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We Are Giving Away 5,000 Free Copies! (Thank You!)

August 30th, 2014

We are so excited to announce that ORION: Prelude is officially released and finally available for less than $1 USD on Steam!







It has been only less than a week since the release and we want to thank you for the support! Over 10k likes on the Spiral Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/spiralgamestudios

This means we are going to release an ADDITIONAL 5,000 ORION: Prelude Steam codes for the Reddit giveaway.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEBr85nqhiY

We are preparing to release 1/5 of these (1,000 new codes) in ETA 2 hours (Noon US Central). Tell everyone! Share, spread and tag!

Location:
http://trek-industries.com/post/95945715480/my-reddit-giveaway-was-deleted-so-here-it-is

If you get a code just now, please post which # here to help other people determine what is still available! Also tell any others that if you guys get us to 10k likes on Spiral Facebook (160 more!) we will release an ADDITIONAL 5,000 keys!

For those who have already received your free Steam key of ORION: Prelude - Congratulations! Have fun and make sure to play with friends.

Spread the word so we can spread the love!
https://www.facebook.com/spiralgamestudios
#orionprelude #freecodefrenzy #tellyourfriends

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We Are Giving Out 1,000 *FREE* Copies!

August 27th, 2014

We are giving out 1,000 *free* copies of ORION: Prelude on Reddit to celebrate the Master Race of gaming hardware. Spread the word!

http://youtu.be/BEBr85nqhiY

Visit:
http://www.reddit.com/r/pcmasterrace/comments/2er96k/orion_prelude_now_on_steam_1000_keys_inside/

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Reviews

“An instant classic.”
Steam Review

“Best transformation of a game I've ever seen.”
Steam Review

“I am completely addicted.”
Steam Review

Just Updated

Now offering full Xbox 360 gamepad support!

Early Beta Access

The ORION: Prelude Developer SDK Beta is launching in September 2014.





If you're a Mapper and would like to participate in private testing please go here:
http://trek-industries.com/sdk

About the Game

'ORION: Prelude' is an indie Sci-Fi shooter (FPS/TPS) that seamlessly blends together incredible visuals and addictive combat. It puts you and your friends together into intense, cinematic battles using some of the most incredible weaponry and amazing vehicles in which you must work or compete against one another to accomplish mission objectives, explore giant worlds and survive the devastating Dinosaur Horde.

In addition to the return of the adventurous, survival-based cooperative gameplay and retro-inspired Arena Combat, 'ORION: Prelude' features massive, Open World Cooperative and PvPvE.



Supporting up to a variety of game modes, including:
  • Survival (Objective)
  • Slaughter (Duration)
  • Rampage (Playable Dinosaurs)
  • Prehistoric (Custom Variable)


Supporting up to 10 players and offering 2 game modes:
  • Conquest (Cooperative - 5 Players)
  • Vital (PvPvE - 10 Players)


Supporting up to 10 players and offering 3 cooperative game modes:
  • Free-For-All (Deathmatch)
  • Elimination (Stealth)
  • King of the Hill (Territory)
  • Gun Game (Ladder Climb)
  • Instagib (Twitch Reflex)
  • Vital (Open World)


Supporting up to 10 players and offering 3 unique game modes:
  • 1v1 Duel (4 Playlers - Tournament)
  • FFA Duel (4 Players - FFA)
  • Team Duel (5v5)

Key Features:

  • Open World Gameplay
  • Cooperative & Competitive Gameplay
  • Dueling & Melee Combat Gameplay
  • 1st Person / 3rd Person Hybrid Gameplay
  • 15 Game Modes
  • 50+ Weapons & Gear
  • 30 Augmentations (Mutators)
  • 20+ Multiplayer Maps
  • 7 Vehicles
  • Full Weather System
  • Persistence & Player Progression (150 Levels)
  • Class-Based Gameplay & Player Loadouts
  • Statistics & Leaderboards
  • Lobbies, Matchmaking & Server Browser
  • Player Store (Cosmetics)
  • Rewards & Unlockables
  • Real-time Dynamic Day/Night Cycles
  • 10 Dinosaurs (All Playable)
  • 250+ Steam Achievements
  • 12 Steam Trading Cards
  • Steam Big Picture Mode Support
  • Bots & Offline Play
  • Tutorial System
  • SDK & Steam Workshop (Custom Maps)

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows Vista SP2 32-Bit
    • Processor:AMD Athlon X2 2.8GHZ / Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHZ
    • Memory:3 GB RAM
    • Graphics:256 MB Graphics Memory (SM3)
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:8 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX 9 Compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS:Win 7 / Win 8 (64-Bit)
    • Processor:AMD 4-Core / Intel 4-Core
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:512 MB Graphics Memory (SM 3)
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:8 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX 9 Compatible
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
Helpful customer reviews
333 of 410 people (81%) found this review helpful
390 products in account
38 reviews
237.5 hrs on record
Seriously, if you were paying 0.99$ for it, then why are you expecting a 29.99$ game ?

As lots of you may have known that there are some bugs and Immature 3D imaging issues, including shooting delay and broken graphics, but I actually have had a lot of fun in it.

Killing dinos with friends is simply fun, with various choices of maps and gameplay mode. If you don't see it as a dedicated gun game, you'll probably make it easier to enjoy.

In short, personally, paying 0.99$ for a 160-hrs+ game, that was just worth enough to me.
Would like to see how this game improve in the future.

ORION: Dino Horde
[7/10]
Posted: June 13th, 2014
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198 of 248 people (80%) found this review helpful
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1 review
5.4 hrs on record
It's bad... In the best way possible. Will Dinohorde go down in history as an innovative piece of gaming? Not in any sense of the phrase. Will it be remembered for its cutting edge graphics, intuitive gameplay or captivating story? Negative. What you will remember about Dinohorde is the unreasonable amount of fun you will have playing it with a few of your best gaming buddies. Its difficult to describe why, and it might just be how ridiculous the whole thing is, but Dinohorde is one of the most fun games I've played in 2014. The quality isn't quite there but you won't regret dropping a couple dollars on this inexplicable gem.
Posted: June 21st, 2014
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472 of 653 people (72%) found this review helpful
279 products in account
6 reviews
1.5 hrs on record
But ♥♥♥♥, it was 99 cents.
Posted: June 9th, 2014
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482 of 717 people (67%) found this review helpful
366 products in account
10 reviews
7.9 hrs on record
Open the door, get on the floor. Everybody walk the dinosaur
Posted: May 22nd, 2014
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41 of 50 people (82%) found this review helpful
463 products in account
57 reviews
81.6 hrs on record
UPDATE : ORION PRELUDE

There simply aren't enough games with dinosaurs & even fewer of these that are actually worth playing! For me, Orion: Prelude (O:P) is that rare exception. Although not much in way of a story in the game (no single player after all), there is quite a tale on how Orion came to be the game it is today...

The short version is, that O:P is an evolution of previous Orion titles, Dino Horde & Dino Beatdown originally dating back to a successful 2011 Kickstarter campaign. Although recieving early criticism (that would normally kill a game ..dead.. disappearing into obscurity), the game continued to evolve with constant updates (big & small) over the years from the developers. Spiral stuck with it! This dedication & gradual refinement of the game has resulted in an excellent first-person co-op experience, with a well rounded collection of modes, weapons, enviromental effects, vehicles & more to enjoy.

PvP isn't forgotten; it's also selectable. PvP feels more alike to a retro deathmatches, than a modern PvP (in a good way!), but I mainly enjoy the co-op modes. In co-op, you essentially have to defend your power core against waves of bloodthursty dinosaurs. Dinosaur kills will reward you credits, which you can use to buy perks & weapon upgrades, in-turn helping you survive the later, harder waves. Some waves also have you securing objectives. Co-op doesn't feel ultra competitive, most of the time you don't watch your credits/kills, rather finding yourself just having fun surviving & helping your teammates! I've found the community to generally be helpful & friendly in-game too.

One of the real stand-out features in O:P has to be the enviromental effects randomly cycling on the alien world. From the day/night cycles to the extreme variety of climates & types of weather. Adds so much to the atmosphere. Couple this with excellent lighting effects through what seems to be a thicker atmosphere and the results can sometimes be spectacular! Even overwhelming! You definitely get that feeling when your final wave gets a night cycle with heavy rain .. you know you are gonna see an epic close quarter battle!

Along with the awesome effects, there are 3 distinct classes to mix-up the gameplay. Each has unique strengths & each you can progress/level-up in online play to unlock starting weapons, power-ups & perks. Initial learning curve isn't steep, so once you get the hang of the basic flow it becomes very easy to sink multiple hours killing dinos! O:P rarely feels like a grind; even at lower levels (without a lot of perks) you competently kill dinos & gain good XP. Plenty of dinos to go around too :)

If you can't find a friend to play with, there is also bot-support added in O:P to fill the ranks. This can be helpful to get playing quickly if server populations are low (which regrettably does happen).

The trilogy of classes are well balanced (no need for any other classes), as is the gameplay in general. Difficulty is super scalable. Weapons are mainly shared between classes so quickly become familiar, and vehicles are easy to use & offer a good range of practical & destructive uses. Repetitive? Sure, to a degree, it is the same thing over & over and despite there being a lot of 'accessories' to the spice up the character classes & tactics, modes etc, there are not a huge number of maps for each mode. I expect this will change soon with Steam Workshop support being added.

The A.I. generally employed by the dinosaurs is a fairly basic 'rush' tactic, which can feel pretty predictable (there are a few surprises though), but I find the larger dino numbers to counteract this limitation to a degree anyway. There are also the occasional technical glitches like querky physics (flying Stegosaurus anyone?) or clipping inside a dinosaur. Nothing game-breaking that I have experienced, but sure does make for some funny moments! Just like my many failed attempts at some of the more creative 'Ride a Dino for 10secs' & 'Slap T-Rex 100 times' achievements :)

O:P reminds me a bit of those classic, simple shooters like a Serious Sam or Left 4 Dead, but with a bit of high-tech sci-fi flavor. This future-tech feel across the game contradicts the jurassic era dinosaurs & remote wilderness landscapes nicely! O:P is not as complex mechanically or technically when compared to a top end AAA FPS, but its simplicity is also its underlying strength. It is great value ($1!), has strong replayability and the focused, balanced gameplay (some bonus ..ahem.. querks) offers a truely fun & intense, dino killin' co-operative survival experience!


Too much to read?

Yeah ok then (fair call lol).. I'll let Dave Chappelle quickly summarise what O:P is all about ...

(original artwork uploaded by Grayscars!):
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=269015668
Posted: August 26th, 2014
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2,917 of 3,621 people (81%) found this review helpful
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6 reviews
2.5 hrs on record
Still better than CoD Ghosts
Posted: February 26th, 2014
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