Work together to survive the devastating Dinosaur horde in huge, endless environments.
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Release Date: May 4, 2012

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June 27

An Update

An additional update is available. For the record, I (-David) don't agree with this nor believe it's a good use of a small teams resources to immediately replace any asset.

I was just contacted by the artist responsible (he just woke up to all of this - Eastern part of the world) for the Automatic Shotgun (which is what appears most in fans-submitted comparisons) feels absolutely horrible and has contacted me to inform me that he would feel more comfortable in remaking said weapon regardless of what I do about Activision or how we proceed. So no matter what happens going forward, that weapon will be visually different.

He feels terrible that his piece of art resulted in these events that have affected so many things and he has started production on it this evening to remedy anything he can do directly.

What Activision is claiming isn't a valid or legal use of DMCA. If they were alleging that we had actually RIPPED the Black Ops 3 weapons FROM their game and used them exactly - their shipped meshes, their shipped textures - that is a DMCA case. And the fact that they made an artist feel this way when it's ALL they do is absolute crap.

What they are alleging is that our very own, separately created content is "too visually" or "artistically similar". That is *NOT* what the DMCA covers. That is a form of copyright and IP infringement dispute. Their lawyers know this, but filed this anyways.

We will be seeking resolution for all damages wrongly inflicted towards us FROM Activision via this malicious and overly aggressive tactic.

Our desire to remove said content is purely for our own benefit. We are a small indie team, any minute the game is not for sale during the biggest event is a stake to the heart. Us willing to remove any offensive content and to get it back for sale is to protect our selves, our company and our IP.

As always, we regularly interact and involve our community. If anyone ever has a problem we always invite you to contact us directly at:
connect@trek-industries.com

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June 27

Our Response

The Facts
I received the DCMA request after its removal from Steam with no warning/contact from either Valve/Steam or any developer associated with Call of Duty nor anyone from Activision.

I never was provided specific examples of assets, or screenshots of what offended them - nor given the chance to rectify or remove any offensive content prior to having our game removed from sale.

We assumed which pieces of content based on what they self-labeled of their own as well as community-provided assets.

(Comparison 1 - Auto Shotgun)
http://i.imgur.com/8Qx1NI2.png
(Comparison 2 - Auto Rifle)
http://i.imgur.com/IjS7dfO.png

http://i.imgur.com/ZQeBNGs.png

We immediately offered to remove ANY offensive content (as it wasn't specified) and this was not accepted.


The Events
I was informed by Steam that accordingly to their policy, Activision has 10 business days (until July 7th, 2016 - basically a month due to the Holiday) to act or do anything.

If Steam doesn't receive a copy of a legal complaint within 10 business days, then our game will be re-instated.

What this means is that Activision has maliciously and erroneously used a DMCA request to aggressively attack a small, independent development team during the BIGGEST Sale Event of the entire year, the Steam Summer Sale.


Our Comments
The sight is the only similarity we can see. Even if it was a 1:1, that's not enough for a design infraction, even by legal standards and by a significant amount.

http://i.imgur.com/ZQeBNGs.png

And the sight is just a futuristic M1 Garand, so either way both are homaging a real world property, the only thing that could actually hold up and is the only one without a dog in this fight.

Regardless, an invalid and malicious act from Activision on wrong or non-existant evidence. They are are multi-billion dollar company coming over what is currently a 50 cent game, without contacting us or requesting anything of us NOR providing any specific assets or images of the offensive content to begin with

That being said, if our community finds our weapons or content offensive we are of course always listening and will integrate feedback/suggestions based on such. If you want weapons changed, we are a developer that reads what you write. We've demonstrated this for many years now across a variety of products:

ORION
https://youtu.be/BbL9MioMpF8

ORION: Prelude
https://youtu.be/ShQ3GBFI4KQ


The Non-Specific DMCA:
DMCA Takedown Notice on your item

Valve received a DMCA copyright take down notice about your game, Orion, on Steam at http://store.steampowered.com/app/407840/.
*REDACTED*, on behalf of Activision, alleges that the game Orion uses weapon art content from Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. The weapon art in question includes the M8A7 rifle, the Haymaker rifle, and the Bal-27 rifle. Use of this weapon art content without permission infringes Activision’s copyright in Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. https://www.activision.com/games/call-of-duty/call-of-duty-black-ops-3,https://www.activision.com/games/call-of-duty/call-of-duty-advanced-warfare.

As a result, we have removed your posting from Steam.

Valve follows the procedure set forth in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. The DMCA is a United States copyright law that governs online service provider liability in case of copyright infringement. When we receive a DMCA notice, Valve must take down allegedly infringing copyright materials; otherwise Valve could be subject to a claim of copyright infringement.


In Short
Orion is a game all about homages. It's what it's always been, since it was announced as a retro homage to the classic 90's games with a modern take. It’s GI Joes action figures versus your Jurassic Park toys. It’s Halo meets Turok. It's what we all did as kids in our heads.

I just can’t believe of all things, it was over a generic sci-fi weapon. Regardless what it was over, the most important thing was that we were not warned, contacted by either party nor able to remedy it. We were given no specific information relating to assets, only left to guess or use fan-submitted content/links to decipher.

We offered immediately to remove any offensive content right off the bat, this was rejected.

We are happy to read any feedback about the game. Any ORION fan knows we do this regularly. We are always reading and listening and if fans find any of our content offensive we have and will always replace it.


This Was A Malicious Attack
In the end, what Activision is claiming isn't a valid or legal use of DMCA. If they were alleging that we had actually RIPPED the Black Ops 3 weapons FROM their game and used them exactly - their shipped meshes, their shipped textures - that is a DMCA case.

What they are alleging is that our very own, separately created content is "too visually" or "artistically similar". That is *NOT* what the DMCA covers. That is a form of copyright and IP infringement dispute. Their lawyers know this, but filed this anyways.

We will be seeking resolution for all damages wrongly inflicted by us FROM Activision via this malicious and overly aggressive tactic.

Our desire to remove said content is purely for our own benefit. We are a small indie team, any minute the game is not for sale during the biggest event is a stake to the heart. Us willing to remove any offensive content and to get it back for sale is to protect our selves, our company and our IP.

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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

About This 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.

*Previous version names include ORION: Dino Beatdown (2012) and ORION: Dino Horde (2013).



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
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Recently Posted
defygravity228
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
bought this today after ORION was taken down, ♥♥♥♥ activision
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metaarathen
( 6.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Spent $1 and a few minutes convincing 2 people to also spend $1.
Got the three of us in a hummer and drove it into a Stegosaurus.
We exploded and died.
10/10
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Ol' Tex
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
To the minds behind orion: Activision is horrible. That's why they make games named after fish. (Call Of Duty. COD. A fish nobody likes).
In the event that they actually get the game off steam, know that the community- myself included- thinks that it's a completely absurd tactic used to stifle indie games. If they knock orion off steam, then the other indie devs are next. I hope that Activision fails miserably.

And since I'm on this soap box, I'd like to point out that unless you're using the same sprites, they have NO case. And if you took the time and effort of spending sixty bucks on COD and combing the files for those what, three sprites? Then Activision profited already, so you pretty much payed for it.

AND so I don't get downvoted blah blah blah
This game is amazing, gameplay is great, the bugs (none of which I've encountered, by the way. .-.) are being patched, and it's really worth your two fifty cents.
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toddybody
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Why support lazy developers who have show a penchant for stifling user criticism...

Spend the .99 on a McDonald's coffee and enjoy it.
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Professor Monkeyface Ph. D.
( 16.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
-rep Activision for trying to remove this beautiful game from Steam because they are idiots who want all the money.
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Meppolep7
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
For one dollar, it's definitely worth it. Think of it as an arena-styled game with some Halo-like vehicles and Borderlands-esque graphics. Though its not the most engaging game ever, its very fun at times and has rewarding gameplay. Mowing down hordes of dinos is always fun as you continue to gain credits in order to get better weapons and even vehicles. Great value and good fun for a dollar and you'll definitely get some enjoyment out of this for its price.
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Amish Space Program
( 36.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
A strangely fun FPS game enjoyed best with friends. The assets look like they were taken off of a Halo knock-off, but the gameplay of wave-based dino shooting and vehicle driving has a simple satisfaction that other AAA games don't always seem to provide.

That, and for less than a McChicken!
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The Great Belly of Malaysia
( 4.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Dinosaurs, space, vehicles etc. are all totally worth the price
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dmucky72
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
The shiittest game ever.. boring. shiit graphics.. etc etc.. dont waste 10cents playing this....
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Hodor :( Dragon
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
♥♥♥♥ ACTIVISION!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
81 of 98 people (83%) found this review helpful
92 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 28
"Ha it's only a dollar It'll be a piece of garbage but whatevs"

*plays for 20 minutes*

I have now found the ultimate reason to go on in life. I shall forever be a knight in the holy crusade against the blasphemous dinosaurs. I hereby devote my very existence to driving a tank and shooting velociraptors on the ground and failing at taking pterodactyls out of the sky. ORION: Prelude is the pinnacle achievement of humanity.

11/10 would get stomped on by a T Rex again
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15 of 18 people (83%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
Product received for free
This is, without a doubt, the best $1 game I've ever been gifted.
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
18.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
I buy it once.... ask for refund and steam refund my money.

but now i buy it again and enjoy the game.....

thanks for not abandoning this game and made it works.... love it.
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19 of 27 people (70%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
Best 0,99€ i've ever spent.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
Recommended
30.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
So what is
ORION: Prelude?

It is an FPS (first person shooter) with dinosaurs, your goal is to defend the generator from the dinosaurs. As you defend the generator and kill the dinosaurs you get money to uppgrade your weapons (all sorts) and get more abillitys for your character. This game is pretty hard sometimes but very challenging.

Classes
You can spawn as 3 classes, the Assult, Support and Recon (every class start with diffrent guns). As almost everygame the diffrent classes has abilitys. The Assult have a jetpack wich you can fly a decent amount of time untill it needs to recharge, support have a heal gun (you can heal players and the generator with it) not much more to say about the support class. The recon can be invisible for a decent amount of time from the dinosaurs, (you can not shoot dinosaours while your invisible).

Weapons
So many weapons of all diffrent kinds.. What one should I buy? Thats totally up to you but I really like the bow and rocket launcher and also when you have choosen a class you spawn with a pistol not anyting more. You'll get better and better weapons for points (you get points from the dinosaours by killing them).

Vehicles
It exist many vehicles which is awesome feature for this game, from small vehicles to big helicopters. They all are rideable.
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
Product received for free
We combined a hover bike with an upgraded rocket launcher to make a weapon that surpassed Metal Gear.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
♥♥♥♥ ACTIVISION!
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
Product received for free
Basic Information
Title: ORION: Prelude
Developer: Spiral Game Studios
Publisher: TREK Industries
Genre: First/Third Person Shooter

General Impression
ORION: Prelude could quite possibly be the most affordable game that involves both dinosaur hunting and multiplayer fun. And as of 2016, it is in fact a prequel to ORION. It is definitely best played with a few friends by your side. The singleplayer mode features some pretty worthless bots so don’t expect much help from the AI. Graphics are a sight to behold, even with the occasional glitch popping in. The sheer diversity of weaponry and vehicles at your disposal as well as the dinosaurs themselves, will have you entertained for hours on end while the inclusion of both Achievements and Trading Cards seems the perfect cherry on top, to an already great deal. Buy this game and you won’t regret it.

Strong Points
+ Beautiful graphics.
+ Steam Trading Cards & Achievements.
+ Great price for what it offers.
+ MP mode is quite enjoyable

Weak Points
- Lack of tutorials and a storyline.
- SP mode is less fun since the bots’ AI is weak.

Rating 8/10

This review was submitted for Howl Reviews.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
49.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
After playing too many hours on end, this game is pretty damn amazing.

Pros:
-3 Class Combat
-Jetpacks, rocket launchers,machine guns, Lasers, Bows, Snipers, Shotguns (You can carry an ENTIRE ARSENAL of weapons)
-Trex, Triceratops, Stegasaur,pteradons, raptors, compys, spinysaur
-Mechs, Tanks, Hover bikes, Mounted Jeeps, Helicopters, turrents
-Simple Combat, simple controls
-Mow Down ENDLESS hordes of dinosaurs
-Hand cramps(from all the damn flying and shooting)
-Physics do not exist (I stood on a flying helicarier while shooting a giant plasma beam)
-Helmet graphics (Freezing, Raindrops, flying dirt) are highly immersive in the combat experience
-Its really Easy, and its really hard
-DINOSAURS

Cons:
-Highly unrendered, graphics can be ALOT better, if you can look past it
-servers are sometimes buggy
- HUGGGEE Lack of instruction & tutorials (took me a while to understand the controls and shops)
-Bots are stupid (Though they make up in shear numbers and high attack)
-Lack of Backstory/any story


*my Love for this game was its simplicity, I always turn to this game to blow steam because it doesnt reqire alot of strategy, just alot of slaughtering. This game uses Left 4 Dead combat with a Halo Themed people, and a Jurrassic Park enviornment. You will never feel more clenched when you're dropping missiles at a Dino Boss in your helicopter while a hundred pteradons are knocking the crap out of your ship.

The game Forces you to stay alive as long as possible, upon death you have to wait around 30 seconds for a respawn and you drop all the weapons you collected in the levels. Though your weapons can be picked up again when you respawn, if you rememberd where you died of course. If you dont buy this, then you have NOOOOOOOOOOO idea what you are missing out on.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
'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.
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