Work together to survive the devastating Dinosaur horde in huge, endless environments.
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Mostly Positive (25,779 reviews) - 76% of the 25,779 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 4, 2012

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May 4

Dino Beatdown 4 Year Anniversary

Today celebrates the four year anniversary of what once was the worst game on Steam - but now one of the best games on Steam!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShQ3GBFI4KQ

We recently allowed the ability to go back in time and play the original ORION: Dino Beatdown from inside your ORION: Prelude game build!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2ghyZg_na8

This version is as it was in 2012, bugs and all. For tips and gameplay information please visit this thread:
http://steamcommunity.com/app/104900/discussions/0/458607518212464555/

ORION: Dino Beatdown was a less than stellar game that had a forced early release. You may read more about the history of that here:
http://artistryingames.com/spiraling-control-incredible-journey-spiral-game-studios/

After three years of free updates we evolved it to ORION: Prelude, a massive game with more content and features than ever originally planned. Now you can go back in time and see where everything came from, whether you're an original founding member or simply want to see what everyone was making a fuss about.

ORION: Prelude is having a Flash Sale! Grab the original Dinosaurs + Jetpacks + Mechs experience for less than a candy bar and experience one of the best Co-op games on Steam!
http://store.steampowered.com/app/104900/

If you enjoy our work, check out our brand new game on Steam called The Orion Project:
http://store.steampowered.com/app/407840/

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May 3

Some Important Updates

The results from our very first Free-2-Play event with The Orion Project on Steam are now in. We want to thank everyone who participated for playing the game and helping spread the word.

( VERSION 1.4.3 )
We are currently working on Version 1.4.3 which is expected to release very soon. It will feature slightly improved maps, a new third person camera, camera animations, fixed orbital command and more. Full changelog preview coming soon!

( COMMUNITY CHALLENGE #1 )
Unfortunately this was not a success, with only selling around 40,000 copies give or take. We appreciate all who bought multiple copies (you lot are insane and awesome!) and told friends about the event. While you won't be awarded the prizes we still will do a Trek Credit handout to ALL players as a thank you.

( $1 FOR LIFE )
There was a bit of confusion regarding whether or not The Orion Project would be $1 going forward. The answer is yes, absolutely. The F2P event celebrated the last week of Founder Access as well as introduced the new pricing model. The game is still $1 and will remain this except you will NOT be marked as a Founder starting May 3, 2016.

Thanks to all who contacted to report that our website was down. The issue has been resolved and it is nice to know people visit!

( ORION: PRELUDE FLASH SALE )
ORION: Prelude is having a Flash Sale! Grab the original Dinosaurs + Jetpacks + Mechs experience for less than a candy bar and experience one of the best Co-op games on Steam!
http://store.steampowered.com/app/104900/

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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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VisualVortex
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
Even for 40p it's utter crap. Unoptimized, boring and ♥♥♥♥♥♥ graphics. That's all I have to say.
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☭Ivan Moghard☭
( 10.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
Orion: Prelude. Oh boy is this game fun. I couldn't get my ♥♥♥ off this game for weeks.
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Squidney
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
Definitely not a game i'd play alone, but with friends it's really funny.

Worth the money.
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2Strong4U
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
Really fun and good game for its price!

Too bad my pc can only reach 20-25 fps...
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Neon Man
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
This game cost me £0.39. Its the best £0.39, I have ever spent. Simple game. You get cars, you buy guns, you defend points and shoot dinos. What more could you want?

10/10 would buy again
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Bexz
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
It seems good in the trailer, and it got a lot of good review but IT MOTHER ♥♥♥♥ING SUCKS PINEAPPLE! Not even worth those 0,49 Euro. You will regret this!!!
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Sugar
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
Best 39p ever spent
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Bamboo (Redness)
( 3.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
Supportive developers!
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- Undertaker -
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
To kill time play this game...
Quick

Downside:

Takes ages to load
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B@ked
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
Product received for free
Pretty fun run and gun game. Survive "waves" of different dinosaurs while completeing objectives. Good game for a cheap price. Very fun Multi player game !!
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Andy
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
I met A nice Lesbian on this game
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☆¤aalogic ¤☆
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
WOW. Value for money is an understatement for this game. This game is worth about £12/$15 or maybe more but you can get it for £0.79/$1 or less (during sales) Also 15 DIFFERENT gamemodes !!!!!! What!!!!!!! For $1 !!!!! Oh my!!!!!!! Bottom line is definitely worth it. Trust me.
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Ben
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
11/10
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Fupa Lord | winaskin.com
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
I bought this game as a joke because I had 50 cents on my account left


It's actually a pretty ♥♥♥♥in good game
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Gallimimus
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
Much lag, is a hard game for the lag
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Steve Climber
( 65.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
Started off ♥♥♥♥, became good after some love and craft, now it's gone to ♥♥♥♥ once again. The weather effects alone ruined everything.
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Eastern_UNO
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
Good game for no money. Very nice, I recommend this:)
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BrightL1ght
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
dont buy if your computer is a potato

really.
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Doraemon
( 31.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
Best Developers ever!
Game can't fail, only developers can!
11/10, best game for only 0,5 - 1$
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49 of 54 people (91%) found this review helpful
34 people found this review funny
Recommended
72.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 26
Do you want to shoot Dinosaurs?
Do you want to shoot Dinosaurs in space?
Do you want to shoot Dinosaurs in space with rocket launchers, lazers, and a sword?
Do you want to do all that for only a dollar?

Of course you do! Buy this game!
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
10/10 best game ever

buy 4-pack and play with your m8
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15 of 18 people (83%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
Best 50 cents i have ever spent.
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14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
This Game is so good!!! FOR A DOLLAR??

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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
For it's price, it's great. Had fun playing with friends.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
25.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
Where can you go wrong with this game? It's very cheap and super fun. Honestly, I'd buy this game for $10 or even $20. I highly suggest trying it out or even getting the 4-pack so you can play with your friends. How disappointed can you get when it was only a dollar?

10/10 would watch friend be eaten again.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 6
It isn't great but you'll get 10-20 hours out of it for next to no money (less than £1 is a fair price for what you get).

Make sure to bring a few friends and try and save for the flying tank thing.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
63.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
Considering the dark past, this game is well worth revisiting. The crazy low price, and the flood of updates make for quite an apology that I can readily accept. A game that was broken pulled back from the brink is a rare find indeed.

ORION: Prelude is basically the combination of Halo and Killing floor reimagined by a 10 year old. (Not a bad thing) I'm of course referring to the survival and conquest modes that make up 90 percent of the server list. There are an overabundance of game modes, some of which I haven't even touched. But I don't feel like I'm missing much in some of them; but the creators definitely have thought through every possible angle an arena FPS like this could offer. With that in mind, Orion has a crazy amount of depth for such a cheap game. With leveling, perks, loadouts, upgrades, the list goes on. It's got all the bells and whistles of a AAA title, just without the pretty graphics, models, or polish. And if you don't mind that and just want to cut down a T-rex with a light saber, pistol whip a raptor, or set a pteradon on fire; then this is the game for you. Did I mention the music is fittingly epic as well?

Unfortunately for this gem, the amount of available players is sparse, so if you do buy it, I would suggest doing so with friends in mind, or firing it up during sale time.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
lol, this was fun. much better than what they are doing with the orion project.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
This is a really fun game if you can get a few friends to purchase this game.

My only gripe is whenever you level the game locks up for a second or so.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 26
This game is gr8 would buy for my friends and i again.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 6
Love it, but dunno why cause i'm bad at ♥♥♥♥ like this.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
11.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 26
Great fun Game to play with your friends
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
dont buy if your computer is a potato

really.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 23
Great game for the price, lots of fun!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
If you play this game all alone it might get boring pretty fast but if you always play this crazy dinosaur game with a friend, you will have some really awesome and funny moments. I can only recommend this for people that enjoy being tramped on by a big Stegosaurus. And I also love the sound the game does when you kill the gigantic T-Rex!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 30
Like Science fiction? Like harrassing animals? Like dinasaurs? Like doing things that are seen as animal/dinasaur abuse? Broke af and still wanted a good game that last you for a couple (and more) hours?
Say no more. Get this game
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 28
It is a really awesome game :)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
Alot of fun for an odler game. Fun with friends and the ever so not safe for work chat and in game voip. Its a great 11 round shooter that has a similar set up and play style to borderlands but its a survival game with vehicles youd see in Halo or mechwarrior. If you ever played Sanctum/orcs must die etc youll like the game. It reminds me of alot different game mechanics from other games. Online is solid, lots of bots to help you :3

My only issue that is the interface to buying weapon and augments are not the same and some what complicated/confusing, augments you double click and weapons you have to click the green purchase.
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