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

Activision Removes ORION From Steam

· 2 hrs

So apparently Activision has removed ORION from Steam. This was done via a DMCA takedown request stating:

“on behalf of Activision, who 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."

I've uploaded comparisons of the weapons in question, from both games. I had to guess on weapons as no specific assets or images were provided to me, nor was I contacted by Steam/Valve or Activision prior to having the game removed from Steam.

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

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

This is extremely serious that a DCMA request has removed our entire game from sale, during the biggest sale event of the year. Apparently no cross-checking was done by our Partner, who we've been with for over 5 years and I have seen better and would expect better from them. At minimum, to contact us regarding our assets/defense before taking any action.

We've made Steam our primary platform, but this has put a definite scare into us going forward considering our entire livelihood can be pulled without a moments notice, without any warning or proper verification. I cannot even confirm that the representative from Activision is a real person as absolutely no results pop up in any of my searches.

We have worked VERY hard for many years to not only ensure our community and products were great and supported, but we made sure that we were doing a great service to Steam as a platform and programs like Early Access. This is extremely evident in any of our Product reviews.

We need everyones help and support to rectify this immediately as this erroneous claim has already costed what is a very small team a significant amount of money and we need it remedied ASAP so we can get back to work on real content, something that Activision should take note of.
#OrionNeedsYou
#LookWhosScared
#SteamWTF

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June 24

ORION Needs YOUR Help!


We believe we can create one of the best gaming experiences ever - and we need your support to pull it off!
https://youtu.be/d4xTOR88DdQ

We are having a great time working on The ORION Project and are very excited for the upcoming Version 1.5.5 (Agora!) and Version 1.6 (PvP Module).

( LET'S DO THIS )
We believe we can create one of the best gaming experiences of all time and we need your help to do so. Spread the word, tell a friend, family member or post it somewhere you regularly visit.

#ORION is on Steam for $1.
Dinosaurs, Jetpacks & Mechs.
Games Can't Fail - Only Developers Can.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/493610/
http://store.steampowered.com/app/407840/
http://store.steampowered.com/app/104900/

( WHAT WE DO )
We invest everything we have into research and development and have spent next to nothing on Marketing to date, apart from a few boosted Facebook posts and promoted YouTube videos. We prefer to keep it this way as it benefits the actual game and allows massive amounts of content and focus for a smaller indie team like ourselves.


( WHAT YOU CAN DO )
We believe we can accomplish what we need marketing-wise with a little bit of your help. We believe now is a great time to get into the game as we will have a variety of editions of the game, catering to different pricing models and with the more money we make, the more we can invest into the product and do for you.
1. Post on Social Media (Facebook, YouTube, Twitch, Twitter)
2. Tell a Friend, Family, Peer
3. Write a Steam Review *
*-Good or Bad, just ensure you leave feedback for the Developer/Consumer.


( NO EQUAL )
It is no lie that I am by far the biggest fan of Orion and nobody wants to see it completed more/faster than I do. This is the biggest advantage we have over any competition and this passion allows for incredible production speed.


( SALES & EVENTS )
We have some incredible events and sales coming up in the next 24 hours, including 50% Off on ALL Orion products, including:
· ORION: Prelude (Normally $1, will be $0.50 cents)
· ORION: Elite Edition (Normally $100, will be $50)
· ORION: Elite Upgrade (Founders Only) (Normally, $50, will be $25)
· ORION (Normally $1, will be $0.50 cents)


( THE ELITE EDITION )
Launching June 23, 2016 - this is a special edition of the game offering unique perks and rewards, including:
· Loot Leveling System (Items as UNLOCKS instead of TRANSACTIONS)
· 50% Store Savings*
· 10,000,000 Starting Ion
· Access to the first 20 Guardians
· Exclusive Elite Armor
· Exclusive Elite Helmet
· Exclusive Elite Cloak
· Exclusive Pet
· Exclusive Game Icon


( PROMOTIONS )
We currently have two promotions inside ORION. Login during June 2016 to redeem:
· 5,000 Store Credit Reward (automated)
· Fettuccine Helmet (redeem @ store)


( LET'S DO THIS )
We believe we can create one of the best gaming experiences of all time and we need your help to do so. Spread the word, tell a friend, family member or post it somewhere you regularly visit.

#ORION is on Steam for $1.
Dinosaurs, Jetpacks & Mechs.
Games Can't Fail - Only Developers Can.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/493610/
http://store.steampowered.com/app/407840/
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
Customer reviews
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El Negro De La Esquina
( 8.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Muy muy !BUENO! 8/10
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RedBeardedT
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Very fun game.
Also, ♥♥♥♥ Activision.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
DentoN
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
This game is very good, you have dinosaurs and ♥♥♥♥, very dramatic. I like, good weapons, strong and powerful. It is game for real men and fake women
Helpful? Yes No Funny
steven.weckert
( 12.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Great fun. Smiting dinosaurs with a rocket launcher while jetpacking across the battlefield is the meaning of life.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
David
( 5.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Honestly for the price you will easily get your money's worth. This game isn't going to way you on graphics necessarily but it has so many game modes and enough jokes and craziness to make it worthwhile.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Snow Panzer
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Honestly the best 50 cent game I think exists. Literally paid for itself from all the laughter and fun between my friends and I.

9/10, worth it.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
NOOT NOOT!! | ImMor
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Product received for free
good game
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Mr_Darito
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Sucks, runs horibly with terrible graphics and glitches. It looks good on the trailer but not in real life. Maybe its just my computer idk.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
HiImGolias
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
The good part of this game is that i only waisted 50 cents 10/10 would buy again
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
76 of 93 people (82%) found this review helpful
90 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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28 of 36 people (78%) found this review helpful
37 people found this review funny
15 of 18 people (83%) found this review helpful
8 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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11 of 13 people (85%) 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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18 of 26 people (69%) 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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8 of 10 people (80%) 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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7 of 9 people (78%) 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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8 of 11 people (73%) 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 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
1 person 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.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny