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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May 26

ORION: Prelude 2 - Coming June 2016



( PRELUDE FANS REJOICE! )
We are going to work our butts off in order to deliver you all (and us) one hell of a game! The direct sequel to our first indie mega hit, ORION: Prelude is coming June 2016 courtesy of The Orion Project!
https://youtu.be/v6Nddfw2NnQ

( THE ORION PROJECT )
The ultimate Space Adventure and Combat Video Game for PC. The Orion Project is a living, breathing and Persistent Universe allowing for you to travel the Galaxy and experience Open World Gameplay like never before!

( NO PAY WALLS - EVER)
There will never be a pay wall between any two friends. Even for specific/exclusive content like the 2017 Campaign, if one friend owns it he or she can invite any non-owning friends to participate, for example.

( MANY GAMES IN ONE )
The Orion Project is one of the largest video game projects ever undertaken. It will ultimately be a culmination of many games pieced together as one giant one.

I want to make Racing games, Fighting games, Social games, Sims, Building Games and more. But instead of making 20 or so titles over the course of 5-10 years and charging you anywhere from $10-$60 for the, I'd rather focus all those experiences into "The Orion Project" in interesting and creative ways.

( ORION PRELUDE 2 / ORION: INTERLUDE )
Many people ask what happened to these games and if they still exist. This title of course still exists and is coming to The Orion Project under the name of "FPS Module".

( PAY OR PLAY )
If we sell anything inside of The Orion Project for a real-world currency it is our objective to also make it obtainable via Store Credits all the same.

( EARNING CREDITS )
There are already a variety of ways to earn Store Credits in the game, including: Daily + Weekly Quests, Trek Achievements as well as an upcoming ION-to-CREDIT conversion system.

( THE CAMPAIGN )
"ORION 1" is coming courtesy of the newly announced Campaign Module starting in 2017. Get ready for some epic cooperative/single-player missions and story!

The Orion Project is only $1 on Steam
http://store.steampowered.com/app/407840

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May 13

First Look @ Our New FPS!

Here is the very first sneak peek at our new FPS module, coming packed inside of The Orion Project!
https://youtu.be/gpstX-wMphE

We are going all out on this new title and hopefully this first glimpse illustrates that. There is a new map being previewed here and it is the Swampland Region, also known as "Grogg".

This is the very first integration test and many things are subject to change. We are working very hard on getting this amazing update out as soon as possible and we hope you enjoy!

The Orion Project is now on Steam for only $1
http://store.steampowered.com/app/407840

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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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MrSmile4_You
( 9.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
This Game is incredibly fun Flying around and shooting dinosaurs Just Fun


pros:

Good gameplay

Graphics are pretty great for a game thats a dollar

level design great

Taunts

Customisable heads


cons:







I give this game a 9.5 out of 10
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intenseskill
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
this is a great game. even if you dont play it you should buy it just because of what these guys have achieved here. to take an absolutely terrible game and turn it into this is just magical!
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Jubilant Cappuccino
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
Dinosaur genocide simulator.
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Jacob McBride
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
its a nice game
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Shrimp Salad
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
Such a fantastic game for such a low price!
Really like the concept of the game and the gameplay is ridiculously fun :))
I could run around and stab dinosaurs in the face all day! :D
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Arklite
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
Even when it's fun, it isn't.
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Coca Cola
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Terrible
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zzilla8
( 5.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
halo wth dinosaurs just epic
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Juggernaut Kush
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Dino's everywhere.The next viral thing on the internat.
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Sir Poseidon
( 15.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Game is amazing! Imagine Halo and Jurassic Park were thrown together in the same universe--That's what you get when you play this game.
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Obi Wan Kenobi
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
I never wanted to kill dinosaurs with a bow and arrow. Until now.
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LonelyAssassin
( 5.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Great game. Minor bugs, I got stuck in a rock. It's better to play with friends.
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Ne0_Kn1ghT
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Well worth it's price tag of $1.
It has Dinos and guns! That's all you need.
Dinos come at you in hordes/waves and you fight them off.
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Kirby
( 27.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
I still enjoy it. For the price of one freaking dollar per copy this is insane.
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big bang
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
not recommended bad gameplay and graphic
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fight crime and abort black baby
( 5.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Shoot dinos and hope for the best

9/11 i give
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f r a n k
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
Clunky. My laptop can run DA:I, Mass Effect, and other much more demanding engines with ease. However, this game still runs like molasses.

The premise is enjoyable, however. For a game that proudly calls itself the worst game out there, a great success.
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Ignorance
( 5.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
Super Dino Puncher Simulator 2012
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hwolf833
( 20.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
The game is super laggy on lowest possible graphics, it looks super terrible on highest possible graphics, and this concept of killing dinosaurs in the future makes little to no sense. The dinosaurs also have super buggy hitboxes, and I find myself seeing too many dinosaurs' animations breaking, freaking out, and going into walls and such. But WHO CARES WHEN YOU GET TO SHOOT A DINOSAUR WITH A POORLY CODED TANK RIGHT? RIGHT?!?!?!

Wrong.

Well, I guess it IS just a one dollar game. Plus, Dino Beatdown was one atrocity of a game, so Prelude gets the gold, star-shaped sticker of improvement.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
48 of 55 people (87%) found this review helpful
18 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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31 of 33 people (94%) found this review helpful
25 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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34 of 40 people (85%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
13.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
This Game is so good!!! FOR A DOLLAR??

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34 of 40 people (85%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
10/10 best game ever

buy 4-pack and play with your m8
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21 of 22 people (95%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Recommended
33.8 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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16 of 19 people (84%) found this review helpful
15 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
Call of duty. For 50 cents. With dinosaurs. 10/10- IGN
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17 of 21 people (81%) found this review helpful
2 people 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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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
3 people 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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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
Plays game for 5 minutes.
Gets trapped in rock for ten minutes.
Finally finds the teleport button.
Hurrah!
Run around dinosaurs with cryo knife taking advantage of their slow turning.
Cryo blade a T-Rex and a Triceratops to death.
Gets killed by a small and insignificant dinosaur.
10/10 would play again.

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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
At just under 2 hours played -

- Running over raptors with vehicle = Yes
- Lightsaber dinos to death = Yes
- Jetpacking over entire map = Yes
- Eaten by T-Rex = Yes

Halo with dinosaurs at 39p!!!!
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
14.1 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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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
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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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.8 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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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
Cheap fun, if you are complaining that this game isnt fun enough or something, you're an idiot. Its 1$. If you play it for 30 minutes you got your 1$ worth out of it. Regret not buying the 4 pack. Pretty fun game with friends. Jetpack dinosaur killing is quite entertaining. 7.5/10
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
game apik kudu tuku

sorry for my javanese :v
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
42.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
I liked this game better when it first came out and I still think they shouldve stuck with what it was but its still fun to this day and now you can switch back to the old way of playing the game!
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
2 people 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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
This game reminds me of the older Halo multiplayer. This game is without a doubt worth $.49. I mean its not perfect. It has bugs and glitches but its only $.49 so you really cant complain. If I had to decribe this game, It would be Halo 2 +Dinosuars += Awesomeness
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10 of 18 people (56%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
This game for me was more of a Yes/No thoughts about it. I usally found a match, so that was good; Gameplay gets boring after about 2.5hrs you just do the same thing over and over unless you change gamemodes which may give you another 1hr of gameplay. The weapon buying system is decent, you can buy turrets, Flamethrower, Minigun, swords, New primary weapons, Grenades, ect. Some of the reloading animations can be buggy, such as fingers going through weapon. Overall this game just went below average.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
Your game is the single worst ♥♥♥♥en peice of trash i have ever seen in my entire life. ♥♥♥♥ looks at ypur game and says gee that looks ♥♥♥♥. I love it
8/8
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