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 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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May 28

Let's Have A Chat



There has been some confusion regarding what we're up to and I wanted to clear a few things up for everyone.

A little while ago we cancelled all other titles/developments at Trek Industries once we internally committed to approaching The Orion Project again. While most of these titles and games were never publicly announced or mentioned, some were.

These cancellations included games like:
1. ORION: Interlude (sequel to Prelude)
2. ORION: Interlude (Episodic Campaign)
3. ORION: Retro (action/platformer)
4. ORION: Fueled (Adrenaline Racing)
5. ORION 1 (Campaign, Trilogy)
6. ORION 2 (Campaign, Trilogy)
7. ORION 3 (Campaign, Trilogy)
8. OrionVR


( WHY WE CANCELLED THEM )
We decided to cancel these titles not because we're not going to be delivering these experiences, but because we want to deliver them in a new and unique way - a way that doesn't split or segregate the community by forcing an annual or bi-annual re-purchase of a new game or sequel. This also benefits us on the development side of things allowing us to focus on what we create instead of going backwards and re-creating/re-modulating systems and modules every year.


( WHAT WE ARE DOING INSTEAD )
Instead we're going to use all those designs and technology and integrate it into one giant and connected experience via The Orion Project. These are games within games, but are being called Modules because of their inner-connected relationships/parallel activity alongside other modules at the same time.


( ORION: PRELUDE 2 = FPS MODULE 1.0/2.0 )
So you'll be getting that sequel to Prelude, which is incredible FPS and Third-Person gameplay with the ability to purchase Weapons/Vehicles (coming after 1.5) and tackling side objectives and bonus missions. It won't just be a new camera angle and weapons as we've also evolved the overall gameplay that occurs during these modules and perspectives and will be taking it a step further.


( THE EVOLUTION )
You can see these in changes like the mobility of the power source (Harvester) compared to the Power Gen (Prelude), the ability to buy weapons/vehicles anywhere rather than running all the way to a shop, the confirmation of weapon attachments, the deeper player customization and so much more.

So if you're a fan coming from ORION: Prelude you will find the experience of the sequel within The Orion Project courtesy of the FPS Module 1.0 and 2.0, otherwise previously known as and using content/assets/designs from ORION Interlude (aka ORION: Prelude 2).


( ENTIRE GAMES WORTH OF CONTENT )
You're getting an entire FPS games worth of content courtesy of this integration. We will be doing the same thing with the Mechs and we will be doing a full games worth instead of a Mech-spin off game.

So instead of just one Mech vehicle with a preset weapon loadout in the game like Prelude, we will have multiple classes of Mechs with an on-going and growing list of unit types within those classes. In addition we are developing an entire arsenal of weapons exclusively for the Mechs and the content of the Mech module will be comparable to a game like Titan Fall 1.

The same goes for the Racing module(s), the Campaign, and so on and so forth.

- - -

We are tackling each project one at a time to not get overwhelmed and I believe we are making incredible progress and a year from now people will very much enjoy what we are all building together.

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
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Kerron27
( 19.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
This game is gr8 but buy Orion instead http://store.steampowered.com/app/407840/ , the successor to this, it has better graphics, optimisation and gameplay. Prelude is still a good game but why buy it if a better one is out for the same price. Anyways both are cheap ($0.99 or $0.49 on sale as of the time of making this) so you could buy both and try them out.
Rating:
Orion Prelude: 8/10
Orion: 10/10
Good luch and have fun.
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snooki b> trading cards 2 scrap
( 4.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
asta e si usor si greu
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SunflowerTwix
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
(Going to update this as time goes by, but just know that the dev does update the game to this day, and it's really good fun! I'd suggest the reason a lot of people don't like it, is that it's in a different gameplay style than they're used to. But seriously it's a 8/10 for me.)
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SinsOfSeven
( 10.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
I bought this game for 10 dollars under the title Orion: Dino Beatdown. The game I bought was really great. Then it became dino horde that game was okay. Orion Prelude is not a good game.
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Mr. S
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
this game sucks like Robin Chuuj
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jamminguitar
( 22.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
For $.99, you can kill dinosaurs with 4 friends or play PvP with 9 friends! Best decision in years!
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Dragozillion
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
no wonder this game is 1 dollar dont even bother with this game its really bad
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TheLastPenguin | kickback.com
( 6.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Firstly, i would like to start off by saying i by no means have any experience reviewing games, and i have not played very much of this game as i do not have many friends to play with. That said, this game is possibly the best wave survival game i have ever played. The combat is fun and engaging, the developers are absolutely amazing in personality, skill and listening to its amazing community. Orion prelude is a must have in any steam library, and for 79p ($1) there is no reason to not have it. The game is definately better with friends and is great for game nights.
For the price of probably an item in your CSGO/DOTA2 inventor, this game is 100% worth it.
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Falco
( 22.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
its a good classic
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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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Posted: May 31
Best 0,99€ i've ever spent.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
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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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
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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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5 of 6 people (83%) 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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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
199.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
Very interesting 1 euro game. The game is nice but the achievements are boring... too booring.
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2.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
For a dollar yeah
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Recommended
14.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
I never enjoy buying games. But I got pressured into buying this because of my friends. I was thinking "It'll probably be a ♥♥♥♥ game but it's just a doller." But holy ♥♥♥♥ was I wrong. This game has a major lack of fun when it's singleplayer but the fun is all in co-op. 10/10 dank meme m8.
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Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
Jousted with a Stegosaurus in a car. Flew across the map, hit the top of it, and got an achievement. 10/10 would joust again. :P

It runs kind of badly for me unless I make the window small, and gameplay is a bit confusing sometimes, but overall not bad.
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