I am quite shocked that this game actually came to exist on Steam, but I praise valve nontheless.
This game is absolutely amazing. It was my FIRST game ever.
I remember being about 6 or 7 years old, and my mother giving me this after she saw it offhand at a best buy one day.
O.R.B or Off-World Resource Base, is the best spaceflight strategy warfare game that I have EVER played.
Homeworld doesn't even compare.
The story behind this is just as gripping as the gameplay, you play as the Malus, and then after - as the Alyssians. Both races are "children" of a lost species that spanned an entire universe - moons upon planets upon systems upon galaxies, known as the Aldar.
All that is known of the Aldar is through a "bible" if you will known as the Torumin, which is posessed by both species.
The Aldar came to extinction due to a species known only as The Great Betrayer.
After searching and discovering the remains of the Aldar, the great betrayer shows his face.
The Elathen, and their slaves, the Kyulek.
It is up to only you - to defend Alyssia and the Aldus system from the Elathen - destroyers of matter.
Can you find and harness the lost and ancient Aldar technology and use it to your advantage, or will all the great work of the ancient intergalactic Aldar be lost as floating, frozen relics in an endless wasteland of death.
O.R.B is a game to which I have never been bored of, or have ever seen an end to the unique gameplay. And although I wish it had server support, the Singleplayer experience is absolutely tremendous, and the graphics are extremely appealing for a game made in 2002.
Good job, Strategy First!