Orbital Gear is a fast paced sidescroller shooter where you utilize the gravitation of celestial objects to give you momentum through space. Arm your Mech with two of the twelve different weapons and destroy your enemies.
User reviews: Very Positive (339 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 7, 2014

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"Fast paced 2d multiplayer mech combat featuring orbital mechanics around celestial objects as you run / float / whatever and gun for opposing players."

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March 26

Patch v1.3.2 Changelog

Fixed:
    Dedicated Server
    • Dedicated servers should now be joinable again.
    • The dedicatedserver.cfg file is no longer case sensitive.
    • A dedicated server can select the best region automatically by setting region to "none" or "4".
    • A dedicated server can be hosted on the Australian servers by using region "au" or "5".
    • Game audio should now be muted when hosting a dedicated server.
    GUI
    • The upper-left Deathmatch interface now always show your score in the second slot unless you are leading the game.
    • The filter options in the server selection screen is now working again
    • The Prism team should now have their stats updated in the score screen.
    • The hurt indicator should now show when taking lethal damage.

Balance:
  • Phase Orb will no longer affect invulnerable players.

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March 10

v1.3.1 Changelog

Fixed:
  • Re-enabled confine cursor option in the options menu, whoops! (Windows only)
  • Fixed an issue with the top friend leaderboard after completing an Orbital Trial attempt.
  • Mech Selection button should now be working properly.
  • Non-host players should no longer be able to shoot during the invulnerability period after spawning.
  • Pulse Rifles should no longer create an effect in the middle of the map when it shoots.

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Reviews

“When a game of Orbital Gear gets going, it really gets going and there are few things that can truly rival the mix of giddy enjoyment and edge-of-your seat thrills that the game provides.”
Strategy Informer

“... if you are looking for a game that really gets your blood pumping with unique style and gameplay, Orbital Gear is for you.”
Elder-Geek

“There’s a solid foundation to Orbital Gear. The momentum-based aerial acrobatics are fluid, and mastering them is rewarding. The weapons are varied, and it’s interesting how they interact with the game world”
NZGamer

About This Game

Orbital Gear is a sidescroller shooter where you utilize the gravitation of celestial objects to give your mech momentum through space. Arm your Mech with two of twelve different weapons and destroy your enemies. Orbital Gear features classic multiplayer gameplay with new mechanics and 3D graphics.

Orbital Gear has classic deathmatch as the basis for multiplayer pandemonium but it also have a special game mode called Orbital Warfare, a mode where you battle the opposing team with the goal to destroy the opponents base. Victory is ensured either with your mechs weapons or by charging your doomsday weapon with energy cores, collected from fallen enemies.

Features

  • Hone your skills in Orbital Trials, a single-player mode where you must complete a series of timed trials against enemies!
  • Fast paced multiplayer experience, inspired by classic multiplayer games!
  • The gravitation gives Orbital Gear a unique gameplay. Movement are affected as well as many of the weapons are either affected or affect the gravity, giving the gameplay new challenges!
  • Twelve different weapons, all with different effects. Scorch planets with the Kasainami to force your opponent to move, or run them down in close combat with the Gauntlet to name but two!
  • Four different utilities. Set up Turrets and Shields or use the Booster to navigate between planets!
  • Four different looks for your mech!
  • Classic deathmatch and Orbital Warfare where your team fighting against an opposing team with the goal to destroy their home planet!
  • 4-player split screen multiplayer.
  • Get ammunition and health from energy cores, spawned from every opponent destroyed. In Orbital Warfare you can also save them to charge your planets super weapon to destroy the opponents planet once and for all!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista
    • Processor: Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia GeForce 8800GT
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X: 10.5
    • Processor: Dual Core Processor
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 5770
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional Notes: Two button mouse recommended
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 10.10
    • Processor: Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia GeForce 8800GT
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
22 of 23 people (96%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 3, 2014
[Pros]

-You control a robot running around and rocket-jumping from planets to planets while trying to destroy other robots like you. Just...see the trailer. It is more exciting to see it than read it.

-The "Maps" are beautiful. Seeing how much different are the planets and spaces [literally] between them, is always welcome. Also in some maps require from the players to play differently each time.
For example in a specific VERY small map, I suggest you heavily to use mines and a shotgun :)

-A very satisfying variety of weapons for you to select. From a "normal" Minigun, to a weapon shooting big deadly gravity balls, pulling your enemies inside it!!!
Also the weapons work very differently from each other, making you test all the weapons to see which combination suit you better. The weapons of choice is Minigun/Grenade Launcher. It is simple my Jam!!!

-You can use 4 different perks: Rocket-Jump, Mines, Shield and Assist Drones. Again, you must test them to see what suit you better. Rocket-Jump is my choice. I just LOVE the awesome stunt I do with it!!!

-OOOoOOOOoooOOohhhh yeaaaaaaahhhhh!!! Run, Jump, shoot while you travel from planet from planet because of the use of the rocket-jump, fly near a enemy and blast him with a grenade launcher, WOSKdlsuokootrkqwqdklsdkls *drools everywhere*

-Wait for it.......waaaaait for it....JUMP AND SHOOT GRENADES TO YOUR SPOT AND SEE THE ENEMY GET DESTROYED BY YOUR TRAP!!!!!! OH YEAH!!!!

-FInally the music is good. Very suitable for this specific game.

[Cons]

-Main problem: Not many people play the game right now. I am trying to find other player to play the game, but it is difficult. However the developers play the game sometimes [or daily, but I don't see them. I don't know] and this is a very positive in my book. They care and love their little gem.

-4 Robots for you to select. Sadly I only like the first one. The other models are....not so hot to say. Need more exciting design.

-Sometimes my character get stuck to a platform and I am a easy target for the others.

[Final Thought]

This is one of the best multiplayer games I ever played. It is fun, exciting, lot of weapons, beatiful maps, awesome stunts you can accomplice. Buy it so I can finally play the game more often ;)

10/10
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
11.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 13
Orbital Gear is a futuristic and fast paced multiplayer game where mechs battle in orbital warfare. Players are able to further their strategies with an extensive arsenal selection. Skilled players learn to utilize the advantages and shortcomings of these weapons as well as each map's gravitation to best their enemies. There is much to explore in the 12 maps and 2 multiplayer modes. The developers at Night Node continue to update this game with new content and fixes, adding much to its replay value. For the achievement hunters and card collectors, the developers have something for you as well.
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2014
Great visual design and graphics, with beautiful and Creative environments!
Too bad not many people online playing this...

NEED MORE PEOPLE!!!
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 18
Fast-paced 2D Unreal Tournament in outer space.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 19
An amazing game for such a cheep price! Would highly recommed the 4 pack!
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11 of 16 people (69%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 12, 2014
Wow, such a good game with a tiny playerbase.
Can a game like this ever go not being played?
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 28, 2014
This game is really such a blast to play, and the gravity mechanic works fantastic. All the different guns are tons of fun too. It would be nice if the environments were a bit more varied, but the main problem is not the fault of the game or design at all: quite simply, there are seldom enough players online to battle with. It is a shame, too, because this is one of the most enjoyable competitive-type games in my entire library, and it would be a go-to if there were more people playing. Highly recommended. [ 8 / 10 ]
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2014
This game is a gem that really deserves more players!

It's like playing Quake 3 in 2D. Getting a kill from 'Discharger' gives you the same sweet feeling that you get from rail gun in Q3.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 23
Excellent music.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 9
Have you ever wanted to play a game where you don't have any fun, everyone hates you and it's not fun? Me niether, also, buy this game.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
34.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2014
after 24 hrs playing this game i can say this game is just awesome !

This fast-paced-orbital-deplacement-shooter is full of different gameplay styles. the dash skill is just OP with the gauntlet for exemple . The physic is really good and smooth, at the beginning it will take a little time to understand deplacement system and whan you understand how it works you will love that !

I have lot of fun playing this game even when other players kill you by some comic way ...!

Don't hesitate , buy this game , come un game and i will show you my gauntlet :)

Really Worth it !!
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 19
It's Great Game just need more Players (( It deserves 9.99$ or more )) :ghsmile:
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 5, 2014
Hey everybody! I work for Grab The Games website and I have done a first look of what

this game is all about. So come check it out and let me know what you guys think about

the game and my review.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPCoKT_nYn8
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 20
I like shooting robots

10/10 IGN
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 22, 2014
i just bought the game and it look pretty good. the only thing is that i cant see anyone online. So it would be cool if we could set something to play all together since we all have the same problem
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 7
This is a game that I didn't have second thoughts about, I just looked at it read the reviews and said "Hey Its not a first person shooter so why not" 10/10
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 19
This game has the chaos of Smash, smooth movement like Super Meat Boy and the gunplay of Borderlands. This game is a must buy, my friends and I love this game so far, and the only additions i feel this game needs is NPCs in multiplayer games and a map maker. Thank you for the fantastic game!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 21
Reminiscent of the days when we threw quarters into huge game machines at the mall. A competent 2D platformer with 3D graphics, polished to a mirror shine. Challenging enough to be fun, simple easy gameplay, and a smooth and organic learning curve.

9/10 - would buy again
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 22
This game, MY GAWD IS IT HYPE! Like the whole mechanic of this entire game is a great concept on it's own. I'm lucky I found this while it was $1 but if it was $2.50 I would be fine with it as well. But the gameplay of this game and just shooting stuff up cause why not, you are a damn space mech jumping from one celestial body to another, It's a fairly fast-paced game which I like alot about as well. So overall I think it's a hype-♥♥♥ game that should be bought.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 20
*Pew* *Pew* *Pew*

10/10 would *pew* again
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