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.
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Mostly Positive (63 reviews) - 73% of the 63 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (1,320 reviews) - 85% of the 1,320 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 7, 2014

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“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.”
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“... 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
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
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Mostly Positive (63 reviews)
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Taz5961
( 4.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
Run around on mini planets, shoot robots, cool guns & crap... 10/10
Cheap and worth it ^
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Cory Baxter
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 20
nobody plays it but its fun
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Ang3lusmortis
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 18
Just plain and simple, this isn't a particularly fun game as far as I'm concerned. The concept is great; mechs in some sort of 2D space-theme shoot-em-up with massive stellar bodies and varying gravity, but throwing in non-optional and timed "orbital trials" just to unlock weaponry is annoying...

The Best:
- High quality backgrounds, backdrops, and environments (sort of a must-have for any 2D platformer style games these days). If the trials weren't timed, I'd probably appreciate these graphics even more...
- Sky is the limit (or space) as far as "how good you can get" is concerned; get comfortable with how the gravity works, how to move around, and be able to switch weapons when needed, but reaction-timing and coordination are serious game changers.

The Good:
- not terrible digital/techno style soundtracks
- challenging fast-paced gameplay
- rather challenging movement (in order to complete trials in a timely manner or be reasonably competitive in multiplayer, you'll have to be able to sling-shot around stellar bodies to get to some locations)

The Bad:
- TIMED TRIALS: you HAVE to follow the progression to be able to unlock each subsequent weapon, regardless of preferences in playstyle
- Hit boxes: time and again, thought you just hit that enemy? Well, it sure as hell hit you.
- Lots of different "Gravitational Bodies," but none of them labeled or any inkling of the effect they will have on your or your weapons.

The Ugly:
- At least on PC/Mac, the keyboard controls are very difficult to get comfortable with; you can hold down the left or right arrow key and start running around a planetary body, but go to jump off or use a thruster and the arrow key held down still dictates your direction (even if you've run around to the opposite side)
- No apparent variation in the stats of the mechs to fit different playstyles (slow and tanky, bruiser, fast but weak, etc.)
- Timed trials are exactly the same each time; no variation in enemy behavior asside from scripts relating to player position means all you really have to do is get familiar with the layout and weapon characteristics and play a level over and over until earning 3 stars.

Overall:
As far as controls are concerned, I'd like to atleast have the option to keep the player "upright" constantly, and rotate the screen as you move; otherwise my personal opinion is that you HAVE to have a controller with an 8-direction pad for the movement to ever really feel natural, and a monitor refresh of at least 120hz. Otherwise, as many would agree, if you're looking for a fast-paced, intense, and dynamic 2D game, Orbital Gear is probably for you. If you get irritated easily when gameplay isn't particularly intuitive and you don't care for timed-trials (like myself) then Orbital Gear isn't. If you can get past the timed trials, the multiplayer can be a lot of fun, as long as there are enough people online...
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El Sacapuntas
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 18
This game is fast-paced and lightly competitve, an extremely laid back game with fun ideas and great gameplay, however, I wouldn't reccomend getting it for it's current price :P wait for a sale
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Shoukaku
( 4.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 18
This game is pretty much dead, but it has really good graphics and gameplay.
75% of the time, you can't find a match.
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RedPanda
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 16
It's really fun and worth the price but I would suggest you get it on sale. The empty servers aren't a problem if you have 1 or 2 friends to play with, sometimes a lot of strangers join aswell.
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Infern
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 16
Too simple, I just got bored.
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GreenBeetle
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 14
Interesting gameplay and beautifully done concept of gravity-free melee fighting but... No one plays this any more. He is dead, Jim.
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HitCoder
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 12
I love this game
The physics system is extremely interesting, I got this game on 90% off discount (so 59p British Sterling) and I can say it is even worth the full £5.99 (UK), I would recommend this to anyone. The main flaw of the game is that it's completely multiplayer based and so few people play it that there's rarely ever anyone online to play. I recommend the game as this will help more people get it to encourage circulation.
The graphics could use a slight improvement but they're pretty decent for the cost, and the mechanics are what set this game apart from other games.
If you're looking for an interesting and different experience that is easy to learn, but challenging to master, then you should consider trying this out.
If you like offline/singleplayer/campaign games then this isn't for you I guess.
8/10 as this game WOULD be extremely enjoyable, if it had a larger community behind it. The lack of the extra 2 stars is mainly the fault of the public not having any interest in the game.
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motorcola
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 11
Abosolutley no-one is on multiplayer but everything else is perfect.
I would rate a solid 4/5.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
25 of 39 people (64%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
Well this game is actually pretty good it has a good concept but my problem is that there is like no people playing this game which is pretty bad, because when i saw this game i actually thought it was going to be good and there was an active community like in any game but in this one there is only like 5 people online in the us region which sucks and makes the game unplayable for the most part, because this game only focuses on multiplayer and the only thing your left to do is challenges but once you finish the challenges you cant do anything else and realize that you spent money unwisely so make yourself a favour and dont buy this game.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
WHY is no one playing this game ???!!!1111

its fun

buy it

seriously ..buy it .... otherwise ..

i will find you

...

and i will t bag you
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
Product received for free
This game is incredibly fun if there is a full server of people. Sadly, it is rare that I ever find a full match because there aren't that meany people online, It is a fun game overall, but I would only recommend getting it on sale because you wouldn't invest that much time due to the lack of players online.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
Really fast paced game, has multple guns and isin't really easy game.
Jumping from star to another and launching black holes at other players.
9/5 Wouldn't pay full price but it's worth it when it's on sale!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
It is a very fun and fast-paced game. A lot of fun while playing it with your friends! But since it is so hectic it is hard to play it for more than 1 hour. It is only €0.69 atm. Definitely worth it!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
Product received for free
Really cool game, had lots of fun playing it. The only bad thing is the low playerbase.. It's boring when there are only 2-3 people in the room, but sometimes you can get lucky and find room with more people to play with.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 8
Awesome unique fun
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
It's pretty fun.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
Fun game but it's unbalanced AF.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
Product received for free
would never pay full price for this but it's still really good
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