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:
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Very Positive (77 reviews) - 96% of the 77 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Very Positive (1,261 reviews) - 85% of the 1,261 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”
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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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Recent:
Very Positive (77 reviews)
Overall:
Very Positive (1,261 reviews)
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C A M B O
( 7.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
Really fun game with creative weapons and colorful, vibrant maps. My friends and I have had a lot of fun with it, but I really wish there was an online community. I hope that someday this game gets proper promotion or something so that I can find this a viable option for killing time on my own.
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Lost Shadows
( 3.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Honestly, I think this game is great, though the timed challenges (especially for three stars) are a bit over-exagerated. I mean, hoestly. How the heck do you beat some of these levels in under 15-20 seconds for three stars? That's way too hard on some of the levels.

The mutiplayer, on the other hand, is quite enjoyable.... if you can find ANY matches whatsoever. I've only played a multiplayer match once, and I got lucky to play that much. No one plays this game on multiplayer, which is sad.

All-in-all, this is a fun, fast-paced game that doesn't get as much support for what it's worth. I recommend this game if you want a serious challenge for the solo mode, or if you have a friend(s) to play it with.
My Rating= 7-10
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BLARG
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 9
This game is a really fun local coop game.

That is all I can speak for. I haven't tried the trials, or the single player, or even the online multiplayer. But if you want a game in your library that you and a few friends can play on your couch, this game is amazing.

Screen cheating is a real problem though, as it can result in cross-map snipes where they can't even see you. I only recomend it to your mature friends who can deal with some ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t.

A recomended setting for local play is banning the satellite turrets, and the phase orb. Also excluding fusion core from your map choice. Satellite turrets are annoying and invite salt and toxicity, phase orb is a noob-tube, and fusion core is a ♥♥♥♥ map.

A few friends and I played this game for hours, and we loved it. I hope you find the same enjoyment.

I got this on sale for a dollar, but I would be perfectly willing to pay full price for this, though there are many other great games out there that you could add to your local coop collection if you wait to buy this on sale.
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Zandy Pufferbuttums
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 8
Probably the best way to end a relationship.
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KrypticRush
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 7
Product received for free
To be honest, this is one of the few indie games that I enjoy. Sure, not many people play, but it's great to play with my friends! Try to get this on sale, for about a dollae, and I promise, you won't be dissapointed.
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Nyeeeees
( 35.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
A very nice game to play for fun.
Wait for a sale and buy it for under 1$.
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Lord of Penguins
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Well controls are pretty bad and confusing on keyboard and you probably won't get used to it.
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TheArcticSniper™
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
It'a a really fun game but there are just few servers...
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StarFortune
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
This game might've been fun if the ridiculously awkward controls didn't throw me off.
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Hydrophobic Water
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
Planet sized mechs? no problem
Weapons that can glass said planets? no problem
proper porting with no trace of xbox origns? ehhh...i'll do it later

10/10 would lazily port game again
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BattleCrap
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
$1.00, so cool, arcade indie agame.
It's like sorta like a side on view RTS Moba, but with mechanic of aiming auto attack too.
Mainly play with a group, still small amount of servers for each region though (including OCE).
Has trading cards so its basically a $00.50 game.
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Peksyk
( 4.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
BST GAME EVR 69/420 -IGN
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YGB Hawk
( 5.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
I have never seen weapons like before, really well thought out. Dont let the lack of people playing put you off, I just got the game on sale for 59p and hosted a server, it was full with in 5 mins. 8 players.

I love the concept of the gravity pulling you to the nearest mass. This game will get your blood pumping for sure.
See you in game....
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Kazoo Kid
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
HOLY SH**, this game is awesome! Its new and different, i honestly have never seen something like this before :0

sadly not many people play it.. ;-;
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Jared the Footlong Lover
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 28
A very interesting platformer that is definelty worth picking up for $1 on sale :) Amazing graphics, smooth gameplay, and back to the old days of who has the shorter ping XD
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GTalmighty
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 28
A game of who has the better ping.
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Born, the Fox
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 25
I LOVE IT
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jackheaney3897
( 2.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 25
This Game is fantastic the only thing i don't like about his game is that there is not enough players so if you are reading this comment and like fast pase 2d platformer shooter games then i would very much recommend this game because it is just fantastic. One more thing to add the developer really should make this game free it would have a much less dead of a community if he does that and if he wants to make some money off of it maybe add some DLC or something just for an option or skins for your mech it would really make it more accessable to people who dont have the money to buy this game or just dont want to buy it because of the dead community.
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Maymaymun
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24
Gay orospu çocuğu Baran oynuyo.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 30
I have never seen weapons like before, really well thought out. Dont let the lack of people playing put you off, I just got the game on sale for 59p and hosted a server, it was full with in 5 mins. 8 players.

I love the concept of the gravity pulling you to the nearest mass. This game will get your blood pumping for sure.
See you in game....
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
This game is a really fun local coop game.

That is all I can speak for. I haven't tried the trials, or the single player, or even the online multiplayer. But if you want a game in your library that you and a few friends can play on your couch, this game is amazing.

Screen cheating is a real problem though, as it can result in cross-map snipes where they can't even see you. I only recomend it to your mature friends who can deal with some ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t.

A recomended setting for local play is banning the satellite turrets, and the phase orb. Also excluding fusion core from your map choice. Satellite turrets are annoying and invite salt and toxicity, phase orb is a noob-tube, and fusion core is a ♥♥♥♥ map.

A few friends and I played this game for hours, and we loved it. I hope you find the same enjoyment.

I got this on sale for a dollar, but I would be perfectly willing to pay full price for this, though there are many other great games out there that you could add to your local coop collection if you wait to buy this on sale.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 30
BST GAME EVR 69/420 -IGN
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
Product received for free
To be honest, this is one of the few indie games that I enjoy. Sure, not many people play, but it's great to play with my friends! Try to get this on sale, for about a dollae, and I promise, you won't be dissapointed.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
Probably the best way to end a relationship.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
11.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 22
OK, a message to all Game Developers
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To game developers, at least, can you make a game like this? A game that has great gameplay, unique, and creative. Do not focus only on the beauty of the game, but note also the gameplay.

Do not just want to reap a profit by selling your stupid games and DLC. And at least this game has no F***ING DLC such as map and weapons, only a Soundtrack.

Oh yes, and for the soundtrack, gee crazy, cool cool and cool.

Remember, if your game is good, then gamers will love your game. You just need to make a good game, and allow gamers to play it, not have to think of making your stupid DLC-DLC. DLC whose price is equivalent to the game.

If yours was a good game, then gamers will also give a good review. Perform your duty first, then you get your rights.

Hey man!!! look at this game. Only 2D, but is more cool and powerful than Battlefield and Star Wars Battlefront 3 with a million stupid DLC.

Night 10/10 for Node as The Developer
10/10 for the Game
8/10 for the Soundtrack
10/10 for the Character

Once again, for all the game developers, especially for "Overkill Software" stop making stupid DLC, lest you referred to as "Good Game, Bad Developer". Do not let your game called As "Money Fight" , not called as "Skill Fight"
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 15
Orbital Gear is side scroller shooter game 2D.
You got 12 weapons that you can use to kill your other enemies. Use your gravity in your side.
You in space vs other robot enemies which also got good weapons , your main thing that you need to do is to destroy the opponents base , But you must kill them before you doing this.
Remember to take the energy from them after you killing them!
Possitive Facts :
  • Great movement system.
  • Trading Cards
  • Honestly , The price worth the game

Bad Facts :
  • Not enought players to play multiplayer
  • There is no servers so you can't play multiplayer
  • I don't really like the soundtrack at all.

So , I probably really recommend this game , Really enjoyable game to play with your friends!
One of the best 2D games I played in my whole time!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 21
Really good game I really enjoy the weapons and the fast pace action
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 23
Orbital Gear is a good game. 8.4/10
This game is like a MLG shooter to the death. It is quick and challenging. A great game to play with friends to see who is the best.
Your goal is to beat either all the other players by getting the most points, or by beating another team. Either way it's great!
Gotten bored by the slow games? Get this game!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 7
Beautiful game with one of the most interesting mechanics.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 13
Good But not much players
Free For all fight is best !
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 9, 2015
I cannot justify paying full price for this game due to a lack of an online community and solid singleplayer content. However during a sale there is incredible Local multiplayer madness to be had and great fun for you and your other steam friends when hosting an online match. Buy it for you and your friends!
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
11.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 12
Since you are probably skimming through the reviews to make up your mind on a purchase, I’ll save you some time and summarise this game with three words, they are cheap (price tag), stylish (graphics) and fun (game play). If that wasn’t enough to convince you, read on.

This title is essentially an arena game set upon a 2D platform with 3D graphics, the twist revolves around the clever implementation of gravity around structures and planets, with which the players will use to maneuver their mechs. The system can be confusing at first, but very rewarding once a player gets the hang of it, I was pulling gravitational slingshot and performing swing-by shooting within an hour.

The guns themselves are fairly mundane and standard among this type of game, but the twelve of them do vary a great deal in terms of play style and tactics. There are four utility tools available as well, but I rarely see people use them to much effect in game.

As for game modes, you have the basic Death Match which is self explanatory. Then you have Orbital Warfare, a territorial tug-of-war in which both teams race to charge up their main cannons for a devastating blast. Lastly you have Orbital Trials, a single player time attack mode that pits you up against patrolling machines on a map with limited weaponry; this was added by the developers after much request from the community.

The only problem I had with the game was the lack of bots, so if you just wanted a private match with a friend or two, the arena would feel very desolate. Other than that I felt the community could do better with a few thousand more players, so it would be easier to find games during different hours of the day.

The asking price of 10 USD is fine, but if you find this under 1 USD during a sale, it would be a practical steal.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 16, 2015
Fun multiplayer madness with great detail to atmosphere awesome soundtrack and fast paced action.
Movement is key and you will run jump and shoot like in the old days of running with 1000mph. Bringing a friend is even better since everything will turn into utter multicolored chaos.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2015
i came, i saw, i shot stuff
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 17, 2015
It is a really interesting and there is no in game purchase, it is fair for all the players. The graphics are awesome and the pace of the game is really fast, it is really a challenge for the players that you need to pay all your attentions, finding the enemies. This game worths a try.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 15, 2015
Just when you think this is an average game with cute graphics, you try online...and then everything changes. It becomes fast paced, dynamic and crazy sidescroll shooter. Worth playing with friends.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2015
this game is unique, dun and a freaking blast to play however as good as the game is there is simply no one that plays it, however u should still buy as long as u buy it for a bunch of ur friends when its 90% off or ask them to. Overall this is one of my favourite multiplayer games next to halo 2 and unreal tournement, now buy it so theres somone online
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2015
this is good game. i like it
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