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Orbital Gear is a fast paced multiplayer 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.
Release Date: Aug 7, 2014
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Patch v1.0.5 Changelog

September 19


  • Single-player mode: Orbital Trials

General fixes
  • Kill streaks will not count team kills.
  • Fixed Volt Bringer, Quantum Pusher and Explosives Expert so they can be achieved again.
  • Kills made by turrets shows up properly in the frag scroll.
  • Fixed hitbox for shredder. Changed from a sphere with radius 0.5 to Capsule with radius 0.1 and height 4.8.
  • Default score limit for Deathmatch is now 300, up from 100.
  • Players will no longer drop down in weird angles when running over edges.

Level fixes
  • Fixed zero gravity spot under right platform in Orange skies.
  • Orbital Warfare level Horizons have new platform layout to reduce base camping.
  • Aurora got a faded background so it is easier to focus on the game without being confused by the background.

Weapon balancing
  • Phase Orb starts ammo decreased to 1, down from 2.
  • Phase Orb max ammo decreased to 2, down from 4.
  • Pulse explosion damage decreased to 34, down from 44.
  • Hornets ammo refill from energy cores increased to 7, up from 4.
  • Hornets ammo refill from reload increased to 18, up from 12.

Weapon visuals
  • Discharger hit effect updated.
  • Pulse hit players effect updated.
  • Flak hit building effect updated.
  • Pulse hit building effect updated.
  • Shredder hit building effect updated.
  • Shredder shot enter planet updated.
  • Shredder shot exit planet updated.
  • Nail hit planet effect updated.

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Patch v1.0.4 Changelog

September 4

  • Shield now has a fading animation when spawning and dying.
  • Shield now has an visual effect playing when it's being hit.
  • Quick Play buttons are now more visible and has new graphics.
  • Discharger has a new graphics at the end of the Lightning Line.
  • Basic support for dedicated servers has been added, a complete guide will be posted in another thread.
  • Steam Cloud support has been added for the Options file, it should no longer be reset whenever we patch.

  • Euthanasia now requires you to deal damage within 3 seconds before the out-of-bounds death.

  • Issues with player health desync should be resolved, this means that you should always get points for a kill, never encounter invisible players etc.
  • Added error popup when trying to join a full server.
  • Satellite Turrets will now always fire at enemies.
  • Utility ammo will now update on non-server clients.
  • Shield should now properly block all blockable projectiles.
  • When joining a server which has been running for a while there should no longer be loads non-interactable Energy Cores scattered all over the map.
  • Font size in the score screen reduces to facilitate more populated servers.
  • Obliterator achievement should now work in all game modes.
  • Fixed issue with Mac fullscreen.
  • Nailgun will shoot down other projectiles again
  • Issues with the Euthanasia achievement has been resolved so it should once again be earnable.
  • An engine-related memory leak has been resolved.

  • Discharger cooldown decreased to 0.9, down from 1
  • Shredder shots lifetime decreased to 0.2, down from 0.5
  • Shredder shots knockback decreased to 0.8, down from 2
  • Phase orb now has stronger pull
  • Phase orb DPS increased to 220, up from 200

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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.”
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.”

“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”

Single-player mode Orbital Trials

Players can now experience the feeling of Orbital Gear by themselves, in a series of time challenges the player will have to destroy a number of aggressive drones out to get you.

The update features 48 timed challenges filled with enemies that the player will need to destroy in the shortest amount of time possible. Players are given one of the weapons 12 weapons to beat a set of four levels, in order to advance given levels in order to unlock new sets of challenges for the other weapons. Players will be able to compete against each other on the global leaderboard as well as a leaderboard with their friends.

About the Game

Orbital Gear is a multiplayer 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.


  • 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!
  • Orbital Trials test your skills in this time based mode.
  • 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!

PC System Requirements

    • 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

Mac System Requirements

    • 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

Linux System Requirements

    • 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
47 of 63 people (75%) found this review helpful
5.9 hrs on record
Every once in a while, all of us as gamers have one thing in common; we get bored and want something new/different to play. The developers at Night Node obviously feel the same way. Thus, we have been brought into a new era of mech weaponized combat! Welcome, pilots, to Orbital Gear.

30 Second Review

+ Unique use of physics-based gameplay

+ Fun, immersive, and enjoyable

+ A great game to play online; bring your friends

- Night Node’s first game

- Building a new community from the ground up

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Orbital Gear releases Aug. 7th, and I feel that it is a must own. Watch this video and just listen to the laughter and how much fun I am having while playing this.
Posted: August 2
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38 of 49 people (78%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Update: More people are playing!

Time for my real review

Soundtrack: If you like dance music this takes the cake.
Controls: Very easy to handle, though sometimes it can be a bit weird when going fully around a planet.
Gameplay: Its unique fresh and really fun, I wish it had sort of singleplayer though

For $10 its a little much for right now, but I think the devs will do a really good job on this.
This game is actually really fun,
if you can play that is.

As of right now there is nobody playing this, which is such a shame.

So buy this game so there will be more players!
Posted: August 7
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22 of 27 people (81%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record

Soldat Veterans can rejoice by jumping into this game that is similar but in spaaacccceee, cooler graphics and a neat mechanic with the gravity!

Posted: August 10
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20 of 24 people (83%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Very good game. But the downside is that not enough players to actually play with :( 7/10
Posted: August 10
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22 of 28 people (79%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Orbital Gear is a fun fast paced 2D multiplayer shooter. You can see my full review here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5umwKLamts
Posted: August 9
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