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 (539 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 7, 2014

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"A smart 2D shooter based around movement and gravity, Orbital Gear has a sharp aesthetic and satisfying weaponry. Small playerbase, so bring friends."

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May 21

Patch v1.3.3 Changelog

Fixed:

  • The black pause fadeout effect should now only be visible for the paused player in local multiplayer.
  • Issues with controller support on Mac has been resolved, they have been verified to work with a XBox 360 controller using the "Tattiebogle" drivers.

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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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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
33 of 39 people (85%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 18
Fast-paced 2D Unreal Tournament in outer space.
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24 of 27 people (89%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 16
A couple of things:

The Bad:
1. No LAN Support, Local Coop (Offline LAN would be great... but nothing of that)
2. Being from South America, it sucks a lot. NO Servers avaliables, and the ones from Europe or US give me 400-500 Ping
3. Even for the Regions availables, I don't see that many servers.
4. No practice or at least at first glance, not well made tutorials or AI (Not that big of a deal, because it seems pretty straight fordward.. but still)

The Good:
1. Awesome concept
2. Very Fluid and fast pace
3. I did not play that much, but found no glitches or bugs
4. Mechs!
5. Customization

Again, correct me if I am wrong in any of the cases, but is my opinion at first glance (I might have not find the places to do it, so I may be talking falsely). I will definetly change my review if these things change.

Chears.

EDIT:
It still needs some things I would like in a game to be awesome.
This would be an awesome Couch game. LAN should be definetly on it.
More servers!

Hope more people start playing it
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23 of 27 people (85%) 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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16 of 19 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 19
An amazing game for such a cheep price! Would highly recommed the 4 pack!
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15 of 18 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 23
Excellent music.
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