Orborun is a 3D action skill run & roll game! Control your Orbot, avoid the obstacles and escape the hazardous Orbo-world. More than 100 levels, local co-op multiplayer, feeling of speed and twisted levels in haste/puzzle and hazard shaped different worlds makes this game fun to play for ages!
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Very Positive (353 reviews) - 83% of the 353 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 5, 2014

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Orborun is a 3D action skill run & roll game!

Control your Orbot to collect the goods, avoid the obstacles and escape the hazardous Orbo-world. Complete levels on perfect run to get more bonus. More than 100 levels, local co-op multiplayer, feeling of speed and adrenaline, twisted levels in haste/puzzle and hazard shaped different worlds and cool Orbot skins makes this game fun to play for ages!



Players have mentioned that Orborun gameplay would be perfect on PC, fast-paced action is just made for game-pad controller. Today Orborun gets a huge upgrade, new features, special effects, quality boost and much more so that PC players could rediscover the rolling games genre again!

FEATURES

- Fast paced, fun & uber challenging
- Rediscover the rolling ball games genre
- Local co-op mode to play with your friends
- Game pad support
- 100+ various and rich levels in 3 robotic environments
- 3 different robots with 27 cool Orbots skins to unlock



TROUBLESHOOTING

Some users reported issues with garbled video on Mac OS X. Updating your drivers (https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=1244-WEJN-0804) usually helps, however if it does not, launch Orborun in windowed mode.

To select video options (custom resolution, windowed mode, etc.) hold ALT key (Option key if you are on Mac) while launching the game.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: XP or later
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: pretty much any card
    • Storage: 600 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.6 or later
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: pretty much any card
    • Storage: 600 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 or later
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: pretty much any card
    • Storage: 600 MB available space
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Overall:
Very Positive (353 reviews)
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RodsMun
( 3.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
It's a decent game with challenging elements,I can't really say if it's worth 6€ since I got it for free,but overall a fun game to play.
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dc.rh.doc
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 6
I know a little about unity,so I know the developer haven't spend alot of time on it.

But...If you got this game on free, it's quite worth, the gaming is not too bad, it's challenging.
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ApronChef
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 5
I like it, really good to play multiplayer. Its not a game with a massive story to it, its not insanely indepth, its a fun party game and its fun. Half the fun is yelling at the screen that you didn't complete the level within the amount of lives you're given. Have to say though, that the checkpoints should be removed as they sort of spoil the achievement of getting through the level.

Best played with 2 or more people, you can play with up to 4 (including yourself).

It works well with in-home streaming from steam, and it works with my usb controllers too, so it can be used with them.

Its not got 100hrs of content, but it sure as hell can keep you occupied for a hour or two when you need something to do, especially if you've got company and wanna play a laid back game. (Levels are prettie quick, so you can pick up and leave whenever you want without consequences.

You can buy new skins for your orb ingame with currency you earn from doing levels, extremely easy to unlock when you play multiplayer.
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Mephistopheles of Los Angeles
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 8
Checkpoints ruined this :)
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isabellathehella
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 22
Let me begin by saying two things.
1. I absolutely hate writing negative reviews.
2. I got this in a bundle for next to nothing, and still feel like I got ripped off.

Games of this type generally aren't my style, but I very rarely feel the need to write a negative review even with that being said. The graphics, while somewhat bland, are fine. I wouldn't say they're fantastic, but definitely acceptable. Now that we've got the good stuff out of the way, let's get to the rest of the game. You control everything with two buttons. Just the right and left arrow keys. This game needs far more precision than these controls offer. (I played before writing this review with an Xbox 360 controller, and I will say it was better than without the controller. Definitely. However, the controls were still sloppy at best, and attempting to correct any mistakes is almost certainly fatal.), The levels look all pretty much the same, and it gets very tiresome. The levels are also all very short, but despite this they have a lives system? This honestly makes no sense to me, and half the time you'll respawn in a spot where it's literally impossible to avoid dying. The music is also incredibly generic, and in my opinion very annoying. I also didn't find the levels to be particularly challenging, and when it was it was simply do to s***** controls. I tried to put more game time into this before writing a review, but I literally couldn't force myself to do it any longer than half an hour.

PROS:
  • Decent graphics
  • Controller support

CONS:
  • Horrible, sloppy controls
  • Generic, irritating music
  • Levels grow very repetitive
  • Little instruction as to what your objective is
  • An overall, generally unenjoyable game

As much as I personally disliked this game, and cannot in good conscience recommend it, I do hope the developers continue to make more games. With more effort and practice, I'm sure they could make something great! This game unfortunately, just isn't.
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friburger
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 20
Got this on ♥♥♥♥♥ in a mystery pack for half the price, its a decent game and got multiplayer so you can play with other people, thats a bonus.
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Iam noob
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 20
COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL.
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Mr.Tourtoise
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 17
Potention is high
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axel
( 5.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 8
A really nice little game with great graphics, a slick soundtrack and challenging puzzles. Orborun starts off really simple but gets much harder as the levels progress. Even completed levels don't lose their novelty and a worth a replay or ten ;)
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Dallas
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 31
good game
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
37 of 44 people (84%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: September 5, 2014
Orborun is a game that requires skill. It’s a game that can easily be picked up and played for a couple of minutes but it can also be played for hours on end. The kind of game anyone can enjoy. It’s a game about a running (and rolling; or vice versa) robot and your goal is to set the best time and have the highest score.

This isn’t one of those puzzle games that desperately feels like it has to tell you a story just in order to make sense of it all. The game has several modes - Haste, Puzzle and Hazard – and each mode seems to have 15 levels. A new category will unlock as soon as you finish one of these. So finishing Haste will unlock Haste 2, which has more obstacles and is generally more difficult. As you probably would’ve guessed already each mode is focused on something specific. So Haste focuses on speed, Puzzle focuses on getting as many points as possible while sometimes figuring out where to go and by flipping switches and Hazard is focused on avoiding obstacles and falling down holes. Of course, your main goal is to still set the best time and score.
Overall the levels are enjoyable and require good skills and timing. Finishing a level will also earn you coins that can be used in the in-game store to buy cosmetic items for your robot.

The game gradually introduces some new objects every few levels like ramps, walls and portals.
It makes the game more interesting and difficult at the same time. The camera does get in the way of the action sometimes and I think it would’ve helped if it was placed just a tad higher.
Collision detection is also a bit flaky; some of the levels require that you bounce off of walls in order to make a left or right, but bouncing straight into the wall will reset you to the last checkpoint. Confusing and frustrating. So you have to move slightly to the left/right before crashing into it. I understand that the robot isn’t built for high speed crashes but if you implement a mechanic like this you have to ignore these kinds of things if you ask me.
The game also doesn’t always register when you pick up (collide with) an item. I’ve had several times that I was 100% sure I picked something up but the game didn’t process it. For me it’s not that big of a deal but if you want to set the high score then it most certainly is.

Graphics wise the game is simple. Simple but pretty. The robot is well animated and textured, and the way it morphs into a ball (or the other way around) will look good and cool to anyone who likes Transformers.
The level design on the other hand is a bit uninspired. The level is set in a gigantic cube with lots of platforms and each of the game’s categories has one primary color. Haste uses a lot of blue colors, Puzzle has an orange colored look and Hazard uses a good amount of green. It’s certainly distinctive.
But then again, the colors aren’t the problem; it’s the fact that the levels feel a bit empty. There’s nothing happening in the background. You can argue with me here and tell me that this is for serious gamers that don’t want to be distracted, but then I’d say that any serious gamer could probably look past those things. I don’t want to see a level full with animated stuff, but a few things wouldn’t have hurt.
The soundtrack is electronic and it usually has a good, solid beat. You’ll probably have heard all of it after just a few levels, but I guess most of you won’t even notice because you’ll be too focused on finishing a level. The sounds effects are kept to a minimum and can usually only be heard by collecting items, or by the occasional crash into an object (which is rare).

Orborun isn’t a very long game. A level usually takes less than a minute to complete. If you can complete it in one turn, that is. A lot of the levels will definitely take a few tries in order to complete them and if you’re a true completionist than it will take you many tries more. Since there are 6 categories consisting on 15 levels each the game should take you at least 90 minutes to complete. And that’s a best case scenario. I think you should add at least a couple of hours more if you want to be truly accurate. And afterwards there are still the Bonus levels to be completed. So all in all there’s a good amount of value to be found here.

Orborun doesn’t really reinvent the wheel but what’s there is (mostly) solid, and fun. Sure, there’s always room for improvement but anyone looking for a game to set a new record (time and/or points) will have a blast with this one.

[Rating: 75/100]
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29 of 32 people (91%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 27, 2015
I really enjoy playing the game. It's pretty well done and I really like some of the levels. The game is challenging, especially the hazard levels are hard.
Beat the game after a little bit more than 4 hours. I'm now aiming for 100% at the Haste and Puzzle Levels. Hazard is mechanically impossible for me, as i'm always struggling at hazard.
I recommend to use a gamepad, it is possible to play with keyboard but in my opinion it's harder.
So if you are searching a new game, which is a little challenging, definitely give it a try.
The graphics are good, the game is running fluently even on my crappy laptop. The levels are designed well.
The music is ok. I'm just tired of it. The sound is also okish. It's is rather annoying. This is my personal opinion though.
The only thing is that the game does overall slow down my laptop a little, which shouldn't be a problem because as I mentioned, I do play on a crappy laptop.
I also apologize for typos, english isn't my native language :D

Story Time
WHERE'S MY PRINCESS?

My friend is currently struggling at level 9 at hazard 1. You should hear him at skype. He's complaining about the "story" of the game. He wants to rescue his princess so badly. "WO ISCH MINI PRINZESSIN?" (Where's my princess in swiss german). So I beg to you, please add a princess to the game, which the mighty hero orbo needs to rescue.
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33 of 41 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 28, 2015
I got this for free on an Indiegala giveaway, a simple but really funny game, I liked it.

PS: The soundtrack is amazing.
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15 of 20 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 29, 2015
Roll for it
Orborun is a very fun game, but only if you can tolerate a pretty decent challenge. People calling this the Super Meat Boy of rolling games, and I don't think I could put it any better than that. You're going to get angry, you're going to wail in the agony of defeat, you're going to bask in your victories, and you are going to hammer that retry button until there's a hole in your screen. It's hard to find anything bad to say about the game apart from the control option showing up so often and slightly uninspired visual/audio design. If that all sounds great to you, give Orborun a little of your attention, it's dying to meet you.
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 8, 2015
One of the best runner style games on steam.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 12, 2015
God, this is just abysmal. The music is generic and obnoxious, for starters. I feel like I have heard these songs in other games. The graphics are about the only thing here that looks decent, but they're simple and kind of samey.

Anyways, gameplay-wise... what the hell. You simply cannot demand precision from a player when 1. rarely is indication of what you're supposed to do given 2. the controls are loose and imprecise, heavily physics-based. The first two worlds are decent if rather mediocre, but I gave up in the first hazard world because the game was demanding something and I had no clue what it was asking, and doing anything other than what it was asking kept getting me killed.

The levels are short but there's a lives system, which is 1. an instant mark-down in 2015, jesus christ guys, seriously? 2. Almost pointless due to level length. For some reason you're always moving forward, just like, natural movement, so you can only steer left and right which makes correcting mistakes basically impossible, and it's easy to make mistakes with how loose the controls are.

The scoring system is broken as heck, it actually encourages dying to get a better score because points don't reset when you die. Doesn't seem to have any reward for scoring 3 stars though so I never bothered.

This game isn't very fun and isn't particularly worth your time. I got it free, which is about what it's worth. It does nothing other games haven't done better.
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25 of 41 people (61%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 9, 2014
Not a particularly fun game. The controls are surprisingly sluggish for a game that requires a good amount of precision. Also, there is a wall-bouncing mechanic that is infuriating. If you don't hit a wall at just the right angle, you simply die instead of bouncing off it. This sounds like fairly common sense, but the way it's implemented with slow turning in the game doesn't work well.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 21, 2015
4.5/10

Kind of like a marble endless runner mixed with speedrun. The game is somewhat fun at first. The problems is with the mechanics and control. You always move at full speed and instead of having a jump, or slow down, or any sort of control, you don't. This means many times you won't be able to make a turn, or do anything, if you aren't in the perfect position. This is also due to the terrible slow turning radius which is equal to that of a semi-truck. Since you auto lose in certain parts because you didn't come in perfectly, the game is less about reaction time, and making good decisions on the fly, and memorizing the entire level and doing it over and over. This is also because every part has instant kill walls and jumps, meaning you start the level over again. All the levels look and feel basically the exact same, and more variety would be nice. Many marble games provide good control, while this game takes it away. If you ever lose momentum or anything your ball will not be able to make jumps. Half the time your ball just breaks, which is annoying if you bump the side of the platform, or with any boxes or walls that slow you down.

Some parts require you to run into walls but for some reason if you take the perfect angle your guy won't be destroyed. Many parts that flip the screen around and have you jumping from thing to thing or going upside down, its hard to staty focused and keep track of where you should be moving, which causes another problem with the trial and error gameplay rather than the skill based gameplay. Some parts you have no idea where to go next but since you cant stop or anything you just die. Other parts if you don't hit the jump perfectly you will automatically die or miss it. Other parts require you to turn way too sharply and quickly for what the game affords. Go get "influx" for ball rolling or something like audiosurf or endless runner for that type of game, this is a combination of the two that loses the best of both worlds.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 14, 2015
Prepare to Roll
This is a fast paced arcade game that is a fair amount of fun. However, there aren't many game modes to choose from but there are a decent amount of levels in each game mode. The game run smoothly and the graphics are simplistic but aren't terrible at all. With that being said i did get this game for free and it is definitely worth it at that price or even a discounted price. At full price maybe not, unless you are seriously interested
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 9, 2015
Orborun is good example that mobile game can be still playable on PC. Game play is really nice and exacting. Soundtrack and graphic are fine. Only thing that disappointed me is playing time. After 3 hours i end everything. This game really need something like workshop and achievements.
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