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!
User reviews: Mostly Positive (24 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 5, 2014
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"The core Monkey Ball-style gameplay is well-done and helps fill a voice for PC gamers since games like this aren’t commonplace on PC."
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August 28

Thank you for making this happen!

Orborun is launching on Steam thanks to you!

We are making 25% discount for the launch, grab it early and enjoy some of requested features, like: local co-op multi-player mode and game-pad support!

Also, if you want some different style game-play - try other worlds early, now you can feel a little taste of Puzzle and Hazard worlds from beginning of the game!

Sorry for keeping you waiting,

Enjoy and let us know what you think!

Tiny Lab Productions team

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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
    • Hard Drive: 600 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.6 or later
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: pretty much any card
    • Hard Drive: 600 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 or later
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: pretty much any card
    • Hard Drive: 600 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
25 of 30 people (83%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 5
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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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 6
First impression it would be easy going game, but after few levels the game involves you, levels are going harder and bad words are flowing out from your mouth when you can't succeed the level. It's funny and fast game, especially who loves to play arcade games, they have to try. They will be involved too.
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14 of 24 people (58%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 9
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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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 28
This is a horrible game. The controls are incredibly simplistic (turn left, turn right - that's it), many of the puzzles require guesswork (which portal leads where?) and the graphics are just plain awful for a game released in 2014. It's obviously a mobile game, and might have been fun on a phone or a tablet, but it's painful on a computer. You should go play something like Marble Blast Gold or Spectraball instead, if you're bent on playing a ball-rolling game.


TL;DR: Bad controls, graphics, gameplay. Avoid.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 28
This game glitches out too often for me to reccomend this to anyone. When using a controller you can't even control the stearing and after a while it just wants to go right permanently or left. I see some potential but right now this is a broken game.
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 5
Starts off easy but turns up difficulty as you progress along the levels, especially if you want to score perfectly on each level. The 3 different modes allow for diverse gameplay. "Haste" is mostly easy to finish but hard perfecting your time. "Puzzle" will require you to combine the speed with some thinking. "Hazard" reminds of a skill platformer in the 3D world, comparable to the trickier maps of Trackmania (or some 2D skill platformers around). The levels might lead to one or another rage quit when you mess them up just at the end. Since they aren't too long individually and there's an instant restart option you can however try again and again and again ... Sometimes you stop rolling and start running, and it feels like the character controls slightly different than when rolling. I still don't know what triggers that or if it's just built into the level.

Music is ok. Local multiplayer is provided as split screen allowing up to 4 players to play the map at the same time which might actually be nice if you have friends over. Gamepad worked, but can probably be played with a keyboard too since most of the time you will want to go as sharp as possible.

Runs smoothly at 60fps. Graphics are simple, nice and clean.

PS: Looping control is a bit fiddly, you need to change button just at the right moment. Control as a whole gets pushed to or over the limits in the trickier hazard levels and since you can't always see where you're going guessing or learning the course by heart is required.
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 6
I haven't played Orborun for very long yet, but I can tell its awesome. It reminds me of so many games combined into one, the music is great and you could play this on any computer. 5 bucks for this game is a great deal and I would recommend it to anybody who reads this! Only thing I wish was added was online multiplayer instead of local co-op. I give this game a 9/10, would recommend to anybody.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
I like this game. I think it's really fun; but, a fun game needs fun elements. There needs to be Steam Workshop content, there needs to be better turning and physics. Also, the wall thing - walls shouldn't make you die when you NEED them to finish a level. This game needs a lot more improvement.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
This game is easily fixable. The puzzles are interesting but it is a shame there are very limited configuration and controls. The Auto restart on maps doesn't take in to account if you are just about to fly off the side of the map or not when it resets you. Sometimes instead of a restart, it is just several replays of how you last died, just in case you missed it the first time.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 21
YOU CAN PLAY WITH YOUR BALLS ALL DAY WITHOUT ANY CHAFING, OR DEITY ANGERING!!!


Really fun. Really enjoy the "Monkey Ball" style gameplay as I roll my robot through the levels. Makes me feel all nostalgic in my pants.

That being said, it could use a bit of a tune-up. I wish there were some achievements to hunt, trading cards to earn, or more levels to master with the addition of workshop. Any of the above. In its current state, there's nothing to really keep me coming back.

For the price, and especially because of the local co-op and controller support, I still recommend this game, however.

Great fun and well made.
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4 of 9 people (44%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 1
It's awesome! Fun and challenging game. I'm had a lot of fun playing it on tablet and now its on PC! Orborun holds in my memory as one of the most difficult games I’ve ever played. Love it!
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3 of 7 people (43%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 7
Pretty cool game, kinda addictive ;) It all starts slow and easy, but the difficulty racks up pretty fast, especially if you aim to gather everything for the oh so desired 3 stars ;)
Yes, the game is missing some options like rebind keys and sound sliders, but I'm sure we'll get 'em later on, as steam highscores and achievments are coming. If you thought the game is addictive as it is, wait till the highscores come around - I personally can't wait ;)
Did a first impression video aswell, here it is, if you wanna check it out
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=311238584
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4 of 10 people (40%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 1
Simply the BEST game that i ever played in this kind of genre. The game gets you more and more with each level.
I recommend this game for all fans of arcade genre
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3 of 8 people (38%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 5
It's a very fast-paced game and the levels don't take all that long to beat (much quicker than say, Spectraball). There are no audio sliders (only toggles) and the keys can't be rebound...luckily, there aren't that many controls to worry about. The game runs on the Unity engine, so you'll be able to adjust screen resolution & graphics quality as well as toggle fullscreen via a pop-up at launch. I tested both ends of the graphics quality settings and didn't notice a difference, which was odd. The game does award you with coins to unlock new skins and bots, but there's admitedly not a lot of toys to choose from. I'd recommend "Orborun" to those who enjoy being perfectionists and wouldn't mind playing levels over and over again to get the perfect "run". It's not something I'd personally play over the long haul, but for price it's asking, there's a lot of content and play time to be had.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtrPaMCkxyA
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1 of 6 people (17%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 6
Make it multiplayer where you can invite people

8.5/10
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1 of 8 people (13%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 5
Great Game to pass the time would recommed!
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3 of 13 people (23%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 5
Red Metal Sumo Wrestler rolling through a Wormhole.

11/10
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