Guardians of Orion is a Sci-Fi Co-op Horde Shooter featuring Dinosaurs & Robots. Complete Mission Objectives all over the Galaxy with your friends to earn new Gear & Rewards!
Recent Reviews:
Mostly Negative (28) - 35% of the 28 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Mixed (2,960) - 57% of the 2,960 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Dec 1, 2015

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February 1

ORION Loyalty Discount

Back in 2015 we decided to honor the backers with a failed crowdfunding and granted them rewards despite not receiving their funds. This sort of reflected the cycle that enveloped Guardians of Orion not only then but for years to come. While we wanted to add so much more and were willing to learn the knowledge or skills to deliver the opportunity never came.

Shortly after the release of 1.0 we knew things weren't in a good place for the product. We opened up with a transparent update to make the Community aware of this. We continued adding vast amounts of content based on the original Stretch Goals we wanted to deliver and piece by piece we started to get the infrastructure in there and this included things like Third Person, First Person, Gear, Loot, Inventory, New Guardians, Spaceships, New Modes.

It eventually came down to the point where we put up a Patreon to simply cover server costs, a campaign that also didn't succeed. In the end we tried as many things as we possibly could:
1. Crowdfunding (four total)
2. Steam Sales (Summer, Winter)
3. Orion Sales (multiple a year)
4. Steam Events (freeplay w/ discounts)
5. Daily Streams
6. Giveaway Streams (weekly)
7. SteamGifts Giveaways (multiple)
8. Transparency w/ Community
9. Epic Platform Grants
10. Steam Page Promotionals
11. 3rd Party support
12. Partner promotional support

For all the people that keep asking or wanting more GOO1 stuff, so did and do we. There are only a few methods at this point and the largest ones are unfortunately nulled by the community around the game with things like the review bombs. I literally just had a huge deal break down simply over the reviews/comments. It's fine if they all genuinely feel that way but to expect me to be able to work a deal with that is not likely.

If GOO1 ever becomes self-sustaining we'd look at putting one or two developers on it to do some small things but otherwise key talent is now on other projects and the focus is keeping GOO1 around for all existing fans.

We appreciate all Orion fans who came out to support. We always will honor that support and this doesn't change going forward. There will be loyalty tier-based Discounts associated on future titles which DANKIE will be developing internally.

Moving forward:

We are going to deliver what we initially wanted before the drama, the BS and before the bloated industry-related ambitions. I had made some bad hiring choices and some bad design choices and this product will hopefully help rectify that for me and also for fans of the first game. Owners of the first game will be eligible for a significant launch discount. Join the Discord for more information:

It is being built on brand new technology and will better support hardware and other platforms.
Mechanically, fundamentally and ethically GOO2 will be a night and day difference compared to GOO1. No loot crates, no micro transactions, no double currencies, no Early Access, no Crowdfunding and no online-focused infrastructure. It'll be a premium game that is privately produced and extremely polished at release.

We want to deliver this for fans of Guardians as we want something that lasts through time as we cannot control player counts and this is something we learned, understand and have factored into future projects. There will be a significant focus on Community Tools, SDK and fully offline-ready.

We expect to have Guardians of Orion 2 available for sale as early as summer 2019."

The ORION DANKIE DISCORD features Chat Progression XP which allows you to earn free in-game gear and rewards for Guardians of Orion. Otherwise feel free to organize games with hundreds of other fans or ask game development questions.
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December 21, 2017

Happy Holidays from ORION! [UPDATED]

Happy Holidays! The Steam Winter Sale is now LIVE! We are running one of our largest discounts to celebrate and promote! Save up to 90%

This is our only remaining community effort in order to generate awareness and gauge product performance for our sophomore title, Guardians of Orion. TL;DR If it makes and sustains money, v2.1 is very likely but if it continues to cost us money, v2.1 is not very likely.

We've attempted a variety of events, promotions, discounts, sales, competitions, giveaways, streams and more for the last four years while developing Guardians of Orion. Unfortunately it hasn't been enough for the product to self-sustain.

If you enjoy the game please feel free to spread the word. If you haven't already please leave a Steam review with what you like and/or dislike about the game as any and all activity helps.

Most importantly we'd love to hear any additional feedback. We're currently re-reviewing all community input and suggestions. If you'd like to pass along anything else this is a great time to do so as we curate and collect everything for updated master lists.

If you'd like a chance to check the game out we also have some holiday giveaways @ SteamGifts!

[ UPDATED JAN 3 2018 ]
After careful consideration and product performance review we must inform that we will not be able to produce new content for Guardians of Orion beyond what is currently available (v2.058). We will continue to provide server and customer support for all ORION fans as we move to a purely administrative role.

As an independent developer we are supported fully by fans and product support. The reality is that Guardian of Orion was not supported to the point that we could continue extending post-release support beyond the investments we've already made unparalleled.

We are very proud of what we were able to achieve with Guardians of Orion, our most ambitious project to date. We want to thank everyone who did show up to support Guardians of Orion, both on Steam and its various crowdfunding attempts. We've learned a lot from this experience as to what works, what doesn't and the types of people and projects that we will be developing or investing in directly for the future.

Please follow TREK on Twitter for all Orion-related news and information.
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About This Game

Guardians of Orion is a Sci-Fi MMORPG Shooter featuring Cooperative, Competitive, Social and Dog-fighting Gameplay! Guardians of Orion takes place half a century from now and allows you to explore The New Solar System. Rich with an unlimited and renewable clean energy source, Ion Crystals generated by the star of Rigel help power your Guardian using the most advanced technology and weaponry ever created.


Fight against devastating enemies including ROBOTS & DINOSAURS in cooperative gameplay!


Swap between First-Person, Third-Person and Top-Down perspectives at ANY time during Cooperative gameplay!


Collect Loot & Gear along your journeys!


Forge Resources into Gear and other items.


Track your accomplishments with detailed player statistics and overviews!


Compete with others across a variety of ranks and skills!


Millions of possibilities, including: Armors, Hats, Helmets, Weapon Skins, Shaders, Tracers, Effects, and more!


Decimate your enemies and experience over-the-top violence, gore and gibs! (Can be disabled via gameplay settings).


Take the violence to another level with extreme finishing moves and fatalities!

· PLAY or PAY!

The majority of Trek Store items can either be bought outright or played for as a variety of in-game systems grant you store credits, including the resources you collect, all PvP kills and bonus missions, achievements, daily challenges, weekly challenges and more! Our store is cosmetic-focused with no pay-2-win!


Pets help assist you in collecting resources, items and gear! Acquire a PET and never be alone again.


Customize your Weapon Loadout per characters, including Primary Weapons, Secondary Weapons, Item Kit and Grenade Type!


There are currently three main ways to start playing Guardians of Orion:

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7/8/10
    • Processor: Quad-Core Intel/AMD Processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 500 Series/AMD Radeon 5000 Series or higher (SM3)
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
    • OS: Windows 7/8/10
    • Processor: Quad-Core Intel/AMD Processor
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 700 Series/AMD Radeon 7000 Series or higher (SM3)
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
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