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Rooster Teeth / Achievement Hunter plays 'ORION: Prelude'!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JF91qvP716s

If you are a YouTuber/Streamer please contact us for free press keys (press@trek-industries.com). Make sure to include your site/blog/channel in your contact email.

We have always and will always allow all YouTubers and Twitch.tv users to monetize any ORION related videos that they desire. We want to support you in doing what you love and we hope it helps at least a little.
Community Announcements - David Prassel
We are thrilled to announce that ORION: Prelude has accumulated over 20,000 Steam User Reviews with a "Mostly Possitive" rating of 75%.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShQ3GBFI4KQ

To celebrate we are participating in a Steam Summer Flash Sale that adds a 51% savings discount bringing the game to $0.49c USD (single copy) and $1.49 for a 4-pack.

This is the BEST time to buy the game and the cheapest price it will ever be so make sure to spread the word before time runs out!
http://store.steampowered.com/app/104900/
Community Announcements - David Prassel
Own one of the BEST Dinosaur games on Steam for less than $1. Support Developers who support their fans!~
http://store.steampowered.com/app/104900

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShQ3GBFI4KQ
Community Announcements - David Prassel
Blizzards, Hurricanes, Volcanoes, Tornadoes and Sand Storms.
https://youtu.be/7wqtunOxSTI

We have been developing our backend technology for all upcoming titles, including both Project Guardians AND the Marvel Tech demo. Here is a Pre-Alpha showcase of some more advanced weather features. We hope you enjoy!
Community Announcements - David Prassel
"Approaching the release of ORION: Dino Beatdown was one of the most stressful points of my life, only surpassed by what would come shortly after. By December 2011 we were running out money fast. In January 2012 we were out of money entirely. I sold my car at the time in order to get whatever money I could to funnel back into the development of the game."

Article:
http://www.co-optimus.com/editorial/1475/page/1/indie-ana-co-op-and-the-dev-stories-games-cannot-fail.html
May 18
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http://youtu.be/5AUFqDgKd4Q
https://youtu.be/RKz_Ym1eolA

This is a video demonstration showcasing the back end we are building up on the new Unreal 4 Engine. This is the back end that will power most / all of our future \ titles for the next foreseeable future, including the upcoming Project Guardians and Marvel Tech.

This early Pre-Alpha technology demonstration showcases various aspects including Weather, Screen Effects and the Water/Ocean developments. We have other upcoming videos that will showcase the Advanced Weather system, including Tornadoes, Hurricanes, Volcanic Environments and more!

*The demonstrations use community environments. We will be showcasing our custom environments soon enough!*
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[UPDATE: 5/16/2015 @ 10:00AM]
About to complete production on Tony Stark/Iron Man:


We wanted to give everyone an update on all things Trek Industries now that 'ORION: Prelude' Version 3.0 is out and we are well underway on our next project - 'Project Guardians'. This title uses a brand new game engine and new game content:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5ltffMc__M

( Dual Development )
Since 'ORION: Dino Horde', we've done the dual-development cycle where 95% of the developers are always focused ahead on the future title via content production (3D Artist, 2D Artists, Animators) while Chris and I both focus on the polishing/integration phase (Programming, Level Development, Testing, Other). This way our art team has constantly paid work available rather than 50% down-time and we are making massive progress towards the next title when it's time for me and Chris to shift/focus attention towards it.


( 2nd Title )
The 2nd title is the one that shifts around the most and this is definitely a better quality than it isn't. Being able to turn a ship around and into any direction is much better than having to stick to something even if you don't believe it's the best fit, whether for the team, whether for the demographic you're releasing to or any reason above and between. Anyone or anything that can adapt and re-position is better than something that can't.


( Next Release: Project Guardians )
Project Guardians is our next title that will be released to the public. Content production has been underway for over a year now and it's now in a mass integration and polishing phase. Because of this we are still on schedule to release some form of Project Guardians in 2015.


( Marvel Pitch )
While Project SkyFly was to be the 2nd title to hit production and share assets of Guardians content production - this has changed recently. We have an amazing Marvel Co-Op game design and much like JJ Abrams to Star Wars Episode 7 we'd be more than happy to move things around to incorporate this project into our pipeline if even remotely given the opportunity. This project would take 18 months to complete, a bit longer than Guardians.


( Marvel Tech Demo )
We believe Marvel is killing it with the movies and that the fans deserve an equally great game to enjoy. The tech demo is being handled by a very small team of people with myself included. If you agree that Marvel needs a great new co-op game then SPEAK UP and be heard!





*Photoshopped mock-ups using game models and game-ready environments.


( 4 FPS Games In A Row )
We're coming off of having developed 4 ORION FPS games in a row (2009/2010 - Source Beta, 2012 - Dino Beatdown, 2013 - Dino Horde, 2014 - Prelude) and we're very excited to tackle a new genre for the very first time with Guardians. I've personally been working in Orion for the last 20 years with some of our other developers approaching the ten year mark. I believe the best possible thing that we could do is to change up the IP and pacing with a Marvel Co-Op game to not only deliver a great product but to better Orion by giving us a fresh sense of air and ideas when we come back to the dinosaur-filled world. This is something worth pursuing for both ourselves but also our fans and the gaming market.


( Filtered Focus )
At this point going forward there are only 3 ORION (Guardians, SkyFly, TOP) games that remain in our pipeline. We've spent the last year taking portions of each additional one (like Instincts and Swarm) and integrating them into those 3 focused experiences.
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PC Gamer took the time to revisit 'ORION: Prelude' and it was very much appreciated.

"For a single dollar, this might offer the best dinosaur lunacy value currently available on Steam..."
http://www.pcgamer.com/mechs-tanks-jetpacks-and-dinos-in-the-1-orion-prelude/
Community Announcements - David Prassel
In 2012 we released one of the worst games of all time and almost everyone hated it. But instead of ditching it we supported it. For three years! After 60+ game updates, over 18,000 Steam User Reviews, going from a 35% to a 75% rating and more than 1 million copies sold, we are here to show you that Games can't fail - only Developers can.
http://artistryingames.com/spiraling-control-incredible-journey-spiral-game-studios/

(TRAILER) ORION: Prelude - The Best/Worst Game on Steam!
https://youtu.be/ShQ3GBFI4KQ

We never set out to make the best game ever, the most technically impressive, or to have top of the line graphics. We wanted to make the most fun game possible that brought in retro-inspired elements from the games that we grew up on and marrying them with more modern mechanics. It was important to us that we make an incredible game for groups of friends to play together and in that regard, we couldn't be more proud!

(TRAILER) ORION: Prelude - Play For Free - Own For $1
http://youtu.be/CMErL3_rmE0

We are celebrating this achievement by launching a week-long Steam Free-2-Play Event starting May 4th, 2015. This allows all 125+ Million Steam Users to play the entire game for free during this period. When they love what they see they can own the game for only $1.

Please support developers who support their fans!

ORION: Prelude @ Steam for $1:
http://store.steampowered.com/app/104900/

( ORION: PRELUDE v3 CHANGELOG )
· Added: New Map: Raupi_II (Survival & Rampage).
· Added: New Map: Outland (Survival & Rampage).
· Added: Remastered Maps: Strike, Raupi, Arid, Plains, Depth, Nanko, Haven, Trine, Eden.
· Added: New Player Spawn System for Survival.
· Added: Remastered Weapon SFX for most weapons.
· Added: Out of bounds mechanic to two new maps.
· Added: New Shops (Barracks/Armory) to two new maps.
· Added: New Rampage game mode (Shop & Generator additions).
· Adjusted: T-Rex/Spino now receive 25% of their missing hp instead of 25% full hp when feeding.
· Adjusted: Switched out Pistols for Longbow in Duel game modes.
· Adjusted: Increased size of bullet projectiles.
· Adjusted: Increased movement speed of Playable Dinosaurs.
· Adjusted: Increased amount of sprint energy for playable rhams and pteras.
· Adjusted: Nerfed enemy bots.
· Adjusted: Increased melee damage towards dinosaurs.
· Fixed: Invisible hand bug when picking up or buying a weapon.
· Fixed: Glowing grass bug at night.
· Fixed: Many achievement issues/errors.
· Fixed: Water rendering bug.
· Removed: Old maps from Rampage support.
Community Announcements - David Prassel
In 2012 we released one of the worst games of all time due to many events and almost everyone hated it. But instead of ditching it we supported it. For three years! After 60+ game updates, over 18,000 Steam User Reviews, from a 35% to a 75% and more than 1 million copies sold. We are here to show you that games can't fail - only developers can.

(TRAILER) ORION: Prelude - The Best/Worst Game on Steam!
https://youtu.be/ShQ3GBFI4KQ

We are celebrating this achievement by launching a week-long Steam Free-2-Play Event starting May 4th, 2015. This allows all 125+ Million Steam Users to play the entire game for free during this period. When they love what they see they can own the game for only $1.

(TRAILER) ORION: Prelude - Halo + Killing Floor for $1
http://youtu.be/CMErL3_rmE0

Please support developers who support their fans!

ORION: Prelude @ Steam for $1:
http://store.steampowered.com/app/104900/
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