The sequel to the adrenaline packed, class-based Dinosaur shooter is here. ‘ORION: Dino Horde’ triples the games content and revamps or rebuilds every mechanic and system from the original game (Dino Beatdown) including:
Confirmed  New Netcode & Connectivity 
Confirmed  New Artificial Intelligence 
Confirmed  New New Lighting & Particle System 
Confirmed  New Graphics Engine 
Confirmed  New SteamWorks Features 
Confirmed  New Animations 
Confirmed  New Sound System 
Confirmed  New Game Mechanics 
Confirmed  New Weapon & Player Mechanics 
Confirmed  New Dedicated Server Tools  

ORION: Dino Horde’ puts you and your friends together in crazy game modes and expansiveness environments in which you must work or compete against one another to accomplish objectives and survive the devastating Dinosaur Horde.


Confirmed  50+ Weapons & Gear 
Confirmed  30+ Augmentations (Upgrades) 
Confirmed  9 Dinosaurs 
Confirmed  7 Levels 
Confirmed  6 Vehicles 
Confirmed  5 Game Modes 
Confirmed  Lobbies, Matchmaking, Quickmatch 
Confirmed  100 Steam Achievements 
Confirmed  Spiral Store (Hats, Taunts, Char Packs)

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3 comments by DPrassel on Mar 3rd, 2014


We have just announced and launched our new title through Kickstarter!
  It is called The Orion Project and it is a massive, open world, action adventure game set in a constantly growing and unfolding interactive Space Opera. Conquer the Galaxy with this incredible experience from Spiral Game Studios and YOU!

Help support The Orion Project @ Kickstarter! You can get games, custom armors and even involved with the game development by helping design a world or weapon!


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ORION: Dino Horde sold over half a million copies with the most recent Free-2-Play Event (was from Feb 20 - Feb 27) on Steam.  All of which is going directly towards the continued (free) post-release support for ORION: Dino Horde as well as development funding towards The Orion Project.It jumped from an average of roughly 100 active users at any given time to a peak of 7,000 active users at the climax of the event reaching the Top 30 Most Played Games on Steam and now a new current average of 3,000 active users post-event.

TRAILER | ORION: Dino Horde - Community Appreciation (HD)
TRAILER ORION: Dino Horde - Planets & Moons (HD)  


This event reduced the game by 93% in an effort to have players revisit the game to see 2 years worth of free changes, updates and content added to the game.  And they loved it!
VIDEO | Community - Tanks Vs. T-Rex
VIDEO | Community - 1080p Gameplay
VIDEO Community - Best Game Ever Made!
VIDEO | Community - Best Game Ever

On top of that we just released another free DLC pack (Grasslands Update) along with Game Version 6.0!


ARTICLE Kinja - "Orion Dino Horde is pretty awesome"
ARTICLE RDBK - "Spare no expense: Orion: Dino Horde is a one-dollar bargain"
ARTICLE | Saityrus Evil Avatar - "This game is fun."


"Spiraling Into Control - The Incredible Journey of Spiral Game Studios"
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Spiraling Into Control: The Incredible Journey of Spiral Game Studios
In this in-depth interview/feature, author Nate Hohl explores the fascinating journey of Spiral Game Studios, developer of the ORION series of shooters.


It’s a hard reality to accept that sometimes when a game is released, it is, for all intents and purposes, bad. A number of different factors can lead to this outcome; maybe the developer didn’t have enough money or maybe they were forced to rush the game in order to meet a certain release date. When a developer releases a game that didn’t live up to its original vision, more often than not they simply cut their losses and move on. But sometimes, there comes a moment where a developer refuses to give up on a game. Despite the bad reviews, despite the additional costs, despite the added risk of having to push through bad press, some developers decide that their game’s potential is too important to just give up on. One such developer is Spiral Game Studios.

Below is my written chronicle of Spiral Game Studios’ humble beginnings, hardships, and eventual success that is supplemented by an in-depth interview I held with the studio’s founder David Prassel.Small Team, Big DreamsChances are that, unless you’re an avid PC gamer, you’ve never even heard of Spiral Game Studios. Founded in 1997 by a passionate PC game modder and developer named David Prassel, Spiral’s first major project was something that Prassel dubbedThe ORION Trilogy. To Prassel, The ORION Trilogy was so much more than a mere game concept, it was a full-blown intellectual property that he had big plans for.

“This “ORION Trilogy” contained the entire structure of the IP’s story and its subsequent arcs,” Prassel told me. “The main characters, the main races, fictional corporations and entities that existed, multiple worlds, planets, moons, stations, species and anything in between all the way down to structure design and foliage types.”

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BESTROFLMAN Mar 3 2014, 2:37pm says:

I'm thinking of backing The ORION Project on Kickstarter!

I hope this game will be very succesful!

Good luck Spiral Game Studios!

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DPrassel Mar 3 2014, 5:27pm replied:

Thanks so much for the kind words! :)

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BIZCUITZ Dec 6 2013, 11:06am says:

can you guys add bots to singleplayer because some users dont always have the strongest of internet connections

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Selene. Oct 29 2013, 1:20am says: Online

I heard that this might get mod support soon, is this true?

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DPrassel Nov 1 2013, 5:12pm replied:

No word on Mod support just yet. It is something we highly support and something you will see us include in future titles.

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Selene. Oct 17 2013, 3:07am says: Online

Since i saw markiplier play this I'm gonna buy it, no mater what the people from metacritic and moddb say I'm gonna buy it!

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DPrassel Oct 19 2013, 7:19pm replied:

The comments are directed to a very old (nearly 2 years) version of the game. What you saw Markiplier play was the most recent public builds (which are far better - and nearly incredible if we do say so ourselves (biased).

We hope to run into you in the game!

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jjjaques Oct 10 2013, 9:32am says:

Is this now playable? and enjoyable?

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SpaceMammoth Aug 21 2013, 5:45pm says:

Shooting dinosaurs - I'm in.

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DPrassel Apr 16 2013, 6:49pm replied:

The new game has 3 PvP (competitive) modes for all of our long-time fans who remember the 'ORION: Prototype' from Source in 2009. It features all 3 classes from said Prototype with one mode focused on each of them:

Rocketeer - Assault
Dude Huge - Support
Ninja - Recon

They are rather incredible game modes with Ninja and Dude Huge already becoming community favorites :)

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Highest Rated (5 agree) 10/10

I absolutely love this game no matter what anyone says about it or the developers!

Apr 18 2013, 3:16am by TheMrDakotaWood

Lowest Rated (17 agree) 1/10

From the PR Nightmare the blundering developers turned the first game into, to the obvious lies about using a new engine and graphics (They don't appear to know what a graphics engine is in the first place; nothing they're using is new by the by), this game is an eyesore upon the market and has enough lies written across it to place it in the hall of shame with War Z.

Don't buy it. Save yourself the money and avoid the balance issues, the mind-numbing bugs, and the terrible gameplay.

Apr 27 2013, 5:09am by OhNoesBunnies!

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Mar 25 2014, 5:57pm

@VulgarDaClown if there is any way you can submit this to Metacritic I know the fans (and very much so the devs) would appreciate!

Mar 25 2014, 5:50pm

@VulgarDaClown Holy crap! Very kind of you we all very much appreciate it. We've worked very hard on this game!

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RT @VulgarDaClown: @SpiralGames I agree. The game is stunning. And from an indie dev? You guys are masters of your craft.

Mar 25 2014, 2:03pm

@VulgarDaClown I think we can (safely) say that it will only get better from here :)

Mar 25 2014, 11:48am

RT @VulgarDaClown: @SpiralGames Your game is super appreciated!

Mar 25 2014, 11:43am

@VulgarDaClown super appreciated! Thanks!

Mar 25 2014, 11:43am

RT @VulgarDaClown: *Cracks fingers* Time to write about some Orion: Dino Horde from @SpiralGames

Mar 25 2014, 11:43am

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