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We're back with another update. We have quite a big announcement regarding 'ORION: Prelude' as well as announcing another new and exciting partnership!

Posted by Praz on Oct 12th, 2010


CHICAGO, IL — October. 12, 2010 — Spiral Game Studios Inc, announces a brand new partnership with NVIDIA (nvidia.com). NVIDIA is a leading power in both video and computer technology. With this partnership we plan to focus on rigorous amounts of testing and pushing the technology behind 'ORION: Prelude' to new levels.


With this partnership comes another great announcement that truly benefits you, the gamer. We are happy to announce that the PC (STEAM) version of 'ORION: Prelude' will be playable in 3D!

Utilizing NVIDIA's 3D Vision technology with ORION, we will be able to craft an experience unlike any other. You can read more about this exciting technology on NVIDIA's website:

We look forward to sharing new announcements and partnerships with you guys in the next few months.

We hope you enjoy all of this and we look forward to hearing your thoughts. Make sure to visit us on our various networks and register on our forums for extended access to otherwise secret things:

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That is all we can talk about for now - so until next time!

Developers @ Spiral Game Studios

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wazanator Oct 12 2010 says:

"NVIDIA® 3D Vision™ technology is a combination of Graphics Processor Units (GPU), specialized 3D glasses, software, and certified displays and projectors that deliver an immersive 3D experience on your PC or workstation." -taken from NVIDIA site

Yeah sorry I dont see myself running out to buy a new graphics card, special 3d glasses, and a special monitor to fight dinos in space.

Hope someone tries this out as I would very much like to know how well it is though :)

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Praz Oct 12 2010 replied:

While it does require a few extra peripherals and only a sliver of the PC ORION community will be able to utilize it - it will be EXTREMELY neat and we cannot wait to demo it out early next year!

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JohnnyMaverik Oct 12 2010 says:

Petty cool, I won't be able to use the 3D since my laptop only has a 60hz display, but I imagine the benefits of this partnership will go beyond having the game playable in 3D. Is PhysX a possibility?

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JohnnyMaverik Oct 12 2010 says:

Pretty cool* Damn the 5 minutes limit on editing -_-

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ThatOGDon Oct 13 2010 says:

Nice. Can't wait for the release
I love the multiplayer beta.
The addition of dinosaurs only makes me want this MORE.

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phil44 Oct 13 2010 says:

While i'm not too keen on this whole 3d craze (waiting for it to mature beyond expensive peripherals and its overuse as a marketing gimmick), an nvidia partnership certainly is big news! Congratulations guys.

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Praz Oct 13 2010 replied:

They really do need to mainstream it to fully encompass the market - Agreed.

3D gaming & Digital Distribution are looking like key players in the next generation of consoles (which is still quite a few years off).

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ghost59 Oct 13 2010 says:

yes 3d

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MrMattWebb Oct 13 2010 says:

Confused. Source games in general are supported by nvidias 3d glasses technology so therefore any mod can use 3d glasses. I played many hl2 mods with stereoscopic glasses as well.

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Praz Oct 13 2010 replied:

This is a bit different as those are simply visual layers that poorly allow the 3D experience.

We are using the tools, technology and private technology alongside NVIDIA to develop the PC version of Prelude with 3D from the ground up.

Also, 'ORION: Prelude' is not using the Source engine - it is using UE3.

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xXMaNiAcXx Oct 13 2010 says:

"ORION: Prelude' will be playable in 3D!" Holy cow, I'm gonna for sure update my pc and buy those cool glasses.

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Squiggers Oct 13 2010 says:

Congratulations mate. Now that reminds me to get contacting places.. :P

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