Orion is a total conversion utilizing Valve Software’s Orange Box engine. Orion immerses the player in an intense online experience with dynamic combat and a vast array of new features.. Featuring fast-paced tactical gameplay on futuristic battlefields, Orion brings the fun into gameplay.


JULY 1ST, 2010

We thank everyone for there support for the 'ORION: Source Multiplayer Beta' product. We had an absolute pleasure playing the game with you guys.

We are proud to have been able to develop and release this for free. We have learned a lot and we are dubbing this the 'Social Experiment'. We have obtained a wealth of community feedback regarding the Source Beta and have applied it to our new endeavor, 'ORION: Prelude' - our companies first endeavor.

The Source Multiplayer Beta was shut down on July 1st, 2010. We are currently focused on the brand new independent title.


Spiral Game Studios, Inc is a brand new independet games developer that has spent the last ten years refining and perfecting multiple game series and game designs. Our flagship game series, 'ORION' is at the helm of all of this.

To find out more about Spiral Game Studios, please visit here:

To find out more about ORION: Prelude, please visit here:

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18 comments by Praz on Apr 12th, 2011


And opens up! We are pleased to announce that ORION: Source Beta is officially Open-Source! We have been talking about this behind doors for a little bit now and it is finally time. We are extremely humbled to how far we have come and without Valve, Source, the Source SDK and the release of the ORION: Source Multiplayer Beta - it wouldn't have been possible.

We would like to give back to the Source Modding Community. You may have noticed our Firearm's acquisition April Fools joke where they featured some of our old dinosaur content in the media - well now you can do the same.


Game Models
Game Materials
Source Code (05/2009)


Take a look below:



Parker's Global Downloads:
(Global, 1,000mbit, automatically uses closet server)


Sadly, we need to make a few disclaimers. First and most importantly - the Source Code. I unfortunately had a hard drive crap out in late 2009. This means that the Source Code included is the source code from roughly 5-6 months before the first public release. So much of it is dated and will probably appear broken, however, after much discussion we figured that someone out there may find some use from it - so we included it anyways.

There is of course bound to be a few glitches here and there. There also may be some missing content. If we stumble upon any additional assets or materials or source code elements, we will make an update and release it. Let us know any problems you may encounter.

This is a (for the most part) un-organized collection of the files. You talented folk will be responsible for decompiling and reconstruction of the files. This is simply our permission to use it in your mods and products - those of which have no financial gain.

If you have any questions or need help with any of the content, we ask that you refer all questions to:

This content is made available for free to all fellow Modders. We hope you enjoy!

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ORION: Open Source

ORION: Open Source

Apr 12, 2011 Full Version 8 comments

We are pleased to announce that ORION: Source Beta is officially Open-Source! We have been talking about this behind doors for a little bit now and it...

Orion Beta 1.2a [PATCH]

Orion Beta 1.2a [PATCH]

Jul 8, 2010 Patch 12 comments

ORION: Source Multiplayer Beta 1.2a has been released. It is a very large weapons update. All weapons have been modified and adjusted and there are over...

ORION Beta 1.2 [FULL]

ORION Beta 1.2 [FULL]

Jun 14, 2010 Full Version 25 comments

Experience the new and updated world of the Orion Source Multiplayer Beta. Featuring over 100 game fixes, 5 brand new maps, optimized gameplay and performance...

ORION Beta 1.2 [UPGRADE - 1.0/1.1 - 1.2]

ORION Beta 1.2 [UPGRADE - 1.0/1.1 - 1.2]

Jun 14, 2010 Patch 0 comments

Experience the new and updated world of the Orion Source Multiplayer Beta. Featuring over 100 game fixes, 5 brand new maps, optimized gameplay and performance...

Orion Beta 1.0 - Full Install

Orion Beta 1.0 - Full Install

Dec 13, 2009 Full Version 66 comments

Download Orion Beta 1.0 - FULL INSTALL! Enjoy 3 new maps, over 50 changes since the FilePlanet Closed Beta

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Yah Apr 1 2011, 6:25pm says:

Wait....what exactly is happening?

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TimeCrab Apr 1 2011, 6:51am says:

Hey why aren't there any servers?

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shadowofamn Mar 17 2011, 11:20am says:

The most important at this point is not finishing your game, it is to regain your reputation with the community. You might have a handful of loyal troops in your forum where you can dictate, but the industry is tight and words spread fast. And right now it doesn't look good for you and your game.

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Awesome_ninja Mar 18 2011, 4:03pm replied:


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Captain_Romulus Apr 15 2011, 10:39am replied:


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xalener Mar 16 2011, 11:54am says:

What the hell is going on?

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Praz Mar 16 2011, 3:26pm buried:


We will no longer be updating on these platforms and if you are interested in any Spiral Game Studios news - please refer to the company website (http://www.spiralgamestudios.com) or the Spiral Community (http://www.spiralforums.com).

Official statement for this was posted at:


Taking down those community portals became a very simple decision. We are not removing all forums or mediums for discussion. If you want to discuss Spiral Game Studios related stuff or ask us questions directly on any manners, we have put together these mediums to do so.

Previous to this, we were pretty huge on not only updating the community through media updates but also posting on a variety of forums (sometimes 20+). We checked those multiple times a day to to interact and answer any questions.

People are claiming some ridiculous things making this a much bigger issue than it is. This quote sums it up best:

“I don't think I would shoot my self in the foot by removing any one that was either working hard, meeting deadlines or contributing towards the game in a positive way.

Let's use our heads, people.”

In short, spending all of that time interacting outside this forum would literally take up days. We can no longer afford to do that especially given the current circumstances. I haven't had time to devote myself to the actual game development these last few days and that is what is most important.

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wazanator Mar 17 2011, 5:58am replied:

In other words you want to be able to monitor what people are saying. Yeah its quite clear how corrupt you aren't >.>

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xalener Mar 18 2011, 11:21am replied:

Yeah. All that spam and trolling deserved or not is bad for the project. In fact, the deletion of the page shows he still cares.

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ZombieDawgs Mar 14 2011, 6:05pm says:

I hope you die in a fire you piece of ****, stealing somebody's work like that - You're nothing and you're scum, absolute scum - You're not talented. You're not artistic - All you are is an ideas guy with the biggest ******* ego on the planet, what makes it worse? You took 20k of donations, fired all your team and sacrificed 6+ years of work, good ******* job *******.

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BillClinton Aug 13 2011, 1:03am replied:

what is going on? can you fill me in?

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BillClinton Aug 13 2011, 1:03am replied:

what is going on? can you fill me in?

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Firespike Apr 7 2011, 8:05pm replied:

Errrr...what are you talking about and what happened?

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LordXamot(Cavou) Mar 16 2011, 10:29am replied:

I heard what happened and it's absolutely disgusting.

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FlySpyGuy Mar 16 2011, 12:28pm replied:

There was a discussion on Moddb about what you are saying, Praz was there, but then today, the entire game has been deleted off of Moddb...Doesn't make much sense to me...

Edit: It was there yesterday, and gone today...after a big news announcement saying he didn't do what is being said about him. I am trying to give him the benefit of the doubt until I see actual evidence saying otherwise, but that was a pretty suspicious move...

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Highest Rated (3 agree) 10/10

Spoiler! Tron's dad dies in the end!

Feb 9 2011, 8:08pm by Hanstehgreat

Lowest Rated (13 agree) 1/10

One of the most horrible and painful experiences of my life, a reskin that plays WORSE than the game its reskinning. Orion had potential during its stages as Incoming and Incoming: Source, but Praz decided to scrap all the good and potential progress in exchange for a crappy reskin. This mod died within its first day, and im not talking about its initial unplayable release, this mod well and truly sucks... And dont get me started on the stuck up deluded cunt who owns the company behind this piece…

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