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.

OPEN THANK YOU LETTER

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.


A NEW DEVELOPER & GAME SERIES EMERGE

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:
HTTP://WWW.SPIRALGAMESTUDIOS.COM

To find out more about ORION: Prelude, please visit here:
HTTP://WWW.INDIEDB.COM/GAMES/ORION-PRELUDE


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ORION SPREADS HER LEGS

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.

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

Game Models
Game Materials
Source Code (05/2009)

WHAT ARE SOME OF THE ASSETS?

Take a look below:


ORION: SOURCE MULTIPLAYER BETA TRAILER


DOWNLOAD NOW (1.4GB)

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

ABOUT THE SOURCE CODE:

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.

GENERAL DISCLAIMER:
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.

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

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

Spiral Game Studios Acquires Firearms

Spiral Game Studios Acquires Firearms

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We are proud to announce our first company acquisition - Firearms. More details inside!

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ORION: Prelude Accepted @ KickStarter.com

ORION: Prelude Accepted @ KickStarter.com

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Yesterday we hopped into a few games with the fans and the gamers around our communities. We owned some - we got owned by some. Read more inside and check...

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Firespike
Firespike

Hi. I'm new to Desura and I have a Steam account. When I first saw this mod, I was like "WHOA, AWESOME!!!" When I downloaded it, I saw that there was nothing showing on the server list at all. Disappointed, I played by myself a little on some maps, then exited. Today, I see that you have to check off the Show Map icons or whatever it was, and I saw three servers! But they were all empty...I'm hearing about this Orion: Prelude thing. And vehicles and dinosoars. Are you planning to add those in this Prelude? I'm new to Orion and Desura, and I'm a little late to the party. :P Thanks!

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Praz Creator
Praz

Hey FireSpike - thanks for taking the time to comment.

Yes, ORION: Prelude will in fact include dinosaurs and vehicles. Go check it all out at:
Indiedb.com

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Firespike
Firespike

WOW!! It looks awesome! I hope it's optimized, though, because my computer is not that good. :P And I hope it's also free, because my parents don't encourage spending money on games.

EDIT: Does it still use Source?

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Praz Creator
Praz

You can learn more about it in this video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QksnxjPSUkc

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Praz Creator
Praz

It's very optimized, even in it's early stage.

It is scheduled to release on XBLA, PSN and STEAM for $14.99.

FREE DLC has been announced for all platforms

It runs on Unreal Engine 3.

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Firespike
Firespike

Aw man! Well, I'll see if I can get it for my birthday. I'm sure it'll be a big hit. :D

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Firespike
Firespike

Oh, and also, will I need Unreal Tournament to run Orion: Prelude?

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Praz Creator
Praz

No sir - ORION: Prelude is an independent / standalone game - all you will need is ORION: Prelude ;)

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Firespike
Firespike

Awesome! This game is definitely on my birthday list!

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skyhusky
skyhusky

Are the servers down?

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Praz Creator
Praz

They should be up. Make sure to "un-check" the "Show Map List" box at the bottom of the "Find Servers" screen.

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thunderising
thunderising

guys, since they have stopped development on this, and the ORION SDK was also released...

are you guys working on community content and maps for this game? You know that would be great. We know they have to concentrate on their commercial game, so why not we all complete this epic mod?

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Praz Creator
Praz

We have released the SDK - and we are more than happy to give tips on how we did things and anything we might have laying around here.

However, we are a very small studio and are unable to focus on this - as it was mostly to get feedback from you guys and implement it into the "real deal".

We do however, love to play with you guys.

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Spoiler! Tron's dad dies in the end!

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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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