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We are extremely proud to announce that the first version of ORION: Dino Beatdown has been officially made available via Steam today!

Posted by Praz on May 4th, 2012

We have been working hard on getting this ready and are extremely excited of getting the game into your hands for the first time. This version is considerd the Day 1 Release which is a 'Seed' version of the game. We are going to be adding constant and consistent FREE Title Updates which will further evolve, polish and improve your gaming experience.

RELEASE DATE: Today (Friday, May 4, 2012)


‘ORION: Dino Beatdown’ is an Open World, Class-Based Cooperative Survival Sci-Fi FPS. The game puts five players together in huge, endless environments in which they must work together to accomplish objectives and survive the devastating Dinosaur Horde. Players earn in-game credits which can be used to upgrade their abilities, purchase new weapons, unlock weapon upgrades and call in vehicles in order to ensure survival.Experience the future as never before. Make use of Jetpacks, Medic Guns, Cloaking Devices and equip yourself with state-of-the-art weapons ranging from Shotguns, Machine Guns, Rocket Launchers, Laser Rifles. If that isn’t enough then simply tear up the environments in a number of vehicles ranging from Hover Bikes, Buggies, Mechs, Tanks and VTOL’s.


Here are the official prices for the game in it's various forms. For the first week of sales we are offering a 10% discount on both styles so make sure to grab it while you can!


  • USD: $9.99
  • GB Pounds: £6.99
  • EU Zone 1: €9.99
  • EU Zone 2: €6.99
  • Rubles: 249p.
  • CIS / China: $7.99


  • USD: $29.95
  • GB Pounds: £20.95
  • EU Zone 1: €29.95
  • EU Zone 2: €20.95
  • Rubles: 745p.
  • CIS/China: $23.95




We are also putting live the official soundtrack for the game. This epic piece of tune was a collaborative effort between the likes of Aakaash Rao and Selcuk Bor. It is a 10-track album and available for only $4.49 via Bandcamp (waiting on iTunes certification):


We are putting live 100 servers over the next 24 hours. We currently have ten live and more rolling out on a regular basis. We will continue adding servers as the population grows.




On top of this we are putting out Dedicated Server Files that will allow you guys to host your own World Servers for ORION: Dino Beatdown. On top of this you can also create your own listen server from inside the game in which your friends can join.




ORION: Dino Beatdown is an exciting new take on Cooperative Survival. The gameplay experience is like no other and we understand that there may be confusion for some new players right off the bat. We are here to help!

We have put together a quick overview via the User Manual that will help you get quickly acquainted with the game and what to do in these huge open worlds. View it below:

On top of this we have put together three video documentaries over the last couple of weeks that will help you get familiar with all of the content in the game including the Worlds, Dinosaurs, Player Classes, Weapons, Vehicles and plenty more. We encourage that you watch these so you can help other players get comfortable within the game:





We are constantly working on the game and have made a new patch available this morning for all the Press and early players (KickStarter, Early Bird Contest). Here is the official change-log from the newest patch:

  • 01 - Added Tweak: Taunt goes third person
  • 02 - Added: Tutorial
  • 03 - Added UI: Class Selection Screen
  • 04 - Added Fix: Menu buttons don't flicker anymore
  • 05 - Added Fix: Third person weapon cloak fix
  • 06 - Added: Achievements
  • 07 - Added Tweak: Dead players are red on the radar names
  • 08 - Added Tweak: HUD Awareness Objectives updated
  • 09 - Added: Notification for the "Use" input (Objectives, Vehicles, etc)
  • 10 - Added: Difficulty Levels
  • 11 - Added Tweak: Number of Dinosaurs change based on player amount.
  • 12 - Added Fix: Third person weapon sounds are in13 - Added: First-Run System Settings added.
  • 14 - Added Tweak: Game starts in fullscreen on first launch
  • 15 - Added Tweak: Pause menu - ESC Closes it. Quit brings up Notification.
  • 16 - Added Tweak: Announcer adjusted to not play a sound every kill
  • 17 - Added Tweak: T-Rex rock accuracy increased in various situations where players couldnt be hit
  • +and more!


This is our very first release and while the game is extremely fun there are a few bugs. We are constantly working on squashing these little boogers and if you find anything please let us know so we can fix it as quickly as possible. There are two ways to do this:

  1. Email us directly -
  2. Post on the Spiral Community:


We have officially sent out ALL of the KickStarter CD Keys. We used your KickStarter email addresses for delivery. Make sure to check your Spam folder if you haven't received anything. If you have any issues please contact us directly at

We have also sent out all of the winners of the Early Bird Gets The Worm contest. You can view the list of winners here:


We are bringing back our old Play With Devs weekly event. This is where you can play with us developers of the game every Sunday. It will be the same time, same place, same server every single week. We'd love to meet all of you and plus it's a great way to get any Developer-related achievements. The event details are below:

WHEN? Every Sunday

  • US Pacific: 10am
  • US Central: Noon
  • US Eastern: 1pm
  • London: 6pm

WHERE: Chicago-1 Game Server


We are extremelyl committed to this title and have some huge plans for post-release support. For the first week or two it will be heavily focused on incorporating community feedback and squashing as many bugs as possible resulting in a more cohesive experience. We will also be adding small pieces of content and additions. The first patch will be adding the ability to Drop Weapons, Donate Credits and even choose the Time of Day for each World.

Once we wrap up May we are going to start putting out the Content-heavy updates. The first title updates are currently scheduled as:

  • May 2012 - Time of Day Update.
  • June 2012 - Fast Maps Title Update (New Mode, 3 Maps)
  • July 2012 - Herbivore Dino DLC Pack (3 New Dinos)

Each Title Update will be focused on a major addition to the game. Also included will be plenty (typically hundreds) of hotfix and script updates that are resulting from both your feedback and ours. This is a community driven game so leaving your feedback is all that much more appreciated.


We are going to be doing Live Streams on a regular basis. This will include the Play With Devs events and also sneak peeks to work-in-progress updates coming to the game shortly. We will post announcements on the Spiral Community, Facebook and Twitter so make sure you're checking those areas for exclusive sneak peeks to the game.

On top of this we are going to do a spotlight for our favorite fan video every month. Send in your gameplay videos, rants, mocks, anything to or post them on the Spiral Community for your chance to be chosen!

Post comment Comments
Garyn Dakari May 5 2012 says:

Awesome job, guys. Congrats on getting it released :)

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Euphoria_21 May 5 2012 says:

I approve of the fact that I share my first name with this awesome game.
Congrats on the release!

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Theon May 5 2012 says:

EU Zone 1: €9.99
EU Zone 2: €6.99

You can **** right off.

+5 votes     reply to comment
koburamoe May 5 2012 replied:

U Mad Bro ? It's not a HUGE ULTRA difference , and tehnically it's your fault you were born in zone 1 :)

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Razzeld May 5 2012 replied:

How it can be hes fault?

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chris_coma May 7 2012 replied:

yeah, logical enough. Same goes if someone's born in Afganistan and it's his own fault that he is poor, broke and deceased. seems legit.

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dunadan101 May 5 2012 replied:

>tehnically it's your fault you were born in zone 1


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Peppigno May 5 2012 says:

1$ = 1€

Not good thing. No, no, no.

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nik121 May 5 2012 says:

I am curious as to how "huge and endless" these worlds are. Are they as big as the devs claim to be, and are they even worth exploring?

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MrMazure May 5 2012 says:

extremely buggy game that looks like an alpha instead of a release version. The rumors of stolen content are not going to help either.

Not really a good start to be honest.

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Expack May 5 2012 replied:

Not trying to be a cynic - especially since I haven't played this game yet - but have you actually played the game, or are you basing this off of the videos?

Also, agreed about the rumors. First there was "Mythic: Of Gods and Men", and now, possibly, this?

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Kitsunami May 5 2012 says:

Interesting game but...

I dont like your development studio. Lots of rumors of stolen content (with screenshots to prove it..) and then theres the case of the fired developers, a LOT of nasty rumors bout this studio lead me to not want to buy the game at all.

And i also didnt like your marketing team. The ego is immense, everytime i read something about your game studio online that came from you, it was very 'we are the best ever' yet...this IS your first game release, correct? Not the best way to go about it.

All in all i am seriously concerned by the lack of public response to the rumors.

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Gen.Kenobi May 5 2012 replied:

Indeed... It's just sad to see how this is turning out. Really sad.

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wazanator May 5 2012 replied:

Agreed just looking at David Prassel's bio feels like he is insulting others and is trying to take credit for most of the work done.

Tip to people who are writing bios about themselves don't use "I" all the time it comes across as being egotistical and that you want to take all the credit.

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Aethelwulf1066 May 5 2012 says:

Don't waste your money. This game is like an alpha gone bad. Nothing works. Crashes constantly, bugs that progressively get worse the longer you play the game (That's if you can even play the game for longer than 10 minutes.).

If this game is ever patched to a level on par with a beta, or less likely--a finished game, it'll be months and months from now.

This plus the rather bad rap the devs are getting, I suggest you all don't make the mistake I made, and spend your money somewhere else.

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WNxKraid May 6 2012 says:

Pricing difference between EU zones is a no-go for me too. (living in EU1, but is it my fault?)
Rather go for something like 7.99 Euro in both zones which more or less equals 9.99 USD.

Also it seems to me that you're releasing an unfinished product with the promis of updates.
For a new and therefor unknown studio it's not a good thing to do this.
If a big Company like Valve does this i trust them because i know they will deliver, but your indie studio could vanish tomorrow without a trace.

The stories about fired developers and stolen content (the later one might be related to the first) don't increase my trust in you, too.

Beeing a (mod) developer myself, i know it's not always easy and i guess you're trying hard to put this game together and make it as good as possible, but once you charge ppl for something, they have higher expectations.
Right now, it seems you're dissapointing a lot of them with beeing far beyond their expectation.

That's sad because there's a lot of potential in this Game.

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Lt_Veron May 6 2012 says:

friend purchased this game for me as random gift

I played many games , i sugest to these who want to buy it dont atleast not till they relese patch who is said to be tomorow

Game not looks like on screens , to be honest not even close , no lightning , no shadows , half guns got no sounds , there are just few sounds , i kiled trex with 1 shot(when friend told me they supposed to have 1milion hp , he not belived but i got achivment for it by playing game whole 1 minute where i should be not supposed to)

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rbdb May 9 2012 says:

David Prassel is a parasite and a scourge upon the face of the indie game community. I can't believe IndieDB and Steam would let him post his stuff up here with knowledge of his recent shenanigans-

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