We're doing some continuous test. We know you were expecting a beta about a week ago, but if you haven't already read our ModDB post, our lead programmer had succumbed to PC hardware issues and we were out and delayed. However, in return (and thanks to the ModDB website) we were able to bring on two new programmers ('SteveUK' from Ham & Jam and 'FeareD'). Things are now progressing better than ever.
I will say, however, we do have an official release date all set which I cannot yet announce. I will announce it as soon as I can! Also, if you want a chance to play Orion early just register on our forums! We will be accepting new beta testers every week!
We are currently looking for:
Level Designers / 3D Artists / 2D Artists (level textures)
*contact - email@example.com
We have some great things lined up for the first release (before the years end). We also have some content that will be released shortly after! Until then, please enjoy some screen grabs from our private play test yesterday: