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Might Not Be Terrible Now - Orion: Prelude Free All Week

Dinosaurs vs. Jetpacks

The last time we wrote about dinosaurs-versus-jetpacks multiplayer shooter Orion: Prelude [official site] it was 2012, after which I suspect we realised it was broken and rubbish and stopped paying attention. It's three years later however and its developers haven't stopped updating it in that time, and in canny fashion they're now bragging about their support, noting their improved Steam user review rating, and making the game free to play all this week. Watch the trailer below.

Orion: Prelude was previously called Orion: Dino Beatdown and Orion: Dino Horde and pits players with jetpacks and dune buggies against dinosaurs. It is not the world's most sophisticated game even now, and at launch it had glitches and bugs that rendered it mostly unplayable. Now it sounds like it is mostly playable.

I have seen developers try to do this before - that is, fall on their sword, declare everything they did previously as totes guff, and claim all will be better in future. Normally I scoff, but I actually like this trailer:

Sure, most of those mostly positive Steam reviews are saying, essentially, 'Heck, it was only a dollar,' but heck, it's free this week if you want to find out if they've solved its problems. And if you like it, it's discounted from the UK price of 79p to just 59p on Steam.

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