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Posts tagged “Spiral Game Studios”

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Premature Evaluation: Guardians of Orion

Each week Marsh Davies leaps from his dropship into the untamed primordial land of Early Access and unfeelingly obliterates the nascent species he finds. This week he’s turning dinosaurs to chum in Guardians of Orion, a co-op wave-survival shooter. It’s also a top-down game - which you wouldn’t necessarily guess from some of the footage used to advertise the game on its Steam Store page.

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

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…

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Orion: Dino Horde Announced, Free To Beatdown Buyers

Orion: Dino Beatdown was the best-named of all the videogames. Unfortunately, it then had to go and ruin that by being very glitchy and generally un-fun to, you know, play. That in mind, Spiral wants you to consider Orion: Dino Horde both a) an apology and b) a, er, finished product. It seems like more or less what they were aiming for with Beatdown, and…

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Anachro-tastic: Orion: Dino Beatdown Savages Steam

Update: This game is apparently horrifically buggy and mired in mud-slinging controversy. Fun! A patch is allegedly on the way for one of those things, but it hasn't dropped yet. In the meantime, if anyone with (or formerly with) Spiral would like to talk about, well, anything (including favorite colors, sports teams, or breakfast mascots), please get in touch. Just email me via the address in my…

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Orion: Dino Beatdown Has Classes, Beaten Dinosaurs

I'd inadvertently left some Beefheart playing when I unmuted my speakers to have a listen this trailer, below. The effect was quite beautiful. Or perhaps I've not had enough sleep. Another thing, the name "Orion: Dino Beatdown" really doesn't seem quite right to me. I mean, Orion looks like Tribes mated with a Jurassic Park movie licence anyway, but the name sort of doubles that:…

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Jurassic Jetpacks – ORION: Dino Beatdown

I'm in two minds about this multiplayer shooter from the ORION: Prelude team that somehow isn't ORION: Prelude. Is ORION: Dino Beatdown a brilliant name for a game, or is it a horrible name for anything? One thing I do know, despite the laudable presence of dinosaurs and jetpacks, I'd be a lot happier if the dinosaurs were actually using the jetpacks. As it is,…

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Double The Dinosaurs: Orion Prelude Grows

I really wish Orion: Prelude would hurry up. I feel like we've been posting about it for six hundred years. It's actually only been about eight months, making me massively unfair. But still. The exciting news today? TWICE AS MANY DINOSAURS! Spiral's FPS multiplayer will now include the T-Rex, raptor, rham-phorynchus (as everyone was expecting), stegosaurus, argentinosaurus, and crowd favourite, triceratops. There's pictures of them…

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Spiral Discusses “The Indie Dream”

You may remember that only four days ago Jim spoke to Spiral's David Prassel about their forthcoming indie shooter, ORION: Prelude. A lot of the same sentiments about their desire to change how games are made, as well as played, are captured in a new video they've put together, called The Indie Dream. Bear with it for the first minute or so - the dodgy…

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Command Carriers: Orion: Prelude

An email arrived from Orion: Prelude developers, Spiral Game Studios, asking us if we miss Starsiege: Tribes. Which I misread as "Miss Starsiege: Tribes", which would be the strangest beauty contest ever. It is, in fact, the multiplayer shooter Alec mentioned a couple of weeks back, based on the success of their previous Orion: Source mod experiment. Oh, and it contains dinosaurs of course. And…

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Orion Prelude Evolves To Commercial Project

Astute (and handsome) readers will recall that we've been following the hyperbolically ludicrous-looking dinosaurs-versus-jetpack-battlesuits-plus-other-stuff Half-Life 2 mod, Orion: Prelude since it started looking like a contender. Now, however, it's pushed itself even further into the realms of awesomeness by becoming a commercial project, Orion Project. The mod team have formed "Spiral Game Studios" and say: "ORION: Prelude pays homage to other classics that we grew…

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