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    ‘ORION: DINO HORDE’ ANNOUNCED!

    OWNERS OF ‘ORION: DINO BEATDOWN’ RECEIVE FREE.

    As many of you have noticed we have been extremely quiet lately.  When we are quiet we are very busy.  When we are very busy we attempt to make very cool things.  This is by far the coolest thing we have ever created and we couldn’t be more excited and proud to share it with you.  Hold on to your butts…

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    FREE UPGRADE FOR ALL OWNERS OF ‘DINO BEATDOWN’

    I want to get this out into the open immediately right off the bat.  If you are an owner of ‘ORION: Dino Beatdown’ you will be receiving and upgrading to the ‘ORION: Dino Horde’’ (AKA Dino Beatdown 2) for FREE.  This shouldn’t even be a question on anyone’s mind and we are extremely sorry about falling short on our first release and the problems you may have experienced.  

    ‘ORION: Dino Horde’ is our gift and digital love letter to all that stood by and supported us during one of our hardest and most trying times.  Thank you.

     


    SO WHAT’S NEW?
    The last 6 months were spent re-gutting everything and tripling the games content.  We have made thousands of changes and improvements, revamped the game engine and incorporated community and developer feedback resulting in a game that is bursting at the seams.  

    Nothing was left untouched in the wake of this massive rebirth:

    • 50+ Weapons & Gear (20+ new)
    • 5 New Game Modes
    • 6 Vehicles
    • 9 Dinosaurs
    • 7 Levels
    • Lobbies, Matchmaking, Server Browser
    • 100 Steam Achievements
    • Spiral Store (Premium Content - Hats, Taunts, Char Packs)
    • 30+ Augmentations (Mutators)


    This is on top of other fundamental changes including:

    • New Artificial Intelligence
    • New Lighting & Particles
    • New Animations
    • New Dedicated Servers & Updated Tools
    • New Netcode
    • Updated Game Engine & Graphics
    • New Audio System
    • New Weapon Mechanics
    • New Player Movement
    • New Game Mechanics:
      01. Adrenaline Slow Mo
      02. Revival
      03. Second Chance
      04. Mission Objectives
      05. Base Lockdown


    DINO HORDE - MULTIPLAYER BETA
    As you may have guessed the recent wave of Beta Applicants was actually towards ‘ORION: Dino Horde’.  If you applied and received your confirmation you areINCLUDED for the upcoming Multiplayer Beta.  More details regarding the beta are coming very soon.


    MULTIPLAYER BETA SCREEN GRABS:

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    CLOSING STATEMENTS
    Over the next few days and weeks we will be rolling out additional information regarding the upcoming Beta, the official release date (Q1 2013), new trailers showcasing the new content and competitions to win cool things. Until them, enjoy the wealth of new media and feel free to interact with us below:

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    >>UPDATE 002 [ADDED 02/27/2013]
     

    PLAYABLE DINOSAURS CONFIRMED. RAMPAGE!

    PLAYABLE DINOSAURS CONFIRMED (RAMPAGE)

    Now on to the fun stuff.  We have been wanting to announce this so bad for so long that we are so excited today to finally pull back the curtains and drop this bombshell of an announcement on you guys.  

     

    Rampage’ is one of the most incredible additions to the recently announced ‘ORION: Dino Horde’.  It is a completely new game mode that puts 5 human players in the boots of Space Marines equipped with Jetpacks, Cloaking Devices and Medical Guns.  They are all armed to the teeth with Shotguns, Machine Guns, Sniper Rifles and anything else that can bring the Dino Horde to their knees. 

    The twist is that a sixth player gets to play as the mammoth Tyrannosaurus Rex.  This is the first dinosaur that will be playable upon launch.  Not only do you get to control one of the finest creatures humanity has ever known but you will have a bunch of A.I buddies helping you destroy the Carrier Marine force.

    The objective of the game is for the Carrier Marine Force to capture 3 T-Rex eggs from Nests and return them to their base before the time expires.  Each marine has a set number of lives and every egg capture gives each member an additional life.

    The T-Rex must prevent the marines from taking the eggs for 20 minutes or simply rip them apart and deplete them of their lives.

    Each team has a method of regaining health during gameplay.  The Carrier Marine Force can locate an Outpost structure scattered around the worlds which are stocked with Supply Stations that refill health, shields and ammunition.  The T-Rex is capable of eating Raptors (10% health regeneration) and of course Carriers (50% health regeneration).

    This is the first official game mode reveal.  Don’t forget, there are still 4 more!  Stay tuned for more ‘ORION: Dino Horde’  news and reveals.  This is only the beginning.

    MULTIPLAYER BETA REGISTRATION - NOW OPEN

    We are getting closer and closer.  We are now allowing another opportunity for folks wanting to get in on this new game early.  No release date for the Beta has been released just yet but make sure to get your spot.  You need to own ‘ORION: Dino Beatdown’ to participate. 

    Can you survive the Dino horde?  Sign up now.

     

    >>UPDATE 003 [ADDED 02/27/2013]


    “The Arena” (PvP) Revealed!

    We are so happy to finally be able to reveal one of the new major additions to ‘ORION: Dino Horde’. We have been keeping this a secret for quite some time now. Along with the Playable Dinosaurs this is our other major reveal for the upcoming sequel to Dino Beatdown, ‘ORION: Dino Horde’.

    ACTION TUTORIALS (‘THE ARENA’)

    Originally we had considered quite a few options in order to get players comfortable and familiar with the new and existing game mechanics. We were going to simply do a basic Virtual Reality type level which let the player learn some of the mechanics such as Jetpacking to platforms, Weapon Accuracy tests and other things you’ve done thousands of times in other games. We decided to go about it in another way… 

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    We are calling these modes “Adrenaline Tutorials” (or Arena, if you prefer one word). These are focused experiences that allow players to understand all 3 Player Classes in the game in a fun, fast and efficient manner each with their own game-mode-type and focus on the class-specific Adrenaline Weapons, Augmentations, Abilities and Battlefield Mechanics. 

    ROCKETEER

     
    Class Focus:
     Assault 
    Ability Focus: Jetpacks 
    Weapon Focus: Rocket Launcher, Grenade Launcher, Shotguns 
    Mode Type: FFA, Deathmatch (10 Player) 
    Augmentations: Landing Cape (No Fall Damage) 
    Battle Mechanics: Air Evade, Roll-Dodge, Target-Lead. 

    DUDE HUGE

     
    Class Focus: Support 
    Ability Focus: Medical Gun 
    Weapon Focus: Gatling Gun, Flame Thrower, Shotguns 
    Mode Type: King of the Hill (5 versus 5) 
    Augmentations: Iron Pecs (2x Shield), Stasis Fury (Leash) 
    Battle Mechanics: Healing, Fallen & Revival, Point Capture, Close-Quarters Combat

    NINJA

     
    Class Focus: Recon 
    Ability Focus: Cloaking Device 
    Weapon Focus: Laser Rifle, Energy Carbine, Shotguns 
    Mode Type: Team Elimination Deathmatch 
    Augmentations: Power Jump (3x charged jump) 
    Battle Mechanics: Stealth Assassinations, Cloaked Traversal, Dodge-Evade, Death From Above, Long-Distance Combat 

    THE RETURN OF COVAN, DEPTH & EDEN

    The great thing about the addition of ‘The Arena’ was that it allowed us to revisit and revive some familiar faces, namely the original worlds: Covan,Depth and Eden

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    These levels return in a new form and manner and are fitted for Arena-styled matches. Each level encompasses the “style” and “vibe” of their former larger brothers and sisters. These are some of the most detailed environments in the game and it feels good to be standing in a familiar environment that many of us haven’t seen in quite some time. 

    MULTIPLAYER BETA, PRICE & RELEASE DATE

    We know a lot of you have been anxious for some dates and official information regarding all of the upcoming awesomeness. We are now finally able to do that. 

    Note 1: You can register for the Multiplayer Beta here

    We look forward to seeing you on the Dino Battlegrounds - both as friend AND now foe!

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