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The Orion Project

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#1
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/orionprelude/the-orion-project

If you've played ORION: Dino Horde (first person single/coop/multiplayer shooter), the Orion Project is basically a massive expansion of the concepts found in it. It will feature larger worlds with several biomes with multiple factions (rebel, marines, robots, dinos, and pirates/smugglers) vying for control.

Early access is expected to release August 2014 and should include:
-5 player classes
-5 dinosaurs
-dynamic weather
-loot
-factions including Spiral Squads (the pirate/smuggler faction)
-world persistence
-5 companions (robots that provide bonuses that follow you around--think Eyebot in Fallout New Vegas)
-15 weapons/gear
-time of day
-survival hazards
-Spiral Store (purchase in game content--virtually all of it is cosmetic).
-Inventory and crafting

Stretch goals include faction cities ($600k), base building ($800k), player space ships and free flight ($1m), and open galaxy ($3m).

If you haven't played ORION: Dino Horde yet, you can grab it on Steam. If you pledge $30 or more, you'll get a 4-pack of ORION: Dino Horde. Note: Dino Horde reviews are poor because the game had a rough launch. They aren't very reflective of the game as it is now.
 
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#2
mmm dinos and robots
 
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#3
The amount of conceptual material they have accumulated is amazing : I can already imagine how the game is going to be.

That's a well deserved financial backup !
 

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#4
He said he's been working on the concept for I think 20 years now. That's why he has so much conceptual stuff done already. Prelude was supposed to be a stepping stone to The Orion Project--a proof of concept. The proof worked, so he's moving on to more ambitious ideas.
 
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#5
Do you think the lack of funding has something to do with other kickstarter games campaign, diverting the attention away from the Orion project ?

They choosed a longer period of time to get funded, which is a good thing to reach the primary goal.

 

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#6
I suspect they gave it a longer time because they don't need the funding now.

I think The Orion Project is going to happen regardless if it gets funded or not. It will just be longer before it is finished because he'll have to make it mostly by himself.
 

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#8
The creator has canceled the Kickstarter. No message is up yet about it but I suspect it has something to do with lack of interest. It only had about $10,000 worth of pledges out of over $200,000 required.

Edit: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/orionprelude/the-orion-project/posts/787351
nuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

:'(

i guess there's only so many awesome games that ppl can handle. lol

I'm all the way in with Star Citizen, but I still wanted to see this Orion Project succeed. :(
 

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#9
I still need to do Star Citizen. :(