I just wanted to quickly introduce myself and show a little something we have been working on. My name is David Prassel. I am the founder of a relatively new indie developer called Spiral. You may or may not have heard of us from last year when we went and released our first game ('ORION: Dino Beatdown') to... well, horrible acclaim. It was plagued with bugs, lack of content and things both in and out of our control and in short it went very very badly.
WHAT HAPPENED AFTERWARDS?
Since it's original release on May 4th we put out quite a few patches totally in hundreds and hundreds of changes that addressed issues and added new content and mechanics. On top of that we put out a free Title Update back in September which added 5 new guns, new maps, new game mode and everything in between.
THE GIFT WE HAVE BEEN WORKING ON FOR NEARLY A YEAR
Since then we have been extremely quiet. 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. We are announcing a brand new game that we have been secretly working on for the last 6 months and it's the spiritual sequel to Dino Beatdown. It's an entirely new game and it's called 'ORION: Dino Beatdown - JURASSIC EDITION'.
This 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.
FREE UPGRADE FOR ORIGINAL OWNERS!
If you are an owner of ‘ORION: Dino Beatdown’ you will be upgrading to the ‘Jurassic Edition’ (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.
- 1 - Brand new game.
- 2 - Will replace the original 'Dino Beatdown' on Steam.
- 3 - Owners of the original 'Dino Beatdown' will upgrade to Jurassic Edition.
- 4 - More than tripled in size.
- 5 - Will be more expensive for new buyers.
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:
- 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)
- 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:
JURASSIC EDITION - MULTIPLAYER BETA
As you may have guessed the recent wave of Beta Applicants was actually towards Jurassic Edition. If you applied and received your confirmation you are INCLUDED for the upcoming Multiplayer Beta. More details regarding the beta are coming very soon.
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.