Orion - Closed Beta Starts December 4th

November 30, 2009 by Aaron

Orion - Closed Beta Starts December 4th

Orion is a promising online multiplayer total conversion utilising Valve Software’s Orange Box engine.  Featuring fast-paced tactical gameplay on futuristic battlefields, Orion brings back the glory days of old school reflex type gameplay.  Featuring all the classic online game modes like CTF, Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch, Orion will also feature a special unique game mode called vital.


We will be going old school with the Deathmatch in Orion. There will be no player classes and everyone starts with a default weapon (can be modified by server hosts, however its the pistol). Everyone has a jetpack by default and weapons are scattered around the map in a retro-deathmatch style.

The Closed Beta starts Friday, December 4th, 2009 and is available to all Fileplanet members.

Videos & Audio - Orion Mod for Half-Life 2 - Mod DB


Dynamic Combat:

Iron sights, reflex scopes, bullet penetration, bullet ricochet, melee attacks, weapon firemodes and more!

Aerial Combat:

Take the combat to the skies with the Assault player class. Equipped with Jetpacks, traverse the levels from a new perspective and rein fire from above.

Class-based Gameplay:

Featuring 3 classes per team on its first public release;

  • Assault
  • Support
  • Sniper

Each class features a different weapon load out and different areas of performance. Find the one that fits you best and unload on your enemies!

Weapon and Medical Supply caches

Located all over the battlefield, re-arm and resupply your health with these caches.

Interactive HUD (Heads-Up-Display)

Teammate awareness, Objective markers, audio-based information, and weapon diagnostics all located on the screen at the right time!

Breathtaking environments.

Duke it out on some of Source’s most elaborate and detailed environments. Ranging from grass covered valleys or underground in a complex cave system. All using custom created content and models! 7 maps will be featured in the first public release.

  • Quagmire
  • Catchment
  • Geode
  • Bare
  • Shadow
  • Depth
  • Highrise

New Weaponry

Featuring 17 brand new weapons on its first release, with around double the amount to come through future Content Updates!

Interactive Game-Modes

The first to be featured in ORION will be a version of Capture The Flag. There are 6 planned game modes already, including one completely original. Others to be released via Content Updates (shortly after the first public release) include: deathmatch, team deathmatch, search and destroy, cooperative, and our unique game mode, Vital.

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