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OffWorld Resource Base (O.R.B) - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 27, 2002 @ 8:13 p.m. PST

Now’s your chance to see what all the fuss is about! Strategy First has teamed up with Gigex to bring you a demo from the recently released, stunning 3D Real-Time Strategy game, O.R.B. The O.R.B demo lets you jump into this game and try out 6 tutorials, 2 missions from the Malus Campaign and 1 skirmish map. Read more for details and links where to grab it (we will of course add more links as they become available).

Euro Links

Get the O.R.B demo off Worthplaying (250mb)

USA Links

Get the O.R.B demo off Worthplaying (250mb)

Get the O.R.B demo off Gigex (250mb)

Also new today are these latest updates to O.R.B’s homepage

  • Basic environment tutorial: A tutorial that shows players how to create environments in the editor
  • Basic in-game cut scene tutorial: A tutorial that shows players how to create their own cut scenes for the game in the editor
  • Texture list: List of textures that can be applied to moon, planets, nebula’s etc in the game
  • A Strategy Guide for the first 5 campaign scenarios for both races.

And the story goes…

In O.R.B players launch themselves into a dynamic world where two races are fighting over the territory they each thought was theirs. The Malus are a product of their planet’s harsh environment. Scarce water, extremely high temperatures and a volatile climate have created a rigidly disciplined culture based on strength and triumph over adversity. The Alyssians are an independent, self-sufficient and fatalistic race who have sacrificed their individualism for the greater cause of societal harmony and consider themselves democratic and egalitarian.

Two different races. One shared goal. And the battle intensifies even more when the two races realize they are not alone in their fight…

O.R.B Features

  • Unparalleled 3D real-time strategic gaming action with full freedom of movement in space
  • Two fully developed races each with their own single-player campaign and unique strategies
  • One-of-a-kind dynamic universe depicting multiple solar systems alive with planets, moons, asteroid belts, complex orbits, debris fields and extraordinary spatial environments
  • Epic fleet combat with a wide variety of vessels and specialized units including tactical ships, shock troops, various fighter types, multiple capital ship classes and support vessels
  • Campaign editor and tools, complete with the ability to script your own scenarios, event triggers, campaigns and cut-scenes
  • Explosive battles with up to four players in cooperative and head-to-head multiplayer mode

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