Another mod is about to become a man. A dinosaur-fighting man, specifically. Orion: Source, one of the better Source-engine multiplayer mods we originally played in 2009 is transitioning into a full, standalone game sometime next year. Whiz developer David Prassel (who, after eating all his greens, has been making games since age 11--and had formed a development team by age 13), mailed along the latest trailer for Orion: Prelude, which I'm happy to share with you within, but not before I deploy my favorite quote from Jurassic Park : "Hold on to your butts."
Loosely stated, we're expecting an amalgam of Unreal Tournament, Halo and Tribes gently shaken up by a wandering Tyrannosaurus, which is totally fine . Vehicles, 30-some weapons and a fully-featured, scripted T-rex opponent waving its tiny arms all around your battlefield are in the works. We should see a beta for Orion: Prelude before the middle of next year. Keep an eye on the magazine's previews section for more information in the coming months.(opens in new tab) (opens in new tab) (opens in new tab) (opens in new tab)