In an attempt to entice and blandish the gaming audience with some dino-hunting goodness, Spiral Game Studios has announced that Orion: Dino Horde has received some free jungle DLC with some brand new updates, fixes and enhancements to the game.. and did I happen to mention that it's free? Well I did... and I've done it again.
I think some of the biggest news out of all of this is that Spiral has some major plans for the game and they include a three step process of awesomeness. The team plans on launching a software development kit for the game that will enable Steam Workshop support, enabling users to be able to make their own maps and mods for the dino-hunting shooter.
Spiral also plans to unleash bot support, which could be huge for the game, enabling users to have NPC team support when taking on dinosaurs or while playing as dinosaurs. Spiral also mentioned that...
The intended SDK / Workshop would allow for Custom Levels and Spiral Store Items (hats, taunts, armors) and the Spiral Sandbox would allow for in-game Custom Game Mode creation.
Could Orion: Dino Horde be the Garry's Mod of dino games? Potentially so.
Spiral Game Studios, however, has run into some major obstacles with the community in the past. When they originally released the first game, Orion: Dino Beatdown, it was buggy and almost unplayable and it won them a lot of hate. They decided to release a sequel on top of the original game and have the Metacritic score wiped; suffice it to say that this did not turn out well once the gaming hivemind caught wind of the scheme and pitchforks and torches ensued.
The team now has an uphill battle to contend with as they attempt to build back up some integrity and win over the community's trust. It's not going to be easy... although, it's probably a heck of a lot easier than what happened with The War Z, now known as the sleazily renamed Infestation.
If you already have Orion: Dino Horde and you want to make good on the free DLC, be sure to reinstall the game to grab the new updates. If you already have the game installed, the update will have already commenced and you're good to go.
You can learn more about Orion: Dino Horde by paying a visit to the game's official website. Alternatively, if you need some real gameplay footage to convince you whether or not you should buy or play the game, feel free to check out the video below.