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Orch Star

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Orch Star is a real-time strategy game set in an immersive space universe where orchs and elves fight for domination. Control your fleet of orch ships using either a traditional desktop setup or VR gear as you conquer the planets necessary to seize control of strategic systems.

Perform quick, cunning maneuvers to crush your opponents as you lead a rebellion through the 15 increasingly difficult scenarios of the campaign. Challenge other players in online battles as you show the world the great warlord you’ve become, or explore the Level Editor and create beautiful scenarios to share with the world.

Desktop / Virtual Reality

Orch Star can be played in either Desktop or Virtual Reality (VR) mode. The traditional desktop mode is played on a monitor using mouse and keyboard, while the VR mode is played using a supported VR headset and handheld controllers.
There is no difference in content between the two modes; they are simply two different interfaces for playing the game. Throughout its development, Orch Star has been designed to be fun and challenging for both modes. Purchasing a copy of the game will allow you to play in either mode at any time, provided you have the necessary equipment.

Lead a Rebellion

Lead a rebellion against the vast Mevorian Empire as you play through the 15 carefully designed scenarios of the single-player campaign. Take the role of the great warchief Orca Wartusk, who started a revolution among the scattered orch clans after almost 600 years of Mevorian oppression. Rally the remaining orch clans by proving your superiority as warchief, then venture into the elven starseas to conquer their ancient systems and foreign technology. Discover new ships, technologies and spells to further enhance your capabilities.


“My homeworld was burning. My clan, friends and family were burning. It was the end of our world. The Mevorian Empire crushed our last strongholds in a devastating series of blows. The combined 7th and 12th fleet of the Mevorian deep space command left almost no survivors after their first strike. The second strike took out our fleets’ starbases. We had lost long before the battle begun. Bound to give up, or lose what was left of our families, children and elders, our leaders gave in to the Mevorians. A bloody defeat. Hence we became part of the vast Mevorian Star Empire. We lost our ways and our freedom.”
– Orca Wartusk

Battle Online

Challenge your friends or other online commanders in Multiplayer battles for up to 6 players, regardless of their gaming platform. Play as orchs or elves in deathmatch scenarios in customizable team compositions or custom scenarios with scripted events and victory conditions. Just like in the Skirmish game mode, you can always add AI opponents if you need more players.

Local Skirmishes

Use the Skirmish game mode to play one of the bundled or user-created single-player scenarios with or against AI opponents of customizable difficulty. You can also open Multiplayer scenarios in Skirmish and replace other player teams with AI-controlled ones.

Create Your Own Scenarios

The extensive Level Editor is a powerful tool developed alongside the game, which has been used to create all scenarios seen in the campaign and Skirmish scenarios. Use it to build and share your own scenarios of varying complexity. Edit planets, asteroids, stars and skybox to create the scenery, then determine ship production and team configurations to add gameplay to the scene. You can even customize your scenario further by adding dialogue, planet statistics and descriptions, and powerful custom functions which allow you to script game events such as reinforcements, planet explosions and victory.

Steam Workshop Integration

Both the Level Editor and scenario selection in the game feature integration with Steam’s platform for user-created content, the Workshop. This makes it easier for you to both share your own scenarios and find others’ scenarios to play in the Skirmish or Multiplayer game modes. The Workshop also allows you to quickly find good scenarios with specific tags, rate and leave feedback on scenarios, and subscribe to your favourites for automatic updates.
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Orch Star Studios
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Orch Star Studios
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Website
http://www.orchstar.com

System requirements for PC

Minimum:
  • OS: Windows 7 64bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 6600, AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970, AMD Radeon R9 290 equivalent or greater
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: System requirements refer to virtual reality mode. To play in virtual reality mode a HTC Vive or Oculus Rift VR headset and handheld controllers are required
Recommended:
  • OS: Windows 10 64Bit
  • Processor: Intel core i7 6700, AMD Ryzen 7 1700
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070, AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 equivalent or greater
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: System requirements refer to virtual reality mode. To play in virtual reality mode a HTC Vive or Oculus Rift VR headset and handheld controllers are required
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Orch Star reviews and comments

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Early Access Review Orch Star was recommended to me by a Friend. It wasn't a bad Recommendation. :) Orch Star is a conquest strategy game. The Gameplay is Similar to Lazerbait (see also my Review), but Orch Star looks better around Worlds and is significantly more complex to play, it basically has what I wanted at Lazerbait. The Goal here, too, is to send Spaceships to conquer Planets! This in turn gives you more Ships and then allows you to conquer more Planets, etc. The Planets each generate their own Ship classes, and each Class has its own Abilities and Values. The Game looks very good, down to small Details, such as the Fleets of spacecraft flying in different Formations as they travel from Planet to Planet. One can clearly distinguish the individual Classes from each other. The Control is easy, it is in Principle easy to Click. All important Details are displayed. In order to Determine the strength of The Fleet, a thumb Wich.Toll. There is a Campaign mode with Story, but I Think it's very difficult. So far, I have only come to the second Chapter. As well as a skirmish mode and multiplayer mode. The multiplayer mode is cross-platform, so that you can play either in VR or on the Flat Screen, which is very cool. What I would still like to see would be possible to move the Game world in a similar way to that in Lazerbait. So You can zoom in on individual Planets or stand in the middle of a Fleet. http://store.steampowered.com/curator/32170554/
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Early Access Review In Orch Star, we lead a Space fleet of the Orcs to The top of the Galaxy. Our Job is to gradually bring the Star system under Control. To do this, we take Asteroids, Bases and Planets to increase our Spacecraft production. The more we take, the more diligent we can produce and conquer. The Game principle Is similar to Lazerbait's (free, so be quiet to watch), we determine how many (percentage) and which Spaceships (there are different Classes) swarm out and attack. In doing so, we must leave behind both enough Reserve To hold our conquered Asteroids, but also send a powerful Force for Conquest campaigns into battle. Beaten Orc opponents team up with us to support us in our Plans. There is both a Single-player campaign and a Multiplayer mode. Anyone who already knows Lazerbait will quickly find your way around, but even so the Game principle is not difficult to learn. The Graphics make a good Impression and the Game runs fluidly and round. If a Single Player without a Story and appealing Graphics is enough, Lazerbaid will suffice (is also great), but if you would like to do a Match with Friends or have a little Story, Orch Star is in Good hands. I can't say anything about The complete scope yet, but the Initial Impression is good. That is why I have a Buy recommendation, especially because there is not so much in the Area of Strategy yet. Greeting Ziffi If you liked the Review, follow me as Curator: http://store.steampowered.com/curator/5837414/
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