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Orion Trail

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Dare to travel the absurd and dangerous Orion Trail, where only the luckiest, bravest, and most stubborn captains will make it all the way to the end. Come face the terrible and weird Synapsion Brain Beast. Cower before the pedantic might of Baxxtor the Instructor. Submit to the overwhelming cuteness of the three eyed Warp Weasel. Become famously incredible or incredibly dead!Ultra Cool Space Features
  • A high-stakes and hilarious journey through the strange, stupid and terrifying locales of the Orion Trail!
  • Choose your crew, name them after your friends, and watch them die! Heroically! Or, you know, maybe they’ll survive. Anything can happen!
  • Tons of random encounters, each with a variety of options and outcomes. You’ll probably never encounter the same thing twice! You might, though.
  • Away Missions! Send an Officer (with a few of your invaluably expendable Redshirts) into the fray. The rewards are great, but so is the risk…
  • Carefully manage your Resources: Food, Fuel, Hull, and Redshirts. Curse loudly as they’re whittled away.
  • Play to your strengths! Each captain, and officer provide different bonuses to increase your chances of success.
  • Succumb to the chaos of the Probability Drive. You can rely on your Crew’s abilities, but there are no certainties in space.
  • Chiptune soundtrack by Rainbow Kitten.
  • Gorgeous retro pixel art.
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Schell Games
Schell Games
Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for macOS

  • OS: Mac OS X: 10.7, 10.8, 10.9
  • Processor: Dual Core Processor
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics: 256 MB Graphics Memory
  • Storage: 300 MB available space
  • Sound Card: Onboard sound card
  • Additional Notes: Mouse Required

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: Core 2 Duo 2.66Ghz
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics: 256 MB Graphics Memory and Directx 9.0c Compatible gpu
  • DirectX: Version 9.0
  • Storage: 300 MB available space
  • Sound Card: Onboard sound card
  • Additional Notes: Mouse Required

System requirements for Linux

  • OS: Ubuntu 10.04 (and newer)
  • Processor: Dual Core Processor
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics: 256 MB Graphics Memory
  • Storage: 300 MB available space
  • Sound Card: Onboard sound card
  • Additional Notes: Mouse Required
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Orion Trail reviews and comments

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= ENGLISH BELOW = this game is my favorite. I had discovered it in a previous version on Newgrounds and I was immediately packed. It is possible to feel a primary frustration in the face of random events, because your player instinct refuses to lose a game. But you have to get this out of your head to really appreciate Orion trail. Because losing a part there is an experience just as fun as winning it, often even more. I write here to counteract the number of complaints about the random aspect of the game. It's a game that's worth writing. And the random and punitive gameplay is the best way to support this writing! Each event is branched into 20 possible exits to renew the adventure and continue to make us laugh. We must not forget that it is a comedy in a wacky universe: one is a big Ah of space charged with a mission far too important and risky for us. Like a Roger Wilco, from the space quest series. Trying to play it seriously and effectively goes against the principle. Then relax! If, on the contrary, you do not find your adventure sufficiently full, avoid the reflexes of optimization: choose your officers simply on the head they have! I hope you will see your failures as a way to immerse yourself in the world of this game and take the time to build a mental image of your team of broken arms... before tragically losing them during an invasion of weasels or an existential crisis of the onboard computer. Orion trail reserves the same treatment for the Star Trek universe as Terry Pratchett reserves for the fantastic medieval worlds. It is therefore particularly recommended for large readers or simply those who know their classics and will not fail to recognize literary references and parodied concepts. (For example, the planet factory of Nana Nutra, it's clearly Charlie and the Chocolaterie in space!) attention! It's only in English at the moment. I play in small doses but with 40 hours for over a year, I am very happy to have found this bead. The interest is not to seek to maximize my chances of success. He's spending half an hour taking me for a Futurama character. We feel the development team really present and close to the community. There is often new content. (Events, illustrations, etc...) Small detail that kills: the redshirts that can be seen and martyred during missions outside the ship are named after the people who participated in funded the project on kickstarter. ______________ = ENGLISH = excerpt of today's session log:-been the first intelligent being to cook by himself for centuries because of a reluctant snobbish Robo-chef AI. -Was recalled why you shouldn't EVER cross the streams. -Harnessed power from a cosmic storm and got knowed as the space Benjamin Franklin. -Was a gentleman. Had space-cravats, Pocket quadrangles and cups of the finest Starjeeling tea. Still was butt-kicked out of planet for suspicion of being a spy. -Had my first officer inspires the second space-French Revolution. -Promoted the ship's dog as my new science officer. -Bought cookies from Occuloid squidlings for them to earn a trip to space camp. -Rebelled against a congregation of 20th century enthusiasts for the sake of touchscreen equipment. -Got disarmed by a floating gravestone. Could not replace the missing weapon. -Befriended a Moonman and had a redshirt killed by a BLOB's belch. -Been targeted by one of my own torpedoes. -Had the ship stripped of most of its plating in Exchange for more fuel. Am now in command of a space dustbin. -Negociated peace between Occuloids and Tacoshans. Convinced them to put an end to their ancient war with a little presentation and slide transition. -Got what's left of the hull dented by bumping into a herd of vacuum-dwelling Beefalos. Had to fill an accident report with the Tacoshan Cowboys. If that's what you expect from this game, go get it! Don't if you are the kind who complains about RNG in games! This game is worth your time for its writing. And randomness is the best gameplay choice to keep up with the crazy universe it offers. If you liked Discworld or space quest or Futurama TV series or GrailQuest gamebooks or anything from the Monty Python, get this game already!
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