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Encyclopedia > Orb (video game)
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Orb
Developer(s) Crossbeam Studios Entertainment
Release date(s) TBA
Genre(s) Action Adventure
Mode(s) single player
Platform(s) Wii

Orb is an action/adventure video game being developed by Crossbeam Studios Entertainment (CSE) for Nintendo's Wii. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... It has been suggested that Multiplayer Video Games be merged into this article or section. ... Image File history File links Nuvola_apps_package_games. ... A video game developer is a software developer (a business or an individual) that creates computer or video games. ... Crossbeam Studios Entertainment (CSE) is a video game development company. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... Action-adventure games (British English: arcade adventure) are video games that combine elements of the adventure game genre with various action game elements. ... In computer games and video games, single-player refers to the variant of a particular game where input from only one player is expected throughout the course of the gaming session. ... The Wii (pronounced as the pronoun we, IPA: ) is Nintendos seventh-generation video game console. ... Crossbeam Studios Entertainment (CSE) is a video game development company. ... Nintendo Company, Limited (Japanese: 任天堂 or ニンテンドー Nintendō; NASDAQ: NTDOY, TYO: 7974 ) is a multinational corporation founded on September 23, 1889[1] in Kyoto, Japan by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce handmade hanafuda cards. ... The Wii (pronounced as the pronoun we, IPA: ) is Nintendos seventh-generation video game console. ...

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The Beginning

The storyline behind Orb started as a series of dreams the director, Greg Szemiot, had. Crossbeam Studios Entertainment has been working on Orb since early 1987-late 2002 but as the storyline developed it was eventually decided to split it into 6 separate games. Orb was originally planned with high-end PCs in mind, but the designers of CSE felt that the motion sensing controller of the Wii would better suit the game. CSE currently has 24 people working on Orb and recently met with publishers at E3 2006. A PC demo of Orb will be sent to interested publishers around midsummer 06. CSE has stated plans to have trailers for Orb available around November 2006, and a playable Wii build at E3 2007. While the game is not yet released, it has developed a large fanbase. The Wii (pronounced as the pronoun we, IPA: ) is Nintendos seventh-generation video game console. ... E³ logo The Electronic Entertainment Expo, commonly known as E³, is an annual trade show for the computer and video games industry presented by the Entertainment Software Association. ... Look up November in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... E³ logo The Electronic Entertainment Expo, commonly known as E³, is an annual trade show for the computer and video games industry presented by the Entertainment Software Association. ...


Characters

  • Dyces- One of the main characters for Orb, he seems to be a somewhat dark character due to a traumatic childhood of some kind, little else is known.
  • Mahten - One of the three main characters of Orb who is depicted as using some type of chain-whip weapon, due to the little information released, little is known about him also.
  • Simique - The last of the three main characters of Orb, like the others little is known of her. She has green eyes and is depicted wearing her brown hair in pig tails.

The game is slated to feature over a dozen supporting main characters that are playable and over a hundred supporting NPC's, including a few characters already known to the public. Due to the little information available on the subject, the description provided for each character is very long:

  • Maron - A mysterious woman carrying a sword
  • Miya - A bow and dagger wielding maiden
  • Thera - A redheaded woman who is a ruler of some kind
  • Darsie - A woman with incredibly long hair.
  • Moteh - All that is known is that it is a name of someone in the game. Some believe it is the name of the kidnapped Imanti the students are following after, however, recent updates to the Crossbeam Studios website have shown this to be false.
  • Strysis - In a recent update to the Crossbeam Sutdios website, the name of the Imanti has been revealed as Strysis. Nothing else is known about this character.

Gameplay

CSE is aiming for a C rating for Orb for the CERO, which is equivalent to M for ESRB. They plan to fully utilize the Wii's controller and nunchuk attachment. CSE has announced that Orb will have the following features:

  • A vast world to explore, make discoveries, form alliances, uncover the secrets hidden deep in the past.
  • A storyline featuring over a dozen main characters with over a hundred supporting roles.
  • Innovative 'non-elemental' magic system incorporated into the very fabric of the game world.
  • Customizeable weapon system with hundreds of possible combinations. [1]
  • Downloadable sidequests are planned that will cover the time between Orb 1 and Orb 12.

Graphics

CSE has posted concept art on its official website. In addition, CSE has released the following test render. No ingame graphics are available yet, however, weapon renders, and other exclusive art and information is available in the password protected 'Imanti' section of the CSE forums. Two days before E3 2006 CSE released a render of one of their characters, Simique.
At the moment, the game is being written in C++, TorqueScript, in addition to the French language for modeling programs. They are licensing an engine for the PC prototype called Torque, made by Garage Games. It has been used for professional quality games before and is available for reasonably priced licensing, but for the Wii version they may make their own engine. E³ logo The Electronic Entertainment Expo, commonly known as E³, is an annual trade show for the computer and video games industry presented by the Entertainment Software Association. ...


News Stories

Crossbeam Studios Entertainment has participated in a number of interviews about the Orb game. The following is a compilation of articles and interviews about Orb that may give more information about the game.

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