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The Orville Fan Game Announcement

The folks who brought you Stage 9 is going to be releasing the first version of their Orville game very soon

By Elnian Tue 21 May, 2019 10:34 PM - Last Updated: Tue 21 May, 2019 10:47 PM
Editor's Note: The first version of "The Orville Interactive Fan Experience" will be a set tour containing decks A and B as they are laid out on the studio set. The developers have also mentioned multiplayer from the outset of the game, with a number of scenarios being available.

If you remember Stage 9, you know it was a pretty ambitious project. The goal was to recreate every deck and every room of the USS Enterprise-D. A massive undertaking, sure; but definitely doable. After the development team was served with a Cease & Desist order from CBS, things went on hold for quite some time.

I can recall sitting on their Discord server just waiting for any updates on what their next project would be. Then, the big news hit! Stage 9 has been renamed to Messy Desk Interactive and has entered discussions with a major studio for their next IP-based game. A few rumors were floating about: Battlestar Galactica, Stargate Universe, official talks with CBS, The Orville, and even Doctor Who was brought up briefly.

Everything was definitely looking up and the team was just itching to reveal their latest endeavor. Due to the nature of the project, everything had to be kept secret. About a month ago, the development team was given the green light to post "teasers" of the project. Here are a few of the teasers:

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Would you have guessed what the new game was going to be about based on those screenshots?

The hype was definitely building. Members of the Messy Desk Discord server posted reactions to the screenshots as "Orville" and heavily speculated on what the next game was going to be. Messy Desk Interactive posted a link to, which showed a very blurry video walkthrough of some sort of spacecraft. Those who watch The Orville regularly knew immediately what it was. On May 20, 2019, Messy Desk Interactive released their announcement trailer for the new Orville game, which is absolutely amazing!

Finally, to top it all off, Seth MacFarlane himself had this to say about The Orville Fan Experience:

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What do you think about this project? When it comes out, will you download it and run around The Orville? I know I definitely will!

Wed 22 May, 2019 8:41 AM
Let's hope that Fox/Di$ney doesn't pull a CBS and C&D the project.
Wed 22 May, 2019 12:36 PM
This one is somewhat endorsed by FOX and Seth MacFarlane. The developers were in long discussions with FOX and Fuzzy Door, so there's very little chance of a C&D.
Wed 22 May, 2019 1:05 PM
Yeap piss of the fans and they go somewhere else, to something better.
Thu 23 May, 2019 5:18 AM
Yeap piss of the fans and they go somewhere else, to something better.
Thu 23 May, 2019 11:49 AM
This looks great. This tour makes you appreciate just how much the creators of the Orville were inspired by the TNG trek aesthetic. I've also seen the Enterprise-D these guys created and it was one of the most impressive things I've seen. I can't believe CBS issued a C&D on them, well taking into account their constant disregard towards fans and their attempts of turning Star trek into another Star Wars/ generic piece of sci-fi, I guess I can.

Great to see this stuff, once again it's really impressive.