Pangea Software Inc. on Monday offered a public beta of Nanosaur 2: Hatchling for Intel-based Macs. The new version of the software is available for download from Pangea’s Web site.
Nanosaur 2: Hatchling puts you in control of a flying dinosaur from the future, sent to the prehistoric past to recover dinosaur eggs. The dinosaur is equipped with weapons and defensive measure to protect him from hostile ancient dinosaurs and automated weapons systems sent from the future. The game is available for purchase from Pangea and has also been bundled on many consumer-oriented Mac models.
Pangea said the new version 2.0b1 release should work “almost flawlessly” with the Developer Transition Kit hardware Apple has seeded to Mac developers, “despite a few known issues with the beta OS’s video drivers.”
The update will also run fine on PowerPC Macs running Mac OS X v10.4 “Tiger” or later. The updater is a PowerPC binary, but should run correctly on the Intel-based developer kit hardware using Rosetta.
Pangea Software president Brian Greenstone said that he wanted to make sure that Nanosaur II is ready to release the day that Apple releases Intel-based hardware. He also noted that Pangea plans to update most of their other Mac OS X-native games to run on Intel hardware. What’s more, their currently-in-development action puzzler, Enigmo 2, will be Intel-ready when it’s released.