Three Rings Design has released a free open beta version of its forthcoming Wild West-themed tactical strategy game Bang! Howdy. It’s available for download for Mac OS X, Linux and Windows users now.
Created by the makers of Yohoho Puzzle Pirates, Bang Howdy combines turn-based and real time strategy as you play against other players in an online world. You can progress through five different, unique scenarios including the Frontier Town, Boom Town, Indian Trading Post, Ghost Town and City of Gold as you recruit different units, sabotage your opponents, try to outflank your enemies and more.
System requirements call for Mac OS X v10.4 or later, 1GHz or faster processor, 512MB RAM and J2SE 5.0 Release 4.