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Bang! Howdy

🗃️ Specifications

📰 Title: Bang! Howdy 🕹️ / 🛠️ Type: Game
🗃️ Genre: Strategy 🚦 Status: 05. Released
🏷️ Category: Strategy ➤ Top-Down Fight of Units ➤ Squad-Based ➤ Misc. 🌍️ Browser-based:
🔖 Tags: Turn-Based Strategy; Western; Far West; jMonkeyEngine; Steampunk; Online Multi; PvP; Co-op; Massively Multiplayer; Level Editor 📦️ Package Name:
🐣️ Approx. start: 2007-02-01 📦️ Arch:
🐤️ Latest: 2020-10-08 🍥️ On Deb repo:
📍️ Version: Latest : 20201008 📦️ Deb:
🏛️ License type: Free/Free price 📦️ RPM:
🏛️ License: Free 📦️ AppImage:
🏝️ Perspective: Bird's-eye view 📦️ Snap:
👁️ Visual: 3D Top-Down 📦️ Flatpak/Athenaeum:
⏱️ Pacing: Turn-Based ⚙️ Generic bin.:
👫️ Played: MMO 📄️ Source:
🎖️ This record: 5 stars 📱️ PDA support:
🎖️ Game design: 👫️ Contrib.: Goupil & Louis
🎰️ ID: 7004 🐛️ Created: 2010-08-20
🐜️ Updated: 2021-11-13

📖️ Summary

[fr]: Un MMOTBS gratuit, un jeu de stratégie en ligne sur le thème du Far West, à mi-chemin entre le jeu de stratégie temps réel et le jeu de stratégie au tour par tour (les tours sont très rapides). Les crédits remportés sur les victoires permettent au joueur d'acquérir des armes plus puissantes et persistantes, influençant son style et sa stratégie de jeu future. A mesure que le joueur progresse au travers de 5 thèmes uniques du Far West, de nouveaux scénarios, et modifications sont introduits. [en]: A free MMOTBS, an online strategy game with a Wild West theme, halfway between a real-time strategy game and a turn-based strategy game (turns are very fast). Credits earned from victories allow the player to acquire more powerful and persistent weapons, influencing their future play style and strategy. As the player progresses through five unique Wild West themes, new scenarios and modifications are introduced.

🚦 Status

💡 Lights on: ✓ 🤔️ Why ?: Major improvement of this entry
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🎥️ Videos

🎥️ Trailer : (200902),


🕹️ Gameplay : (201709), (201708), (201108),

🕸️ Links

🏡️ Website & videos
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💵 Commercial : [Steam] - Free

🍩️ Resources
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Technical informations
[Open Hub] [PCGamingWiki] [MobyGames]

🐘 Social
Devs (Three Rings Design [fr] [en]) : [Site 1 2] [Chat] [mastodon] [twitter] [PeerTube] [YouTube] [Interview 1 2]
Game : [Blog] [Chat] [Forums] [mastodon] [twitter] [PeerTube] [YouTube]

🐝️ Related
[Wikipedia (Bang! Howdy) [fr] [en] [de]]
[The Linux Game Tome] [JeuxOnLine [fr]]

📦️ Misc. repositories


🕵️ Reviews
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🐘 Social Networking Update (on Mastodon)

🕹️ Title: Bang! Howdy
🦊️ What's: A free MMOTBS, an online strategy game with a Wild West theme, halfway between RTS & TBS (turns are very fast)
🏡️ https://store.steampowered.com/app/675810/Bang_Howdy
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🔖 #linux #game #strategy #free

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📕 Description [fr]

Un MMOTBS en 2D isométrique sur le thème du Far West, par le studio Three Rings Design (à présent filiale de SEGA), version Steam maintenue par le studio Affliction Networks.
Il utilise le moteur jMonkeyEngine. En Java.

Bang! Howdy est un MMOTBS gratuit, un jeu de stratégie en ligne sur le thème du Far West, à mi-chemin entre le jeu de stratégie temps réel et le jeu de stratégie au tour par tour (les tours sont très rapides). Les crédits remportés sur les victoires permettent au joueur d'acquérir des armes plus puissantes et persistantes, influençant son style et sa stratégie de jeu future. A mesure que le joueur progresse au travers de 5 thèmes uniques du Far West, de nouveaux scénarios, et modifications sont introduits.


Bang ! Howdy est un jeu de stratégie en ligne. Le décor mélange des éléments issus de divers genres connexes, comme le steampunk ou le mythe amérindien. Plusieurs des unités disponibles pour les joueurs sont entièrement mécaniques, notamment l'artillerie et le tireur à vapeur, un robot doté de grandes roues de chariot pour se déplacer et portant un chapeau de cow-boy. D'autres unités, plus conventionnelles, comprennent la cavalerie et les bandits armés.

📕 Description [en]

"A free MMOTBS, an online strategy game with a Wild West theme, halfway between RTS & TBS (turns are very fast)" (Serge Le Tyrant, Le Bottin des Jeux Linux / The Linux Games Book)

Bang! Howdy is an online strategy game. The setting mixes elements from a variety of related genres, such as steampunk or Native American myth. Several of the players' available units are entirely mechanical, including artillery and a steam gunman, a robot boasting large wagon wheels for movement while wearing a cowboy hat. Other, more conventional units include cavalry and gunslingers


🌍️ Wikipedia:

Bang! Howdy is an online free-to-play, hybrid turn based and real time strategy game created by American company Three Rings Design. It was originally released on December 1, 2006 after public beta testing by Grey Havens, a non-profit organization founded by several former employees of Three Rings. In 2008, the game reached a milestone of 500,000 players as reported on Three Rings' website.

The game mixes different elements from a variety of related genres, namely Western, steampunk, and Native American mythology. This is evident in the game's different locales and various gameplay elements.

At the 2006 Game Developer's Conference, Three Rings described Bang! Howdy's gameplay formula as "Chess + Mario Kart + Real Time/Turn-Based + Steampunk Westerns + Secret Sauce".

Setting

Bang! Howdy incorporates many elements from the Western and steampunk genres, as well as Native American mythology. This is evident in the game's different "towns", player lobbies which also act as the different main settings of the game, outside of in-game instances.

Frontier Town is the game's starting town. It is modelled after the archetypal "Western" town found in most depictions of the genre, complete with a saloon, general store, and sheriff's office.

Indian Trading Post, the second town, is host to a variety of Native American-themed locales, shops, and non-player characters.

In addition to these, there are also the planned but still-unreleased towns of Boom Town, Ghost Town, and City of Gold. Aside from taking inspiration from and expanding on all the aforementioned genres, these last three towns would have also incorporated elements of Latin American folklore

The game also features a host of controllable units which are in-line with the game's established unique setting. For example, several of the players' available units are entirely mechanical, including autonomous artillery units, steam powered dirigibles, and a "steam gunman" robot. These can be played alongside the more conventional units such as cavalry and gunslingers. A third assortment of Native American-themed units can also be unlocked as players progress past the starting town, such as mystics with supernatural abilities and a unit inspired by the Thunderbird, a legendary creature in Native American mythology.

Development[edit]
Initially conceived as an insect-themed game, the primary mechanic of Bang! Howdy is designed to get around the problems of both real-time and turn-based strategy. Michael Bayne, project leader of Bang! Howdy, described RTS as "overly complex and too fast-paced", and described turn-based strategy as "no fun when it's not your turn."

Bayne described the development approach as episodic, with the plan of getting the core game released quickly and working on new towns in turn.

The Steam version, which was released in July 2017, is maintained by Affliction Networks.