Bang!Howdy: Bounties

Posted Fri, Feb 16, 2007 by Cody Bye

Boba Fett Was Never This Cheerful.
The folks at Bang! Howdy, although being fairly quiet since January, have been putting together a new mini-game, Bounties, for the intrepid deputy. Bounties sets your character against an outlaw in a series of games. If you win and bring the outlaw in, you earn rewards. Simple as that. Here a piece from the official site:

What are bounties, ya might be wonderin'. Well, bounties are a single player campaign mode where an intrepid Deputy (that's you) is pitted against an Outlaw (and sometimes their henchmen) in a series of games. Except that in bounty games the goal isn't always to come in first place. Games can define additional criteria like finishin' the game without losing more than five units or gunnin' down more than ten of the opponent's units in the process.

Yeehaw! Time to russle me up some outlaws!

Three Rings' Bang! Howdy Rides Into Town

A press release was issued to announce that Bang! Howdy is launched and ready for you to mosey on over and check it out.

hree Rings Design, Inc., a leading developer of multiplayer online casual games, announced today that the company officially launched its newest title, Bang! Howdy. The free-to-play game has experienced strong growth since the end of beta, thanks to promotion by its launch partner, Miniclip (, the world's largest online gaming site with 34 million unique game players per month. Aspiring cowboys can download and play the game now at

Get clicking to read the rest of the press release.

Fri, Feb 23, 2007

Dealin' Out Some Cards

Lastly from the official Bang! Howdy site, we learn more about the card system of the game and more.

After a long spell of roundin' up them dogies, we're finally ready to drive a herd back to the ranch. Most of our progress is still focused on the next town, Indian Trading Post, but we're also making improvements and additions to Frontier Town as well.

* We added a whole heap 'o new Cards and Bonuses. Barricade, Dud, Jack Rabbit, and a dozen more. Get on into the General Store and pick up a pack fer yerself and give 'em a whirl.

More is just a click away.

Beta, Official Announcements
Thu, Feb 22, 2007

The Great Land Rush

The Great Land Rush is a posting on the official Bang! Howdy site that tells us about the Land Grab senerio.

Hee hee hee! With Sheriff Mike off in the Nevada desert, no one can spoil my nefarious plot to release more beta chaos on the unsuspecting citizens of Frontier Town!

* There's a new scenario, Land Grab, based on the capture and defense of towering homesteads. Play the Land Grab Tutorial to find out more.

There's lots more where this came from so get clicking!

Beta, Official Announcements
Thu, Feb 22, 2007

Runnin' Around the Beta Corral

More news from the Bang! Howdy official site! A general update is the subject of this posting.

We got a new programmer workin' on the project, Mark. You can thank him fer the practice scenario and the fancy new post-game stats display. He's workin' on some other improvements to the basic gameplay now so I reckon we'll have more fun stuff for ya next week. Andrzej's still hard at work on our graphics engine, makin' it work better on low-end cards. We've also got two new artists helpin' out: Josh and Ian.

Get clicking to read more.

Beta, Official Announcements
Thu, Feb 22, 2007

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