Vicarious Visions has released a downloadable demo of the space-combat and role-playing game, Terminus.

Terminus is one of the first games to support the Mac, Windows and Linux platforms all in one box.

The demo is a 50MB download, the download site provides links to demos tailored for each compatible platform.

The demo includes a taste of the Space Academy and the chance to experiment with flying spacecraft in zero gravity. There’s also a Gauntlet level, where pilots of all skill levels can encounter wave after wave of enemy craft in an unending shoot-out.

Terminus is expected to ship in the US on June 27, but European gamers can order online from www.vvstore.com. Terminus costs $49.95 online.