Pyrogenesis is the nickname given to the custom built engine developed for 0 A.D. Featuring an enriched 3D environment, a particle system, OGL graphics and 32-bit color, it not only provides a powerful environment, but allows the game to have very minimal system requirements, which will be available for Windows, Macintosh and Linux. To cater to our Linux crowd, we've opted to use the OpenGL API rather than DirectX, which not only functions just as proficiently, but it's already bundled in your video card drivers, so there's no need to worry about downloading the right version to run 0 A.D.

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Music Blog #3
0 A.D. Empires Ascendant

Music Blog #3

Mar 10, 2013 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant 1 comment

Part 3 of the 0 A.D. Music Blog in which Omri (our composer) describes how the first Persian tracks were created, and also the first generic peace track.

Music Blog #2
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Music Blog #2

Mar 7, 2013 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant 2 comments

Part 2 in the 0 A.D. Music Blog in which Omri outlines his work on the music added in Alpha 7, and tells of how contributions from musicians has influenced...

Storyline update #1
C&C3: Tiberium Wars

Storyline update #1

Mar 7, 2013 Dark Summer'96 12 comments

"The collapse of the Soviet Union was the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the 20th century, primarily because of the destruction of the existing...

Music Blog # 1
0 A.D. Empires Ascendant

Music Blog # 1

Mar 2, 2013 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant 8 comments

Part one in a new music blog, introducing Omri (our composer) and telling a bit about his thoughts behind the music of 0 A.D.

0 A.D. Development Report #11
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0 A.D. Development Report #11

Feb 23, 2013 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant 4 comments

0 A.D.'s 11th Development report highlighting everything from enhanced building construction to new music and new art.

New Release: 0 A.D. Alpha 12 Loucetios
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New Release: 0 A.D. Alpha 12 Loucetios

Dec 16, 2012 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant 7 comments

This alpha features diplomacy, packing siege engines, super fancy water and more!

New Release: 0 A.D. Alpha 11 Kronos
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New Release: 0 A.D. Alpha 11 Kronos

Sep 8, 2012 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant 14 comments

This alpha features new Celtic factions, many improvements to the graphics, functional gates, a new sound system, improved AI and more!

0 A.D. Weekly Report #3
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0 A.D. Weekly Report #3

Aug 6, 2012 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant 7 comments

The latest development news, compiled in our third weekly report.

0 A.D. Weekly Report #2
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0 A.D. Weekly Report #2

Jul 31, 2012 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant 5 comments

0 A.D. is a free, open-source, cross-platform real-time strategy (RTS) game of ancient warfare.

New Release: 0 A.D. Alpha 10 Jhelum
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New Release: 0 A.D. Alpha 10 Jhelum

May 16, 2012 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant 12 comments

This alpha features Hellenic factions such as Athens, Macedonia and Sparta; technologies, civilization phases, click-and-drag walls, healing and more!

Renderer changes and updates
0 A.D. Empires Ascendant

Renderer changes and updates

Apr 5, 2012 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant 6 comments

I fixed the non-shader-based rendering mode so that its lighting matches the shader mode - the difference is that it allows the sunlight to be brighter...

New Release: 0 A.D. Alpha 9 Ides of March
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New Release: 0 A.D. Alpha 9 Ides of March

Mar 15, 2012 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant 18 comments

This version debuts the Roman faction, new combat and trade systems and more!

Day 15 of Pathfinding Work
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Day 15 of Pathfinding Work

Feb 24, 2012 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant 1 comment

Worked on various minor fixes to make the pathfinding less broken, and updated the JPS A* to work with the real technical requirements (correct diagonal...

The Pathfinding Saga Continues
0 A.D. Empires Ascendant

The Pathfinding Saga Continues

Feb 12, 2012 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant 6 comments

Slow continued pathfinding work. In particular, trying to get all the parts of the game to interact correctly with the new navcell-passability concept...

More Fun With Pathfinding
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More Fun With Pathfinding

Jan 25, 2012 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant 6 comments

One of the problems with pathfinding is what to do when there is no path. That's common in normal gameplay - the player will tell a unit to walk to the...

Pathfinding Update -- 24 January 2012
0 A.D. Empires Ascendant

Pathfinding Update -- 24 January 2012

Jan 24, 2012 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant 5 comments

We need two separate pathfinders (one for planning long-range paths that avoid rivers and buildings and walls etc, and one for finding short-range diversions...

New Release: 0 A.D. Alpha 8 Haxāmaniš
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New Release: 0 A.D. Alpha 8 Haxāmaniš

Dec 23, 2011 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant 9 comments

This alpha debuts the mighty Persian Empire, includes support for both saving games and reconnecting to multiplayer games, a bartering system, improved...

A year in review
0 A.D. Empires Ascendant

A year in review

Dec 18, 2011 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant 13 comments

It's been an interesting year for 0 A.D. Read up on what's new since the last IOTY and to get a glimpse of what's coming in the future.

Pledgie work off to a good start, you can keep it going longer
0 A.D. Empires Ascendant

Pledgie work off to a good start, you can keep it going longer

Nov 3, 2011 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant 4 comments

As you may remember we had a fundraising campaign to support one of the developers working full-time on the game for a month. It was a success and we...

Advances in BYZEN
BYZEN - 1811

Advances in BYZEN

Oct 11, 2011 BYZEN - 1811 0 comments

For a couple of days, Facundo Lezcano is creating new models for BYZEN, with better quality than the current beta 1 and beta 2.

BYZEN IN "MAGALLANES LAPTOP"
BYZEN - 1811

BYZEN IN "MAGALLANES LAPTOP"

Oct 9, 2011 BYZEN - 1811 7 comments

"It's a relief that run on ubuntu achieved 10.04 and most importantly, it gave no error in a pc of teachers of "plan ceibal" ...

BYZEN - First Trailer released
BYZEN - 1811

BYZEN - First Trailer released

Oct 7, 2011 BYZEN - 1811 0 comments

"I hope you like the trailer ... not a big deal ... but I hope it is like" Emiliano said last night that after presenting the first trailer for BYZEN...

BYZEN BETA II -FIX Patch
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BYZEN BETA II -FIX Patch

Sep 30, 2011 BYZEN - 1811 0 comments

"It is unusual to have to upgrade a beta to fix bugs, but if you have to do, I do this..."

Official BYZEN REQUIREMENTS
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Official BYZEN REQUIREMENTS

Sep 20, 2011 BYZEN - 1811 0 comments

This day was very dense, all day testing the game in about 15 different PCs...

New Release: 0 A.D. Alpha 7 Geronium
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New Release: 0 A.D. Alpha 7 Geronium

Sep 17, 2011 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant 11 comments

Wildfire Games releases 0 A.D. Alpha 7 Geronium, debuting the Carthaginian faction and a new main menu and showing progress in gameplay, music and more.

BYZEN BETA 2
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BYZEN BETA 2

Sep 16, 2011 BYZEN - 1811 0 comments

This September 25 will be released the second beta of BYZEN, with new modifications and new game modes.

AND EG-GAMES WON THE SPECIAL MENTION IN SCIENCE CLUBS
BYZEN - 1811

AND EG-GAMES WON THE SPECIAL MENTION IN SCIENCE CLUBS

Sep 10, 2011 BYZEN - 1811 0 comments

"Im happy... im very happy in this year for the proyect, for the game, for all!!" this are the commentary of emi, after winning the special mention in...

BYZEN BETA 1
BYZEN - 1811

BYZEN BETA 1

Sep 3, 2011 BYZEN - 1811 1 comment

Next Tuesday, EG-Games releases BYZEN BETA 1, with two empires ("BANDA ORIENTAL" and Spanish Empire"). "BYZEN promises a very good game, with...

New Release: 0 A.D. Alpha 6 Fortuna
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New Release: 0 A.D. Alpha 6 Fortuna

Jul 10, 2011 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant 11 comments

0 A.D. Alpha 6 Fortuna includes hundreds of new terrain textures and dozens of new sounds, new Hellenic units and buildings, unit stances and some WW2...

New Release: 0 A.D. Alpha 5 Edetania
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New Release: 0 A.D. Alpha 5 Edetania

May 20, 2011 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant 8 comments

Alpha 5 Edetania debuts the Iberian faction, marks a huge leap in the playability of 0 A.D. with a new enemy AI and much more.

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