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

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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

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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
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The Pathfinding Saga Continues

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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

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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
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Pathfinding Update -- 24 January 2012

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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

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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
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A year in review

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

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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

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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"
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BYZEN IN "MAGALLANES LAPTOP"

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"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
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BYZEN - First Trailer released

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"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

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"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

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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

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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

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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
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AND EG-GAMES WON THE SPECIAL MENTION IN SCIENCE CLUBS

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"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
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BYZEN BETA 1

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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

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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

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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.

New Release: 0 A.D. Alpha 4 Daedalus
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New Release: 0 A.D. Alpha 4 Daedalus

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Alpha 4 Daedalus includes basic opponent AI, improved terrain blending and fog of war, new naval units, new sound effects and more!

Art Department Update #2
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Art Department Update #2

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In eager anticipation of our upcoming Alpha release, we've decided to show you some of the latest additions to the art repository, specifically several...

New Art Department Members
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New Art Department Members

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Here's a quick update from the Art Department, showcasing two of our newest members and their impressive contributions to the game.

"Rise of the East" Mod, IOTY Honorable Mention and more!
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"Rise of the East" Mod, IOTY Honorable Mention and more!

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Several 0 A.D. updates: Modding team Scion Development announces a Chinese mod to 0 A.D., we won an honorable mention in IOTY 2010, and our One-Month...

New Release: 0 A.D. Alpha 3 Cerberus
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New Release: 0 A.D. Alpha 3 Cerberus

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Alpha 3 Cerberus includes round maps, garrisoning, resource shuttling, improved multiplayer, new ships and buildings and more.

New Release: 0 A.D. Alpha 2 Bellerophon
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New Release: 0 A.D. Alpha 2 Bellerophon

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Wildfire Games proudly announces the release of "0 A.D. Alpha 2 Bellerophon", the second alpha version of 0 A.D., a free, open-source game of ancient...

0 A.D. Alpha 1 Argonaut
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0 A.D. Alpha 1 Argonaut

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Wildfire Games proudly presents the first alpha version of 0 A.D., a free, open-source game of ancient warfare. Alpha 1 Argonaut includes aggressive units...

0 A.D. Pre Alpha 3 Released
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0 A.D. Pre Alpha 3 Released

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Wildfire Games proudly announces the release of a third pre-alpha version of 0 A.D.. Although it's not a playable release yet, it includes multiplayer...

0 A.D. Pre Alpha 2 Released
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0 A.D. Pre Alpha 2 Released

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Wildfire Games proudly announces the release of a second pre-alpha version of 0 A.D.. Although it's not a playable release yet, it includes a new pathfinding...

0 A.D. Debuts Pre-Alpha Version
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0 A.D. Debuts Pre-Alpha Version

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Wildfire Games has released pre-alpha version of 0 A.D. It's not a playable release yet, and it's still meant for developers only, but it's easier to...

0 A.D. 2009 Winter Update
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0 A.D. 2009 Winter Update

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The simulation system has been entirely rewritten and a member of the Art Department from Israel presents the game to a group of Linux hobbyists. Merry...