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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0 A.D. 2008 Summer Update
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0 A.D. 2008 Summer Update

Jun 3, 2008 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant 8 comments

The desert biome is coming along swiftly, along with a new wave of Iberians, a new showcase featuring the game's efforts on variation and word of a alpha...

0 A.D. 2009 New Year's Update
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0 A.D. 2009 New Year's Update

Jan 6, 2009 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant 16 comments

It's the new year and 0 A.D. has a brand new showcase for you to enjoy featuring all of the different structural giants you'll be utilizing during gameplay...

0 A.D. 2009 March Update
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0 A.D. 2009 March Update

Mar 1, 2009 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant 8 comments

Wildfire Games announces its first community contest, 'Get in the Game', allowing fans to submit their voice to be featured in 0 A.D., accompanied by...

0 A.D. Goes Open Source
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0 A.D. Goes Open Source

Jul 10, 2009 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant 14 comments

0 A.D. is moving to an Open Source development model!

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

Dec 26, 2009 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant 5 comments

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...

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

Apr 2, 2010 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant 11 comments

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

May 12, 2010 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant 13 comments

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

Jul 11, 2010 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant 13 comments

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

Aug 16, 2010 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant 28 comments

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...

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

Oct 19, 2010 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant 14 comments

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...

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

Dec 11, 2010 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant 13 comments

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

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

Jan 1, 2011 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant 7 comments

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 Art Department Members
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New Art Department Members

Jan 29, 2011 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant 4 comments

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

Art Department Update #2
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Art Department Update #2

Feb 21, 2011 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant 10 comments

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

Mar 12, 2011 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant 10 comments

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

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.

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...

BYZEN BETA 1
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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...

AND EG-GAMES WON THE SPECIAL MENTION IN SCIENCE CLUBS
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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 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.

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.

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...

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..."

BYZEN - First Trailer released
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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 IN "MAGALLANES LAPTOP"
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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" ...

Advances in BYZEN
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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.

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

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...

A year in review
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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.

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...

Pathfinding Update -- 24 January 2012
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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...

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