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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"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...

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

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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 March Update
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0 A.D. 2009 March Update

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

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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 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...

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

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

0 A.D. Development Report #13
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0 A.D. Development Report #13

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Wildfire Games, the international group developing 0 A.D. - Empires Ascendant, is happy to present the 13th 0 A.D. development report covering everything...

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

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

0 A.D. Modders host Map Design Contest
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0 A.D. Modders host Map Design Contest

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In celebration of the five year anniversary (It's really been five years?! Time flies!) of 0 A.D. going Open Source the Council of Modders (a group of...

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

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

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

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

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.

Advances in BYZEN
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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.

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...

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...

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 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...

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.

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..."

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 will be released on January  5, 2014
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Byzen will be released on January 5, 2014

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As the title says, byzen will be available on January 5, 2014 (GMT -3) and the whole ‘Revolución Oriental de 1811’ campaign will be able to be played...

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...

Development Report: Campaign System #1
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Development Report: Campaign System #1

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The campaign system consists of several layers: low-detail, high-detail, boarding from one map to another and the storyline handling. This news is about...

Development Report: Inventory System #1
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Development Report: Inventory System #1

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Once told an inventory/item system with animation compatibility (exchange weapons, shields and more on the fly) to be impossible, now here is the proof...

Development Report: Proof of concept jet fighter
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Development Report: Proof of concept jet fighter

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Using rewritten stackable entity system. Ykkrosh' plane code reworked, wildly jumping planes now belong to the past [fixed]. Eurofighter and self-propellant...

Development Report: Proof of concept tank.
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Development Report: Proof of concept tank.

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A proof of concept tank has been created to show that the engine is capable to simulate modern warfare.