0 A.D. is a free, open-source, cross-platform real-time strategy (RTS) game of ancient warfare. It's a historically-based war/economy game that allows players to relive or rewrite the history of twelve ancient civilizations, from Iberia to Mauryan India, each depicted at their peak of economic growth and military prowess. Developed using Pyrogenesis, a ground-breaking new game engine custom-built to suit this project, 0 A.D. will give players a rich and entertaining real-time gaming experience.
A new light rendering method using shaders has been implemented in the game. Not a true HDR or bloom, nevertheless it adds additional contrast to the light values of the game. This allows for a more photorealistic look to the sunlight projected onto the game world.
Particles have also finally been added to the game. We are currently exploring ways to use the new graphical feature to its fullest extent, eventually adding shore waves, fire, smoke, and other animated effects.