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.

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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 Iberian contributions that will help them stand out even more!

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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. First, the work of one of our long-standing artists, Amish Coelho (known to the community by his alias, Shield Bearer), who has been responsible for not only quite a few of our buildings (in fact, the majority of our revised Celt structures), but the vast majority of those fancy buildings icons you've been seeing over the last 10 months. Here's one of his latest finished products, the Iberian corral:

Iberian Corral Iberian Corral

Another recent addition that you've likely spotted in our screenshots is a contribution from Matthijs de Rijk (known commonly as EmjeR): the Iberian merchant ship. Matthijs is a famed modder of the Age of Mythology community and Wildfire Games, and has been working with us for quite some time. You probably know him best for his beautiful collection of Persian and Roman ships and several of our prized props. Here are some screenshots of his latest work:

Iberian Bay Barco : Iberian Merchant Ship


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feillyne StaffSubscriber
feillyne

Another fine assets. ;-) Will the fourth alpha feature a more feasible multiplayer system? Intending to play with some friends. Also, a search/listing engine of current running 0 A.D. indie servers/games would be nice.

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feneur Creator
feneur

No, and it might take a while as we want to focus on making the game fun rather than making it easy to find other players just to have a boring game ;) . Especially since it's not really hard to connect to another player, the hard parts are finding other players and setting up your router/firewall. That said, it would definitely be nice if things would be easier, so if someone with a good grasp of programming and some ideas about how to implement such a system is reading this we would appreciate your help :)

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MasacruAlex
MasacruAlex

the multiplayer about it could go ON GameRanger, as Aoe2 is and many many many other games are plus that's really populated (gameRanger) :D

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feillyne StaffSubscriber
feillyne

You can take a look at Teeworlds ( Teeworlds.com ) and its system of finding/listing servers. Setting one's firewall isn't quite tough (at least on XP/Linux).

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heyitsme259
heyitsme259

when the ai gets added i will download it until then i will watch your progress

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feillyne StaffSubscriber
feillyne

It's already added in the developer's version - after some weeks it'll be in the next alpha, it seems.

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feneur Creator
feneur

It's our intention indeed :) (Just not to make your expectations too high I must add that it's a first basic attempt at an AI, and mostly an example to test/show the AI system. Should make single player games more fun though, and it will be improved on in upcoming releases, so a lot to look forward.)

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Tpiom
Tpiom

My favorite building so far is... Iberian Corral!
It looks cute ;)

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MasacruAlex
MasacruAlex

OMG this looks amazing. reminds me of all aoe games which i'm a fan etc. Can't wait for it.

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Bird_of_Prey
Bird_of_Prey

More quality stuff. Really like that harbor shot!

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