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.

Report article RSS Feed Wildfire Games introduces itself to ModDB!

Wildfire Games has been around since the millennium, but strangely enough has yet to make its debut on ModDB.com.

Posted by rgkimball on May 11th, 2008

Welcome to Wildfire Games! Since 2001, our dedication to quality has earned us thousands of worldwide fans, but never have we had such a vast medium to promote our work. Originally Wildfire Studios, this online-based development group has been dedicated to bring large scale works to the public. We started as a modification department for Ensemble Studios' Age of Empires II: Age of Kings (commonly abbreviated as 'AoK'), releasing AoK's single most downloaded total conversion: Rome at War. Receiving nearly 20,000 downloads, Rome at War has appeared in gaming magazines and various news website, devastating audiences with commercial-quality handiwork.

After the release of Rome at War, Wildfire Studios was renamed to Wildfire Games while realizing that more opportunities lie with Indie game development, allowing the designer to go beyond the limits of a restricted engine. That's when 0 A.D. was conceived, which you can now read all about in it's new ModDB profile.

We've long been notified about ModDB and it's benefits by various members of the site, however we hadn't found the necessity to set up a profile here because we felt that we had a relatively decent fan base without the need for special promotional opportunities. To spark some extra hype before the game really hits the fan with the Beta release (dependent on the speed of development and bug weeding), we decided it'd be somewhat beneficial to share our unique project with this community, also hoping that it may provide additional assistance to speed up the process.

So, on to the fun part! I've finished uploading nearly every jaw-dropping scrap of fantastic media that we've got to offer, not to leave out the wonderful work of Brendan Keough (b.w.keough).

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Thanks for reading,

Bob Kimball, Wildfire Games Texture Artist & Self-Appointed PR Specialist

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mjnowak May 11 2008, 5:31am says:

Looks good, any idea for a beta soon?

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rgkimball Author
rgkimball May 11 2008, 5:33am replied:

Well, like I said, it's based on how quickly we finish off the art that remains (specifically that which remains for the Carthaginians and Iberians), and how quickly our programming department is able to weed out remaining bugs and successfully port the tools to Mac OS.

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jamsoup May 11 2008, 6:39am says:

looks really nice, ill definitely check out the beta

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Harimau May 11 2008, 6:58am says:

looks pretty good. looking forward to it.

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PytoX May 11 2008, 7:28am says:

Looks nice stuff!

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MrTambourineMan May 11 2008, 8:50am says:

Looks excellent, great artwork and all!

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INtense! Staff
INtense! May 11 2008, 9:04am says:

Looks fantastic - top job from an indie team

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oWn4g3 May 11 2008, 10:19am says:

Wow, I'm really impressed, great engine, great footage.

Welcome to Moddb and please give us a beta soon :)

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Betelgeuze May 11 2008, 10:51am says:

Been following this game for years now, can't wait to play it.

Great to see you guys on moddb now!

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J.B. May 11 2008, 12:56pm says:

Looks like a little like Age of Empires :P great work though. Also how big will battles and that be? will it be like a large army is ten guys or will troops be trained in small groups to make way for some pretty epic battles?

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rgkimball Author
rgkimball May 11 2008, 1:12pm replied:

When asked for a screenshot of a realistically-sized battle for one of our monthly screenshots, we came up with this: Moddb.com

It did take some convincing on my part to get us up here, mainly because we had a class of college students coming in to help out and we didn't want this to clash with that, so now that the ball is rolling over there, it felt appropriate to plunge into this community.

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INtense! Staff
INtense! May 11 2008, 1:21pm replied:

you've done a fantastic job with the profile - great to see you take the plunge... hopefully we can expand your fanbase further :)

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rgkimball Author
rgkimball May 11 2008, 1:25pm replied:

Thank you. :) I was a bit disappointed when I noticed the white margin that kept me from keeping that logo in line with the header, and that I couldn't just throw in a style tag to get rid of it, but it still looks alright.

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INtense! Staff
INtense! May 11 2008, 2:22pm replied:

there are advanced profile edit options which allow you to remove that whitespace and create custom tabs (see here: Moddb.com)

However these functions are currently only available to admins. Once they are refined they will be made available to members.

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rgkimball Author
rgkimball May 11 2008, 2:37pm replied:

Ah, perfect. Thanks.

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Ennui May 11 2008, 11:32pm says:

Looks like you took a few leaves out of AOE's book, and normally I prefer originality over formulaic design but the quality of work here is phenomenal so it's okay, very impressive stuff! +modwatch :)

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Betelgeuze May 12 2008, 5:13am replied:

It's not like AOE invented the setting :P

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Ennui May 12 2008, 2:08pm replied:

I was referring to the resources, combat, general look and feel =P

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Betelgeuze May 12 2008, 3:35pm replied:

they didn't invent those concepts either

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Fiasco May 12 2008, 6:19am says:

Looks good, I'm a pretty big Total War fan so I'll be checking this out.

Welcome to moddb :)

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jonnyboy24 Jan 14 2009, 10:33am says:

I just love it :P
I'd love to beta test it some time :P

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