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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New Release: 0 A.D. Alpha 20 Timosthenes

New Release: 0 A.D. Alpha 20 Timosthenes

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Wildfire Games, an international group of volunteer game developers, proudly announces the release of “0 A.D. Alpha 20 Timosthenes”, the twentieth...

Wildfire Games introduces itself to ModDB!

Wildfire Games introduces itself to ModDB!

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

0 A.D. 2008 Summer Update

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 New Year's Update

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 March Update

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. Goes Open Source

0 A.D. Goes Open Source

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

0 A.D. 2009 Winter Update

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. won 3rd place in Indie Game of the Year!

0 A.D. won 3rd place in Indie Game of the Year!

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We're pleased to share that we've been voted the 3rd best indie on ModDB.

0 A.D. Debuts Pre-Alpha Version

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. Pre Alpha 2 Released

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

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. Alpha 1 Argonaut

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...

New Release: 0 A.D. Alpha 2 Bellerophon

New Release: 0 A.D. Alpha 2 Bellerophon

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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

New Release: 0 A.D. Alpha 3 Cerberus

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

0 A.D. Rise of the East Debut!

0 A.D. Rise of the East Debut!

0 A.D. Rise of the East 9 comments

The Rise of the East is a modification for Wildfire Games' 0 A.D. that strives to bring China as a civilization into the game, meticulously researched...

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

"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...

Farmer's Delight

Farmer's Delight

0 A.D. Rise of the East 6 comments

Rise of the East is a mod for 0 A.D. that introduces a playable Chinese faction complete with a brand new immersive single-player campaign! In the past...

New Art Department Members

New Art Department Members

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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

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...

New Release: 0 A.D. Alpha 4 Daedalus

New Release: 0 A.D. Alpha 4 Daedalus

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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

New Release: 0 A.D. Alpha 5 Edetania

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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

New Release: 0 A.D. Alpha 6 Fortuna

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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...

New Release: 0 A.D. Alpha 7 Geronium

New Release: 0 A.D. Alpha 7 Geronium

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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.

Pledgie work off to a good start, you can keep it going longer

Pledgie work off to a good start, you can keep it going longer

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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

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.

New Release: 0 A.D. Alpha 8 Haxāmaniš

New Release: 0 A.D. Alpha 8 Haxāmaniš

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This alpha debuts the mighty Persian Empire, includes support for both saving games and reconnecting to multiplayer games, a bartering system, improved...

We're back!

We're back!

0 A.D. Rise of the East 4 comments

It's been nearly a year since our last update, and we at Scion Development have decided to come clean. We don't have a year's worth of progress for you...

Pathfinding Update -- 24 January 2012

Pathfinding Update -- 24 January 2012

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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...

More Fun With Pathfinding

More Fun With Pathfinding

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One of the problems with pathfinding is what to do when there is no path. That's common in normal gameplay - the player will tell a unit to walk to the...

The Pathfinding Saga Continues

The Pathfinding Saga Continues

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Slow continued pathfinding work. In particular, trying to get all the parts of the game to interact correctly with the new navcell-passability concept...