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

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

Jan 1, 2011 7 comments

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

0 A.D. 2008 Summer Update

Jun 3, 2008 8 comments

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

0 A.D. 2009 March Update

Mar 1, 2009 8 comments

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

0 A.D. 2009 New Year's Update

Jan 6, 2009 16 comments

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

0 A.D. 2009 Winter Update

Dec 26, 2009 5 comments

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

0 A.D. Alpha 1 Argonaut

Aug 16, 2010 28 comments

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

0 A.D. Debuts Pre-Alpha Version

Apr 2, 2010 11 comments

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

0 A.D. Development Report #11

Feb 23, 2013 4 comments

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

0 A.D. Development Report #12

0 A.D. Development Report #12

Jun 15, 2013 5 comments

What have we been up to since Alpha XIII was released? Read all about it in our development report.

0 A.D. Development Report #13

0 A.D. Development Report #13

Sep 10, 2013 11 comments

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. Development Report #15

0 A.D. Development Report #15

Jan 18, 2014 5 comments

Wildfire Games, the international group developing 0 A.D. - Empires Ascendant, is happy to present the 15th 0 A.D. development report covering everything...

0 A.D. Goes Open Source

0 A.D. Goes Open Source

Jul 10, 2009 14 comments

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

0 A.D. Modders host Map Design Contest

0 A.D. Modders host Map Design Contest

Jul 8, 2014 1 comment

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

0 A.D. Pre Alpha 2 Released

May 12, 2010 13 comments

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

Jul 11, 2010 13 comments

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 #1

0 A.D. Weekly Report #1

Jul 28, 2012 17 comments

Starting this week, we commence with publishing a weekly report. If you want to find out more about the development of this open-source, cross-platform...

0 A.D. Weekly Report #2

0 A.D. Weekly Report #2

Jul 31, 2012 5 comments

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

0 A.D. Weekly Report #3

0 A.D. Weekly Report #3

Aug 6, 2012 7 comments

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

0 A.D. Weekly Report #4

0 A.D. Weekly Report #4

Aug 14, 2012 6 comments

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

0 A.D. Weekly Report #5

0 A.D. Weekly Report #5

Aug 20, 2012 3 comments

The latest development news, compiled in our most recent weekly report.

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

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

Feb 5, 2010 7 comments

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

A year in review

A year in review

Dec 18, 2011 13 comments

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.

Art Department Update #2

Art Department Update #2

Feb 21, 2011 10 comments

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...

Day 15 of Pathfinding Work

Day 15 of Pathfinding Work

Feb 24, 2012 1 comment

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...

Featured Contributor: Pureon

Featured Contributor: Pureon

Mar 12, 2013 2 comments

It’s time again to take a closer look at one of the contributors to 0 A.D. This time we’ve chosen to feature Pureon, one of the most versatile contributors...

Indie of the Year 2012

Indie of the Year 2012

Dec 2, 2012 4 comments

We've come such a long way this year. Please vote for us in IOTY 2012!

Latest News: 0 A.D. Development Report #14 (10 Sept-11 Oct)

Latest News: 0 A.D. Development Report #14 (10 Sept-11 Oct)

Oct 12, 2013 4 comments

Wildfire Games, the international group developing 0 A.D. - Empires Ascendant, is happy to present the 14th 0 A.D. development report (10 September ...

More Fun With Pathfinding

More Fun With Pathfinding

Jan 25, 2012 6 comments

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...

Music Blog # 1

Music Blog # 1

Mar 2, 2013 8 comments

Part one in a new music blog, introducing Omri (our composer) and telling a bit about his thoughts behind the music of 0 A.D.

Music Blog #2

Music Blog #2

Mar 7, 2013 2 comments

Part 2 in the 0 A.D. Music Blog in which Omri outlines his work on the music added in Alpha 7, and tells of how contributions from musicians has influenced...