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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0 A.D. Weekly Report #2
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0 A.D. Weekly Report #2

Jul 31, 2012 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant 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 #1
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0 A.D. Weekly Report #1

Jul 28, 2012 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant 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...

New Release: 0 A.D. Alpha 10 Jhelum
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New Release: 0 A.D. Alpha 10 Jhelum

May 16, 2012 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant 12 comments

This alpha features Hellenic factions such as Athens, Macedonia and Sparta; technologies, civilization phases, click-and-drag walls, healing and more!

Renderer changes and updates
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Renderer changes and updates

Apr 5, 2012 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant 6 comments

I fixed the non-shader-based rendering mode so that its lighting matches the shader mode - the difference is that it allows the sunlight to be brighter...

New Release: 0 A.D. Alpha 9 Ides of March
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New Release: 0 A.D. Alpha 9 Ides of March

Mar 15, 2012 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant 18 comments

This version debuts the Roman faction, new combat and trade systems and more!

Day 15 of Pathfinding Work
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Day 15 of Pathfinding Work

Feb 24, 2012 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant 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...

The Pathfinding Saga Continues
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The Pathfinding Saga Continues

Feb 12, 2012 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant 6 comments

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

More Fun With Pathfinding
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More Fun With Pathfinding

Jan 25, 2012 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant 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...

Pathfinding Update -- 24 January 2012
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Pathfinding Update -- 24 January 2012

Jan 24, 2012 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant 5 comments

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...

We're back!
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We're back!

Jan 18, 2012 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...

New Release: 0 A.D. Alpha 8 Haxāmaniš
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New Release: 0 A.D. Alpha 8 Haxāmaniš

Dec 23, 2011 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant 9 comments

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

A year in review
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A year in review

Dec 18, 2011 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant 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.

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

Nov 3, 2011 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant 4 comments

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...

New Release: 0 A.D. Alpha 7 Geronium
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New Release: 0 A.D. Alpha 7 Geronium

Sep 17, 2011 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant 11 comments

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.

New Release: 0 A.D. Alpha 6 Fortuna
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New Release: 0 A.D. Alpha 6 Fortuna

Jul 10, 2011 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant 11 comments

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 5 Edetania
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New Release: 0 A.D. Alpha 5 Edetania

May 20, 2011 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant 8 comments

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 4 Daedalus
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New Release: 0 A.D. Alpha 4 Daedalus

Mar 12, 2011 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant 10 comments

Alpha 4 Daedalus includes basic opponent AI, improved terrain blending and fog of war, new naval units, new sound effects and more!

Art Department Update #2
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Art Department Update #2

Feb 21, 2011 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant 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...

New Art Department Members
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New Art Department Members

Jan 29, 2011 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant 4 comments

Here's a quick update from the Art Department, showcasing two of our newest members and their impressive contributions to the game.

Farmer's Delight
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Farmer's Delight

Jan 25, 2011 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...

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

Jan 1, 2011 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant 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. Rise of the East Debut!
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0 A.D. Rise of the East Debut!

Dec 28, 2010 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...

New Release: 0 A.D. Alpha 3 Cerberus
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New Release: 0 A.D. Alpha 3 Cerberus

Dec 11, 2010 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant 13 comments

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

New Release: 0 A.D. Alpha 2 Bellerophon
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New Release: 0 A.D. Alpha 2 Bellerophon

Oct 19, 2010 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant 14 comments

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...

0 A.D. Alpha 1 Argonaut
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0 A.D. Alpha 1 Argonaut

Aug 16, 2010 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant 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. Pre Alpha 3 Released
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0 A.D. Pre Alpha 3 Released

Jul 11, 2010 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant 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. Pre Alpha 2 Released
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0 A.D. Pre Alpha 2 Released

May 12, 2010 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant 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. Debuts Pre-Alpha Version
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0 A.D. Debuts Pre-Alpha Version

Apr 2, 2010 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant 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. won 3rd place in Indie Game of the Year!
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0 A.D. won 3rd place in Indie Game of the Year!

Feb 5, 2010 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant 7 comments

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

0 A.D. 2009 Winter Update
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0 A.D. 2009 Winter Update

Dec 26, 2009 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant 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...

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