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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Wildfire Games introduces itself to ModDB!
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Wildfire Games introduces itself to ModDB!

May 11, 2008 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant 21 comments

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
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0 A.D. 2008 Summer Update

Jun 3, 2008 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant 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 New Year's Update
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0 A.D. 2009 New Year's Update

Jan 6, 2009 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant 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 March Update
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0 A.D. 2009 March Update

Mar 1, 2009 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant 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 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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

0 A.D. Development Report #13
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0 A.D. Development Report #13

Sep 10, 2013 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant 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...

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

Oct 12, 2013 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant 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 ...

0 A.D. Goes Open Source
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0 A.D. Goes Open Source

Jul 10, 2009 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant 14 comments

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

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...

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.

0 A.D. Development Report #11
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0 A.D. Development Report #11

Feb 23, 2013 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant 4 comments

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

Music Blog # 1
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Music Blog # 1

Mar 2, 2013 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant 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
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Music Blog #2

Mar 7, 2013 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant 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...

Music Blog #3
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Music Blog #3

Mar 10, 2013 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant 1 comment

Part 3 of the 0 A.D. Music Blog in which Omri (our composer) describes how the first Persian tracks were created, and also the first generic peace track.

Featured Contributor: Pureon
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Featured Contributor: Pureon

Mar 12, 2013 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant 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...

Music Blog #4
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Music Blog #4

Mar 14, 2013 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant 2 comments

Part four of the 0 A.D. Music Blog in which Omri tells more about the instruments used to bring the music of the different civilizations in 0 A.D. to...

Music Blog #5
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Music Blog #5

Mar 24, 2013 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant 1 comment

Part five of the 0 A.D. Music Blog in which Omri tells us how the new tracks for Alphas 9 and 10 were created, and amazes us further with his instrument...

New Release: 0 A.D. Alpha 13 Magadha
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New Release: 0 A.D. Alpha 13 Magadha

Apr 2, 2013 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant 9 comments

Wildfire Games, an international group of volunteer game developers, proudly announces the release of“0 A.D. Alpha 13 Magadha”, the thirteenth alpha version...

Music Blog #6
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Music Blog #6

May 6, 2013 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant 2 comments

The 6th Music Blog, in which Omri celebrates all the musicians who have contributed to the 0 A.D. soundtrack.

New Release: 0 A.D. Alpha 14 Naukratis / IndieGoGo Fundraiser
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New Release: 0 A.D. Alpha 14 Naukratis / IndieGoGo Fundraiser

Sep 4, 2013 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant 7 comments

A new Alpha release including Blacksmith, Infinite farms, Hero button, Game speed controls and more. Plus a fundraiser to gather money to pay contributors...

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