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!
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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. 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 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 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 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. 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. 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. 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.

0 A.D. Development Report #12
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0 A.D. Development Report #12

Jun 15, 2013 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant 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
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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...

0 A.D. Development Report #15
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0 A.D. Development Report #15

Jan 18, 2014 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant 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
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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!

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. 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. 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...

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...

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 #3
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0 A.D. Weekly Report #3

Aug 6, 2012 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant 7 comments

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

0 A.D. Weekly Report #4
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0 A.D. Weekly Report #4

Aug 14, 2012 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant 6 comments

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

0 A.D. Weekly Report #5
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0 A.D. Weekly Report #5

Aug 20, 2012 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant 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!
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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.

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.

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...

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...

Development Report 1
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Development Report 1

Mar 30, 2013 Aristeia: Civilization Bronze Pack 1 comment

We are making progress on the Egyptians, but there is still much that has to be done.

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...

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...

Indie of the Year 2012
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Indie of the Year 2012

Dec 2, 2012 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant 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)
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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 ...

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...