The Ancients is a 2D RPG=Sandbox-Simulation game, using classic-retro pixel graphics to map out the world as an eye-widening, expansive realm that will take literally days to cross on foot.
Either as a simple tradesman, farmer, peasant or mercenary, you'll find some way to enthrall yourself in the world of the ancients. Find yourself debating philosophy with Polybius, writing poems with Marcus Pacuvius, rebuilding Carthage under Hannibal, or start the game as a returning victor from the punic wars.
Or, on a wider scale, join the Britons in their roundhouses, the Siberians on their hunts in the unforgiving northlands, the Proto-tibetans in the mountains, the expanding Han Dynasty in the far east or the Bantu tribes of the Congo.

The Ancients is a game set on Earth. In 200BC. The Roman Republic is slowly taking the mediterranean by storm, the second of the punic wars has just ended, yet the war against Macedon has just begun - and this is just in Italy.
Travel and explore the land and peoples, from the Lusitanians of the Iberian Peninsula to the ancient Ainu of Japan.

The Ancients aims to give the player the ability to jump into history, anywhere on Earth, and not only enjoy playing in that culture, but also to learn about it.

Join history, play history, make history.

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4 comments by Azkanan on Jun 17th, 2013

Howdy guys! Just a heads up that Ancients is back up and running, and I just wanted to get into contact with all the previous followers of Ancients.

Ancients is now a generated world, with generated creatures, generated items, and far more possible control on your world. Rather than living in a static RPG world, the world is now split into areas, and each area is a server - hosted by players. There can be hundreds, if not thousands, of servers per area, allowing for total customisation of the player's world.
You can either live in your own little single-player experience, friends-only, official servers only or turn it into a free-for-all.

Come check us out over at We have a DevBlog up that we update every day or two, and a forum so you can socialise and conspiracise with fellow followers.


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Rome at Night

Rome at Night

Oct 27, 2010 Music 0 comments

Yet another exceptional piece from Beau Buckley, for Project Earth. I present to thee, Rome at Night. (Heard in Rome... at night.)

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Title Music

Oct 21, 2010 Music 1 comment

This is a musical piece, in roman fashion, made by Beau Buckley for Project Earth's title. It may well be used for the title screen in the final product.

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Azkanan Creator
Azkanan Jun 28 2012, 4:33pm says:

Just to let you guys know, a programmer has arisen. However, I'm going to spend more time focused on development than community interaction/information. I'll keep you up to date on major, actual developments, however.

Long live The Ancients! :)

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Azkanan Creator
Azkanan May 9 2012, 6:58pm says:

I'm afraid that Neil is no longer capable of working on The Ancients.

Back to the recruitment stage... sigh...

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Blueblackberry Jun 13 2012, 4:33am replied:

What are you looking for? :)

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Azkanan Creator
Azkanan Jun 19 2012, 10:53am replied:

An experienced programmer that will actually stick around and work effectively.

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Blueblackberry Jul 4 2012, 2:28am replied:

Heh, I know that feeling. Good luck! :)

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carlqua May 5 2012, 3:34pm says:

Wow this game sounds cool, when is there going to be an alpha? and when do you estimate release?

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TorbenBeta Mar 26 2012, 6:58am says:

Just as a question, how grand is the chance that there will be a port to Linux?

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Azkanan Creator
Azkanan Mar 30 2012, 11:16am replied:

I just got back from France yesterday. Read this last night, forwarded it to Lightning this morning.

Lightning: Possibly. It's not the priority at the moment though.
Lightning: We'll release the game first, then we'll look into that.
Lightning: Tell him we're not a professional developer, it's just the two of us.

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Azkanan Creator
Azkanan Mar 2 2012, 12:23pm says:

Watch out for Sunday. :)

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Azkanan Creator
Azkanan Mar 4 2012, 5:29pm replied:

I've just posted a new news update... Should be authorized by IndieDB's moderator team by tomorrow. The earleir the better!

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