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.
Somewhere in North Africa a battalion of Carthaginian elephants overruns and routs the front line of a Roman battle formation. Roman Extraordinarii and Triarii attempt to hold their ground in a last line of defense against the giant rampaging beasts as their comrades flee the field.