0 A.D. Alpha 16 featuring Translation, the "Wonder" victory condition, a new AI, and more.
0 A.D. (pronounced "zero ey-dee") 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, each depicted at their peak of economic growth and military prowess.
The twelve factions are: Three of the Hellenic States (Athens, Sparta and Macedonia), two of the kingdoms of Alexander the Great's successors (Seleucids and Ptolemaic Egyptians), two Celtic tribes (Britons and Gauls), the Republican Romans, the Achaemenid Persians, the Iberians, the Carthaginians, and the Mauryan Indians. Each civilization is complete with substantially unique artwork, technologies and civilization bonuses.
Developed using Pyrogenesis, a game engine custom-built to suit our needs, 0 A.D. will give players a rich and entertaining real-time gaming experience. 0 A.D. is portable, running not only on Windows, like most games, but also on Linux and Mac OS X.
0 A.D. is being developed by Wildfire Games, a community of volunteer, hobbyist game developers from all over the world. 0 A.D. has been an open source project since July 2009. We're looking for programmers, 3d artists and more.
In celebration of the five year anniversary (It's really been five years?! Time flies!) of 0 A.D. going Open Source the Council of Modders (a group of 0 A.D. modders) are hosting a map making contest! The aim of the contest is to create a playable skirmish map that fits in one of the predefined themes:
For more detailed rules, and information about the possible rewards, visit the announcement in our forums.
Below are some images of a map shieldwolf23 (one of the judges in the competition) has made, and which we think shows that he's well qualified to judge the contestants' maps.
We hope that these images, and the contest themes, will inspire you, and look forward to your creations. For more information about how to use Atlas (our scenario editor/map maker) please see the Atlas (Scenario Editor) Manual in our wiki. And if you've got any questions/are curious about something not mentioned in the manual, please check by our Scenario Design/Map Making forum.
Latest tweets from @play0ad
@memmaker650 That was a bit too optimistic, issues were harder to solve than we thought, Alpha 16 is available for Mac's as well now though.
Jul 6 2014, 4:31pm
@acho_arnold There is a lobby where you can connect to others (Alpha 15+), but matches are hosted on players computers.
Jul 6 2014, 4:28pm
Jul 6 2014, 4:23pm
0 A.D. modders host map making contest, click through for rules and rewards: T.co
Jul 6 2014, 4:23pm
May 28 2014, 12:12pm
@memmaker650 os x will be up within a few days
May 17 2014, 1:18pm
Please welcome 0 A.D. Alpha 16 Patañjali! T.co
May 17 2014, 11:26am
@borkarabhijeet Yes, definitely. We apologize for the delay.
May 17 2014, 11:25am