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0 A.D. is a free open source real time strategy game with a historical setting (sort of like "Age of Empires"). The developers are on the Fediverse:

@play0ad

The alpha version is available for Windows, Mac and Linux from the official site:
play0ad.com/

If you want to help development or donate to the project, you can find out how on their website.

#0AD #ZeroAD #Gaming #RTS #RealTimeStrategy #AgeOfEmpires #FLOSS #FOSS #Libre

Shout out to the Waffling Taylors for inviting us for an interview!You can listen to the interview at:
share.transistor.fm/s/0ecd106a

Thanks for mentionning us in your MiniDebConf Online event @highvoltage !

One of our community members, jaimele, provided us with a screenshot of his Ptolemaic port city. What do you think?

And remember, feel free to post beautiful screenshots of your own in this forum thread: wildfiregames.com/forum/index.

In the next version, artists will be able to specify new animations when units are ordered to gather a resource. They will now be able to carry the appropriate tools and use different animations.

Hyrule Conquest a Legend of Zelda themed mod using Pyrogenesis our engine, will be organizing a tournament soon. If you are interested in participating, you can register on wildfiregames.com/forum/index. or on their discord. discord.gg/JTv9Dq9

Go check out the review
@gamingonlinux
did on our development version! Like them you can use the Snap, the Ubuntu PPA, or compile from source.

gamingonlinux.com/articles/166

Tired of seeing jagged edges on your buildings? A24 will include at last, new graphic option called FXAA, that will definitely get rid of what one of our users tenderly called "The Sawtooth effect". We're working on more filters, so stay tuned :)

LordGood's gracious reminder that pyrogenesis, our game engine is not limited to Antiquity.
Pyrogenesis 1861 is a mod that aims to depict the American Civil War (1861-1865).

play0ad.official Hippopotamuses have been spotted near waterholes, you might see some in A24!

Stan`, one of our artists, has been working on streamlining some of the current game icons using Inkscape, to improve their look and consistency.
In parallel he also made new icons like burning for "status effects" a new feature that will be introduced in the new alpha.

It's actually -500 BC -1 BC , thanks for the heads up!

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In the next version we are replacing Stonehenge as wonder for the Gauls by the Sanctuary of Corent which is more fitting for the timeframe (500 A.D. - 1A.D)

After a long wait (8 years) the 0 A.D. bear has received a visual update from two of our artists. It now has animations and black and polar variations.

The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus will be available as a scenario entity in the next Alpha.

Don’t forget to check out our mods. Delenda Est aims to mold the game into a coherent focused design, adds features, new art, and new civilizations, and serves as a testbed for new ideas that could potentially make their way into the core game.

Read more about Delenda Est here: 0ad.mod.io/delenda-est/

Available from our in-game mod-dowlnoader (settings → mod selection → download mods).

King Nastasen, the latest hero portrait for the Kushites, by Sundiata (Malcolm Quartey).

Nastasen Ankhkhare was a late Napatan Period ruler of the Kingdom of Kush (Sudan), ruled c. 335 B.C. - 315/310 B.C. He is noted for defeating an Upper Egyptian invasion of Kush by Khabbash "taking many fine boats" and putting down many rebellions, thereby consolidating King Harsiotef's earlier conquests.

See more of Sundiata’s art here: artstation.com/malcolmquartey

This year and for the past three years 0 A.D. was holding a stand at @fosdem It was a very great experience for the 9 team members on this adventure. You can find a more detailed version here:
wildfiregames.com/forum/index.

Thanks for all the donators and the people that came to say hi. We're looking forward to seeing you again! (picture by George Marques)

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