0 A.D. Experience The Ancient World In This Open Source RTS Game

February 5, 2011 § 1 Comment

0 A.D. has been in the works since 2001 but has taken on new momentum lately in an effort to really give the project a boost in the right direction. The game is being developed by Wildfire Games and is set between the years 500 B.C. and 500 A.D. It aims to bring the ancient world alive for you to relive and even rewrite history. From what I have seen, 0 A.D. is a visually stunning RTS (Real Time Strategy) game that looks like a cross between Age of Empires and Rome Total War. These are the types of games I love and I can’t wait for the finished product to be released.

The game code and data are available under the GPL license, and the art, sound and documentation are available under CC-BY-SA. The developers consider 0 A.D. to be an educational celebration of game development and ancient history.

They are looking for some community support. The game is moving along nicely with the help of community member code contributions. But the developers would like to make some real leaps forward. They would like people to help pay for a developer of 0 A.D, who is familiar with the code, to work on the game for a month solid, to give the project a massive boost and help speed up development.

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So this is your opportunity to take part in bringing about a real quality and completely open source, free, RTS for our gaming pleasure. If you would like to help out please visit the donation page here: http://pledgie.com/campaigns/14160

As a thank you for donating, you will be granted a special “Donator” rank on the Wildfire Games (WFG) forum (http://www.wildfiregames.com/forum/) and be added to the Donators list on the play0ad twitter account (https://twitter.com/#!/play0ad/donators).

This is a great opportunity for you to help out a ground breaking game. Nothing like this exists which works cross-platform, and has as much detail, and remember it’s FREE to download and play! Your contributions will help gamers worldwide. For more info please visit the official game site here: http://wildfiregames.com/0ad/

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