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 are hosting a map making contest! Please head over to the forum topic to read more about the rules and rewards, and to submit your maps of course
We’ve recently sent out a survey asking for some more information (e.g. t-shirt size, if the address still is accurate etc) so we can send out the perks for the IndieGogo campaign. Most people have now replied, but we are still lacking a few answers. We will make a final attempt to reach these people via “snail mail”, but want to try once more to reach people via the web. If you did contribute to the IndieGogo campaign (on the Donator level or above) and haven’t received an email asking you to complete a survey, please check your spam folder, and if it’s not there please send an email to email@example.com .
We hope to be able to send out the perks soon, and once again want to thank everyone for yourr contributions and your patience.
Wildfire Games, an international group of volunteer game developers, proudly announces the release of “0 A.D. Alpha 16 Patañjali”, the sixteenth alpha version of 0 A.D., a free, open-source game of ancient warfare. This alpha features localization into more than 10 different languages, an improved AI, a new GUI, big changes “under the hood” and more!
In the interest of transparency, the Wildfire Games team would like to report on the finances of the project as of 2014-04-21. Continue reading
With recent games such as Red Dead Redemption, Left 4 Dead 2, and The Last of Us being hugely successful,
we have decided to change the overall direction of 0 A.D. so that it can appeal to a wider audience.
We have many gameplay changes planned, such as removing the Roman faction and replacing it with
an AI controlled horde of zombies. This transformation will probably take a few weeks to complete.
The name Apocalypse of the Dead works well with our current title 0 A.D. because it means we don’t have
to purchase new domain names. The ‘0’ therefore signifies the start of the apocalypse.
0 A.D. Development Report #15
Wildfire Games, the international group of volunteers developing 0 A.D., is happy to present this week’s 0 A.D. development report.
If you want to find out more about the development of this open-source, cross-platform real-time strategy game or if you are interested in game development in general, it might provide an interesting read.
Screenshot of the Month
Enrique’s new horses (WIP). Animated transparent manes and moving armor are also in the pipeline (thanks to Wraitii).
Wildfire Games, an international group of volunteer game developers, proudly announces the release of “0 A.D. Alpha 15 Osiris”, the fifteenth alpha version of 0 A.D., a free, open-source game of ancient warfare. This alpha features a multiplayer lobby, skirmish maps, auras and more! Continue reading
Hey fans! Looks like we hit $33,251 in donations!
We’d like to extend our gratitude to everyone who donated and who worked hard to spread the word about our game and this fundraising campaign.
The sum we raised for this campaign dwarfs all of our past fundraisers combined. We are very happy to have raised this much, over 20% of our original goal of $160k, and we’ll be putting your donations to good use in the year ahead as we hire our programmer for a full 12 months of work. Continue reading
Wildfire Games, the international group developing 0 A.D. – Empires Ascendant, is happy to present the 14th 0 A.D. development report (10 September – 10 October).
Wildfire Games has launched a crowdfunding campaign via IndieGoGo, with the aim of raising $40,000 in the next 3 days. If successful, the funds from this campaign will go toward paying team members to work on the game full-time (40+ hours per week)! This is a “flexible” fundraiser, meaning we get the money no matter if we meet our goals or not. For our fans, that means more features and better performance. Our stretch goals include another year of paid development so we can create an exciting single player campaign for the game! Click the logo below to check out our campaign!
Chris Priestman has put together a beautiful piece about us at Indie Statik. He really gets what 0 A.D. is all about, and it shows:
A huge project like 0 A.D. is worthy of people’s time because it’s a community project that people can find resolve in, share stories with others who helped to build it, and in a few months, or a year, or maybe even a decade, they’ll be able to look back at the game and remember the people they met, the things they learned, the things they shared.
Some more shout-outs, including YouTube videos, can be found on our campaign updates page. Check it out!
Last Thursday, someone tried to hack into the Wildfire Games forums and grab all the users’ personal information.
Although we have taken steps to keep your personal information secure, including encrypting it, some of your information may have been accessed by the hacker.
In the spirit of transparency, we want to inform you of the issue and ask you to take steps to protect yourself.
In order to prevent a security threat like this from happening again, we’ve updated our forum software, and reset our entire user base passwords. In other words, to log in again, you need to reset your password by clicking on the link that says “I’ve forgotten my password“.
IMPORTANT: If you have been using the same password both on the Wildfire Games forums and somewhere else (which we strongly suggest that you never do), we suggest you also change it there immediately.
We apologize for this issue and we are taking steps to prevent future attacks.