Best Wishes for 2023

Best wishes for 2023 over a grape fruit field next to a greek theater with the wildfire games logo.

Wildfire Games would like to send you its best wishes for 2023.
You can find one printable version of this card on the forums to share the word about 0 A.D: Empires Ascendant

Vote for us!

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Please vote for us for the indie of the year award hosted by IndieDB and sponsored by! Head over to and cast your vote!

Summary of attendance at the Vandœuvre-In-Game 2022

Summary of attendance of the Vandœuvre-In-Game

From the 2nd to the 3rd of September, I held a booth in Vandœuvre-lès-Nancy, France. It was a rather small event compared to the previous ones. We had a booth very close to the main stage, and there was a lot of noise. The FCCL gracefully lent us two Ubuntu desktop machines.

I also gave a one-hour conference (in French) you can find it here on PeerTube: FCCL: Conference 0 A.D. – PeerTube Vandœuvre (

We didn’t really meet our audience there, but I’ve met a few people like the Reverse Gaming company which we might recontact in the future to organize an e-sport event, as well as some other people that took my contact info.

We got a short mention in a local paper called “L’Est Républicain”.
Feel free to ask your questions and check the pictures here!
The next event will take place in Paris, France the 1st of October. Hope to see some people there.
Thanks to all the people I met for the kind words and the constructive feedback, and thanks to the organizers and all the staff behind the Vandoeuvre-In-Game for allowing me to participate and for creating such a lovely event and their 364.50€ donation to SPI for the intervention.

New Release: 0 A.D. Alpha 26: Zhuangzi

Wildfire Games, an international group of volunteer game developers, proudly announces the release of 0 A.D. Alpha 26: “Zhuangzi” (pronounced: /ˈʒwæŋˈziː/), the twenty-sixth alpha version of 0 A.D., a free, open-source real-time strategy game of ancient warfare. The release is named after the ancient Chinese philosopher Zhuang Zhou, who is better known as Zhuangzi and who wrote one of the most influential texts in Taoism.




Easy download and install

Download and installation instructions are available for Windows, Linux, and macOS.
0 A.D. is free software. This means you can download, redistribute, modify and contribute to the application under the same licenses: GNU Public Licence version 2 (GPL v2) for code and Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike 3.0 (CC-BY-SA 3.0) for artwork.
Although you might find some people selling copies of 0 A.D., either over the internet or on physical media, you will always have the option to download 0 A.D. completely gratis, directly from the developers. No “freemium” model, no in-game advertising, no catch.

How to Download 0 A.D. Instructions for Windows Instructions for Linux Instructions for OS X

Don’t forget to deactivate every mod before updating the game to avoid any risk of conflict.
If you’re a mod creator, please look at this page on how to port your mod to the new version. As always feel free to reach out to us for assistance.

Top new features

  • A new civilization: The Han
  • New campaign maps: Tarim basin and Yangtze.
  • Now units have acceleration.
  • Twenty-six new music tracks.
  • New and updated art.

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Alpha 26 is near!

Are you ready for the next alpha version of 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant over a Han themed background.

The next alpha is just around the corner! After a painful feature freeze period, we finally managed to fix the biggest bugs, and we are now ready to release.

We’re just ironing a few details like the announcement and the trailer, and we hope you’ll enjoy this new version as much as the previous ones.


The Wildfire Games Team

Summary of the Japan Tours Festival 2022

Summary of attendance at the Japan Tours Festival 2022

From the 1st to the 3rd of July I held a booth in Tours, France. This was a first for me as this was a completely different event from the ones I was used to. For those who don’t know, the Japan Tours Festival is, as its name suggests, a Japanese-themed exposition, with lots of shops where you can buy Japanese merchandise, but it also has a lot of cosplay, and shops that provide anything you might need for your next event, from a rubber sword to a furry costume. But most importantly, it also features an indie development section, where indie projects can come to show their new games, and homebrew projects (projects that create games for old consoles such as the NES) can sell their cartridges.

To my knowledge, this was the biggest event 0 A.D. had been invited to. It had 21,856 visitors and 167 special guests.

As usual, we were still a bit apart because we were the only FLOSS game/project. People were quite surprised to see we were free and that while being a 22-year-old project they had never heard of us. They were even more surprised to learn we were only volunteers.

During the whole weekend, the public was allowed to vote for their favorite indie project and we made it to 3rd place out of 9 competitors!

I gave two interviews (FR), one for the Anjou Pop Corner and one for the event with KeydeeGamerBoy You can find the cut video here(YouTube) for the latter.

Feel free to ask your questions here!

The next event will take place in Vandœuvre lès-Nancy, France from the 3rd to the 4th of September. Hope to see some people there.

Thanks to all the people I met for the kind words and the constructive feedback, and thanks to the organizers and all the staff behind the Japan Tours Festival for allowing me to participate and for creating such a lovely event!

Special Thank you to Indie Beard who asked me to come and made me spend a wonderful 3 days. I hope we’ll work together again in the future!