All the members of Wildfire Games wish you a Happy New Year 2018. May it be full of wonderful surprises and of achievements in your projects and personal lives!
As for 0 A.D., the year ended with a great recognition from our community of players and followers: we were awarded a Honourable Mention in IndieDB’s Indie of the Year competition! This is the best we can achieve considering we already made it to the top 5 in 2012 and cannot be ranked again… unless we enter the Released category! Be sure that we are headed towards that direction.
We are looking forward to all the new things happening to the game in 2018 and we thank you, old-timers and newcomers in the community alike, for being a part of it.
We are happy to announce that we made it in the top 100 of Indie of the Year 2017! In this competition celebrating the independent games and mods created by professionals and hobbyists alike, we made it to the second round and you can send your votes until December 21st.
It is this time of the year and IndieDB once again organizes the Indie of the Year Awards, a competition celebrating the independent games and mods created by professionals and hobbyists alike.
Wildfire Games, the international group of volunteers developing 0 A.D., is happy to present this 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.
If you want to be part of this project, we urge you to post your application in our forums or just grab a task from our list of open tickets and get right to it. We are currently looking for Gameplay, AI, Sound and Graphics Programmers along with Animators and 3D & texture artists. You prefer to do something else than programming or drawing? Luckily for your portfolio we are also looking for Video Editors, a Documentation Manager and Scenario Designers. Still no luck? Head to our forums and join our active community!
!!! We are in need of programmers and animators! If you are one, redirect yourself to this thread. Your contributions are crucial !!!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
We hope to be able to send out the perks soon, and once again want to thank everyone for yourr contributions and your patience.
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.