May 12, 2011

0 A.D. : AN Awesome FOSS RTS game

0 AD: Amazing FOSS RTS game by WildFire games
0 A.D. is an open source historical real-time strategy game, published by Wildfire Games. It focuses on the years between 500 BC and 500 AD. 0 A.D. will be released in two parts: the first will cover the 500 BC–1 BC period, and the second will span 1 AD to 500 AD.
The game aims to be entirely free and open source. In addition, the developers do not get paid for their work,nor will they charge for their product. It has been in development since 2000, with actual work on the game starting in 2003. There is no official release date set for the finished version.Its the only  open source game of its type(beside glest).

It Draws Similar but improvised graphic details with respect to Age Of Empires 2.Four alpha versions have been released. Alpha 5 Might get released within a fortnight. a couple week back,it released a teasing trailer of alpha 5

The screenshots look awesome.

The game is about economic development and warfare. The 0 A.D. team aims to deliver an experience that is refreshingly innovative but at the same time familiar, focusing mostly on the military aspect of real-time strategy. The game will pursue a strong sense of historical accuracy without damaging gameplay. It also aims for a high degree of replay ability by being easily moddable and the formation of a large online community. The player will have to build a city and an army following the rules of standard real-time strategy games, collecting resources and constructing buildings. The game will include multiple units and buildings specific to each civilization. It will include both land and naval units.
Civilisations like Carthaginians ,Celts,Hellenes Iberians,Persians and Romans are available.each of these  civilisation will sports its own strong and weak points

Its will be released  for  windows,mac and linux

Here is a tempting trailer.
like it?Try the alpha 4 its already quite playable (minus campaigns)

Click to download(just 146 MB only!)

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