0 A.D. Bellerophon

October 24th, 2010 by Crusader

Wildfire Games has announced the release of a second alpha version of 0 A.D., a free, open-source game of ancient warfare. Code-named Bellerophon, new features include:

  • Gameplay: Added fog of war; group movement and basic formations; victory conditions; health bars; hunting and fishing; population limits; repair command.
  • Performance: Improved pathfinder performance greatly. Moved data files into a zip file for faster loading. Added automatic texture compression; Added streaming music decompression.
  • GUI: Completely new in-game GUI. Improved minimap, added unit-following camera mode, added building rotation keys.
  • Art: Savanna biome (terrain set, flora and fauna such as baobab and giraffes); All Celtic buildings revamped or remodeled; Greek fishing boat; Theban Sacred Band; Hellenistic Spartan Phalangite; Eyecandy such as broken and fallen columns, unfinished Greek temple, Royal Stoa, stone fence, etc.
  • Multiple new maps and scenarios to play.

It’s noted that there’s no enemy AI, random map generation, balanced units, or research yet; interested parties can learn how to contribute to the game’s development here.

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