0 A.D.

Alternative title(s)0 A.D.: Empires Ascendant
Antiquity gameEAG
ReleaseApr 1, 2009 (still in open development)
PublisherWildfire Games
DeveloperWildfire Games
Platform(s)FreeBSD, Linux, macOS, OpenBSD; Windows
ModeSingle-player, multiplayer
GenreStrategy game; empire-building
SettingAthens, Macedonia, Rome and Sparta are playable settings next to other ancient civilizations (Persia, Egypt, etc.), from 500 BCE – 1 BCE and 1 CE – 500 CE.
Notable charactersB


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