0 A.D. (pronounced "zero ey-dee") is a free, open-source, cross-platform real-time
strategy (RTS) game of ancient warfare. In short, it is a historically-based
war/economy game that allows players to relive or rewrite the history of Western
civilizations, focusing on the years between 500 B.C. and 500 A.D. The project is
highly ambitious, involving state-of-the-art 3D graphics, detailed artwork, sound,
and a flexible and powerful custom-built game engine.
The game has been in development by Wildfire Games (WFG), a group of volunteer,
hobbyist game developers, since 2001. The code and data are available under the GPL
license, and the art, sound and documentation are available under CC-BY-SA.