August 16, saw the light of the first alpha release of open source games 0 AD Alpha 1 Argonaut. Available binaries for Windows, Linux and OS X. The game is a RTS on the theme of the ancient war (500 BC - 500 AD). According to the authors, this is the first in 9 years of development version of the game, which can already be played. True, at the moment only multiplayer game is implemented.
New in the game:
Maps : Added new cards “Arcadia” and “Hellenized Egypt”, improved map “Multiplayer demo”, added test description to maps.
AI : Added AI animals - now they run away when danger arises. AI units reworked - order queues, auto-attack, etc. added
GUI : Added in-game chat, fixed work on widescreen resolutions and many other minor changes.
Graphics : Added floating decorative objects, the destruction of buildings and the decay of corpses.
Installation and compatibility : Added installer for Windows and packages for major Linux distributions. Improved compatibility with no 3D acceleration. Improved compatibility with FHS when installing in Linux.
Other : Added a smoothing tool to the map editor, added sound effects, improved performance and fixed bugs.
What is missing:
The conditions for winning are not realized.
No computer opponents have AI - in the single-player mode, the enemies do nothing.
No generation of random maps
"Fog of War" has not yet been implemented.
The parameters of many units are still not balanced.
Many of the planned features have not yet been added: no research, pumping units, settlements, etc.
Many bugs and missing features
No service for multiplayer games - you have to connect by IP-address.