Thursday, May 17

0 A.D. Alpha 10 'Jhelum' Released

Free and Open Source RTS Game 0 A.D. Alpha 10 'Jhelum' has been released. This alpha features Hellenic factions such as Athens, Macedonia and Sparta; technologies, civilization phases, click-and-drag walls, healing and more.

Changes in this release:
  • Civilization Phases: Start in Village, upgrade to Town, then to City. Unlock new techs and expand your territory with each upgrade.
  • Click-and-drag wall building functionality. (Support for gates is due in a future release.)
  • Healing units from their battle wounds is now possible by a priest conducting a ceremony with special chants within range. Priests can be trained at the Temple.
  • The Iberians get a pre-built walled settlement as a bonus every game.
  • Basic Technologies: Technologies, or techs, are economic or military bonuses that can be "researched" (bought) for resources at designated buildings.
  • New Hellenic Factions: Athenians, Macedonians and Spartans will now replace the generic Hellenic faction. Each features some unique characteristics along with shared Hellenic units and buildings.
  • New models/artwork, prettier unit/building selection rings, 9+new maps and new music tracks
  • Full changelog here

Why Alpha 10 has been codenamed as Jhelum:

"Jhelum" is the Indian name for the Hydaspes River in the Punjab region, and the site of a major battle between Alexander the Great against King Porus of the Hindu Paurava kingdom in 326 BC, located in modern-day Pakistan. Alexander won, but at a heavy cost, and the bravery, war skills and princely attitude of Porus so impressed Alexander, he allowed him to rule Hydaspes in Alexander's name. In honor of the decision to include Mauryan Indians in 0 A.D., we decided to dub Alpha 10 "Jhelum". 

Download 0 A.D. Alpha 10

To add Ubuntu PPA, run the commands below:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:wfg/0ad
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install 0ad


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