Wildfire Games, an international group of volunteer game developers, has announced the release of “0 A.D. Alpha 18 Rhododactylos“, the eighteenth alpha version of 0 A.D., a free, open-source game of ancient warfare. This alpha features improved performance, an in-game technology tree, a new map type (“Nomad”) and more. 0 A.D. Alpha 18 Rhododactylos changelog Top New Gameplay Features in This Release Nomad Game Mode: Players start with only some citizen soldiers and female citizens, and no civil center, and must build a base from scratch.
OpenRA is a Libre/Free Real Time Strategy game engine that recreates the early Westwood games like the classic Command & Conquer and Command & Conquer: Red Alert. Distributed mods include a reimagining and updating of both the Red Alert and Command & Conquer multiplayer games According to the developers, ‘We include recreations of C&C (Tiberian Dawn), C&C: Red Alert, and Dune 2000. These are not intended to be perfect copies, but instead combine the classic gameplay of the originals with modern improvements such as unit veterancy and the fog of war.