0 A.D. Video Game Goes Open Source

July 12, 2009

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In a surprise move by development group Wildfire Games, their long-standing strategy game project, 0 A.D., has just been re-licensed under the GNU General Public License v2. Additionally, all game content and art is being released under the terms of the popular Creative Commons license.

0 A.D. is a historically-centric real time strategy game which is slated for release on multiple platforms including Linux and Windows. The game has been in closed development since 2001, but the developers felt they could make more progress by removing licensing barriers to attract fresh manpower to the project. Indeed, this decision may bode well for the project, significantly advancing both the speed of progress and the size of their user base.

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