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We just blogged about the 0 A.D. - an Age of Empires like game - a few days ago, telling you the first alpha will be released in July. Well, pre-alpha2 has just been released so the game should now be somewhat more playable.

New in 0 A.D. pre-alpha 2:
  • Added new unit movement system, for precise pathfinding and obstacle avoidance.
  • Added training queues in buildings.
  • Added units to the minimap.
  • Added initial audio integration with gameplay code.
  • Gameplay fixes in projectile models and population bonuses.
  • Graphics fixes in unit outline shapes and animation synchronisation.
  • For modders and developers: Added automatic RNG validation of entity template XML files; Added documentation of entity template XML file format.
  • Fixed compatibility bugs with Windows x64 and with OS X.

You can download 0 A.D for Windows, Linux and MacOS X from HERE. 0 A.D. pre-alpha 2 is also available @ GetDeb.net for Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx only (the Karmic version is older) - even though it says "pre alpha 1", it's actually 99% pre alpha 2.

[thanks to brett!]