Wildfire Games has released their eighth alpha release of their 0 A.D. ancient warfare game.
It's been a while since their last alpha release
(three months), but before calling it a year they put out 0 A.D. Alpha 8 and it's codenamed Haxāmaniš.
New features in this open-source game include a batering system, improved AI, support for saving games, multiplayer re-connection, and a Persian civilization.
Details on this release or to download it for free on Mac OS X / Linux / Windows platforms can be found from the game's website
. Below is also a video about the new features to 0 A.D. Alpha 8.