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Drive giant robots, build an army of a thousand Fleas, move mountains if needed, bury the enemy at all cost!

  • Real time strategy.
  • Physically simulated units and projectiles.
  • Terrain manipulation.
  • 100+ varied units with unique abilities.
  • Singleplayer campaign.
  • Challenging, non-cheating AI.
  • Multiplayer 1v1 - 16v16, FFA, coop.
  • Multiplayer online campaign.
  • Really free, no in-game currency, no unfair multiplayer.

Fully Utilized Physics

Simulated unit and projectile physics is used to a level rarely found in a strategy game.

  • Use small nimble units to dodge slow moving projectiles.
  • Hide behind hills that block weapon fire, line of sight and radar.
  • Toss units across the map with gravity guns.
  • Transport a battleship to a hilltop - for greater views and gun range.

Manipulate the Terrain

The terrain itself is an ever-changing part of the battlefield.

  • Wreck the battlefield with craters that bog down enemy tanks.
  • Dig canals to bring your navy inland for a submarine-in-a-desert strike.
  • Build ramps, bridges, entire fortress if you wish.
  • Burn your portrait into continental crust using the planetary energy chisel.

Singleplayer Campaign and Challenging AI

Enjoy many hours of single player and coop fun with our campaign, wide selection of non-cheating AIs and a survival mode against an alien horde.

  • Explore the galaxy and discover technologies in our singleplayer campaign.
  • Face a challenging AI that is neither brain-dead nor a clairvoyant cheater.
  • Have some coop fun with friends, surviving waves of chicken-monsters.
  • Cloaking? Resurrection? Tough choices customizing your commander.

Casual and Competitive Multiplayer

Zero-K was built for multiplayer from the start, this is where you can end up being hooked for a decade.

  • Enjoying epic scale combat? Join our 16v16 team battles!
  • Looking for a common goal? Fight AIs or waves of chicken-monsters.
  • Prefer dancing on a razor's edge? Play 1v1 in ladder and tournaments.
  • Comebacks, betrayals, emotions always running high in FFA.
  • Want to fight for a bigger cause? Form a clan and join PlanetWars, competitive online campaign with web-game strategic elements, diplomacy and backstabbing.

Power to the People

We are RTS players at heart, we work for nobody. We gave ourselves the tools we always wanted to have in a game.

  • Do what you want. No limits to camera, queue or level of control.
  • Paint a shape, any shape, and units will move to assume your formation.
  • Want to spend more time on tactics? Use construction priorities.
  • Want to focus on economy? Order units to kite, strafe or zig zag bullets.

Plenty of Stuff to Explode Explore

Zero-K is a long term project and it shows, millions hours of proper multiplayer testing and dozens of people contributing ever expanding content.

  • Learn to use all of our 100+ units and play on hundreds of maps.
  • Invent the next mad team-tactics to shock enemies and make allies laugh.
  • Combine cloaking, teleports, shields, jumpjets, EMP, napalm, gravity guns, black hole launchers, mind control and self-replication.
  • Tiny flea swarm that clings to walls?
    Jumping "cans" with steam-spike?
    Buoys that hide under water to ambush ships?
    Mechs that spew fire and enjoy being tossed from air transports?
    Carrier with cute helicopters?
    Jumping Jugglenaut with dual wielding gravity guns?
    Meet them in Zero-K!

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1v1 Tournament August 13th 2022

There will be a 1v1 tournament at 19:00 UTC on Saturday August 13th - Click on the link to see the tournament thread and sign up!
Posted by AUrankAdminAquanim 5 days ago - comment

2v2 Tournament August 6th 2022

There will be a 2v2 tournament at 18:00 UTC on Saturday August 6th - Click on the link to see the tournament thread and sign up!
Posted by AUrankAdminAquanim 18 days ago - comment

Zero-K v1.10.6.0 - Rogue and Lance

This update has nerfs to address the abundance of Lance in teamgames and Rogue in 1v1. It also has small nerfs for Bandit and Dirtbag, buffs for some underused units, and less effective area cloaking in combat. The release is a little early to avoid being too close to the upcoming 3v3 tournament (18:00 UTC, Saturday 9th July, sign up here), so some features didn't make it. We hope to have a fixes and features patch some time in July or August, which would ideally include an engine update, Adv. Options for mods, and some dodge AI.


Units without personal cloak now decloak for longer after acting (firing, building, etc).
  • Non-personal recloak delay 6s -> 8s.
  • Non-personal recloak delay for proximity is still 3s.
  • For comparison, personal recloak delay is 3s for actions and 1.5s for proximity. Units with personal cloak use the personal delays even when under an area cloaker.

Dirtbag is slightly less tanky.
  • Health 600 -> 580

Bandit has a range nerf that may be overdue since the pre-aim update.
  • Range 235 -> 232

Rogue is easier to catch and slightly more expensive.
  • Cost 120 -> 125
  • Health 540 -> 520
  • Speed 57 -> 54
  • Turn rate reduced by 5%

Claymore deals more damage at the edge of its area of effect.
  • Reload time 3.2 -> 3.1
  • Edge effectiveness increased to match Ripper
  • Disabled avoid bad targets by default

Mace sight now matches the +25% weapon range rule of other riots.
  • Sight range 407 -> 431

Lance is easier to catch when out of position, and is worse at hitting aircraft.
  • Speed 52.5 -> 51 -> 49.5 elmos/s
  • Turn rate reduced by 10%
  • Range 1000 -> 980
  • Vertical aim speed reduced by 66%

Gremlin has better damage for its cost and slightly more range.
  • Cost 150 -> 140
  • Range 700 -> 720
  • DPS increased by 3%

Locust deals more damage but is worse at healing.
  • Autoheal 10 -> 6 hp/s (still activates after 5 seconds)
  • DPS increased by 4%.

Harpy can more reliably snipe riots.
  • Range 350 -> 360

Phoenix is tougher.
  • Health 900 -> 1060

Fixes and Features

  • Added Curacao flag.
  • Unit marker can now be enabled for Widow.
  • Scorpion and Ultimatum are now marked by unit marker each time they appear.
  • GG.addUnitSlow now handles overslow.
  • Made circular map API more reliable.
  • Fixed a GL4 shutdown error on old hardware.

Posted by AUrankAdminGoogleFrog 45 days ago - comment

3v3 Tournament July 9th 2022

There will be a 3v3 tournament at 18:00 UTC on Saturday July 9th - Click on the link to see the tournament thread and sign up!
Posted by AUrankAdminAquanim 51 days ago - comment

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