The Rise of the East is a modification for Wildfire Games' 0 A.D. that strives to bring China as a civilization into the game, meticulously researched to be as historically accurate as possible. In addition to the civilization, we plan to implement a full campaign featuring recreations of famous historical moments, new random maps and other additions to enhance the gameplay experience! As development progresses, we will periodically update the fans with the latest news, promotional media and potential community involvement as well! To commemorate our debut, we've released a small unit pack to give the fans a preview of what is to come, which can be downloaded below! Sign up for our occasional mailing list to be the first to hear about new releases!

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7 comments by niektb on Nov 21st, 2014

You probably were aware of the fact that the progress from Scion’s project Rise of the East slowed down. This was mainly because the devs had changing priorities and couldn't spend much time to develop the mod.Till this year! Kimball has reached an agreement with The Council of Modders (sometimes known as Fallen Empires Studio) to continue the project! We're already busy with the project and have already some development updates. Some of our images were also shown on 0 A.D.'s facebook page.

I feel some background explanation is required. This Council was formed in early 2014 by merging two modding teams (Fallen Empires Studio from Aristeia and Millennium Games from Millennium A.D.) and the addition of new members. The Council aims to be an umbrella for modders and of course takes care of their own projects. It also organizes the ongoing Mapping Contests from 0 A.D.

Now from the past to the future. What do we want with Rise of the East? We actually want to finish the project as it was meant to be: Completing the Han Faction with maximum possible historical accuracy without being unbalanced so that it would be compatible with the main game.

Before I proceed I would like to thank Kimball et all for leaving such a well organized project to be completed by them. We owe them something.

Although Scion’s forum is still reachable, that is not the place where we communicate. You can find our forum here: Of course we’ll also keep this ModDB page up to date.

It took a while before we got access to this page but now that we have we'll stick to this one (it looks much nicer). Our old page can be found here:
Our most recent release can be found here:

Happy playing!

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If you're using one of the more recent versions of 0 A.D., you'll need this updated version to check out our Chinese demo pack. Please read the desciption...

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Trebgarta Nov 22 2014, 7:54am says:

Will this include any Turkic/Mongolic/Tatar/Khitai people of Central Asia later, or will it only focus on China?

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niektb Creator
niektb Nov 22 2014, 12:29pm replied:

To be honest, it will only add the Han Chinese. We do however have other projects pending that will add some other Asiatic civs.

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cnren Apr 28 2014, 11:27pm says:

Hey guys, when will you update this mod to support 0 A.D. 0.0.15 version?

By the way, I also found a chinese linux distribution, called BuluoOS (, which had translate 0 into chinese language.

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sanderd17 May 5 2014, 9:01am replied:

The work on the mod has gained some momentum again, and everything is being updated for A16:

Btw, what's about that buluOS? We're (as in WFG) is working on translations too, but Chinese won't be ready for the next version:

If the buluOS guys are interested, they can just start translating it.

(I also wonder how they did the fonts, so if you can get me a link, I'd be happy).

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auroraparadox Dec 1 2013, 2:31pm says:

Is this mod still be developing?

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lion.kanzen Jul 21 2014, 2:16am replied:

yeah, but now under new mod team. council of Modders/Fallen Empires Studio

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ymzxdh Dec 20 2012, 10:02pm says:

Is this Han Dynasty or Qin Dynasty?

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rgkimball Creator
rgkimball Dec 22 2012, 12:20am replied:

This is based on the Han Dynasty.

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fightermedic Dec 15 2012, 8:10pm says:

wow, i thought this mod was dead, awesome i was wrong :)
btw: i really can't understand why this isn't an official part of 0AD, have you ever thought of making your mod part of the game itself?

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rgkimball Creator
rgkimball Dec 15 2012, 8:17pm replied:

Part of the reason we chose to remain independent was to serve as a proof for the community. A few of us are also members of WFG, and we'd like to show the community what the engine is capable of and hopefully encourage people to try some modding of their own as a result.

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