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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4 comments by WFG-Kimball on Jan 18th, 2012

It's been nearly a year since our last update, and we at Scion Development have decided to come clean. We don't have a year's worth of progress for you. Many of you may be aware that we were largely absent for about 10 of those months, so all we can do at this point is apologize. With that behind us, let us show you what we've been up to the last month!

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First, we'd like to share with you our newest members of the team! We've recently welcomed two new artists to the team, both of whom have the experience to help carry our mod to great heights. Ryan (aka Lonno) is from Massachusetts and having just recently graduated having studied design and animation in school, he is now looking for a way to expand his portfolio and gain some hand-on experience as a precursor to his career in game design. He's already learned how the art pipeline works with his rice hat and is now working on new house variations for our building set.

Rastko is an avid low-poly modeler from Serbia who very quickly demonstrated his affinity for keeping things both detailed and manageable. He's already started to replace some of our inferior low poly shield meshes, and he's proven that he's capable of more detailed feats as well, such as the bridge in our newest screenshot.

Next, we thought you'd like to hear a little bit more about our process. Daniel Schubert (aka Gen.Kenobi), a member of Wildfire Games and a long-time member of the ModDB community, has agreed to help us get some things done while he's still got some spare time on his hands. We'll let the process speak for itself:

Thanks for reading guys! Subscribe to Rise of the East on ModDB or Feedburner to be the first to know of our latest additions to the project, and follow us on Twitter for an all-access feed of screenshots and progress updates from the developers themselves.

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Demo - Infantry Barracks

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Aug 14, 2012 Demo 5 comments

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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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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WFG-Kimball 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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WFG-Kimball 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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WFG-Kimball Aug 16 2012, 3:00pm replied:

Download and put it in your/binaries/data/mods/ folder. Then just run the following line (and change the path to your 0 A.D. folder). doesn't need to be unpacked, but it will work either way.

C:/your/path/to/0ad/binaries/system/pyrogenesis -mod=china

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