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.

Available Jobs @ Scion

  • PR Consultant
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  • Historian

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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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WFG-Kimball Aug 14 2012, 2:55am says:

If you've upgraded to Alpha X and you want to try out the Chinese faction, you'll want to update to the latest version of the demo pack. 0 A.D. has some super cool new features and we needed to change some things to take advantage of them. Check it out!

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Zeta1127 Aug 16 2012, 2:51am replied:

I am a little confused on how to get the mod demo to work?

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harvey2670 Mar 16 2012, 2:10am says:

why don't you guy put all that together to 1 single mod instead of bit and piece

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█Black/Brunez█ Jan 10 2012, 3:26pm says:

Really good looking mod. I also like the font used here :3

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shnbwmn Jan 8 2012, 7:06am says:

Hehe, I thought this mod was dead ... still going strong I see :) Keep it up!

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WFG-Kimball Dec 26 2011, 5:09am says:

Follow us on Twitter and you'll be among the first to see what's in store...

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SDM Jan 8 2012, 4:21am replied:

Nice new update! Love the render.

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maksikk Dec 23 2011, 5:17pm says:


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WFG-Kimball Dec 24 2011, 8:54pm replied:

Not quite. There have been some setbacks that have limited our progress since our last update (including decreasing support of the game on OSX, a forum issue a few months ago and of course, work/school), but we are all still dedicated to this project. That being said, we're always welcome to new contributors that can help us toil through the slower months.

Worst case, you can expect some progress once summer rolls around.

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WFG-Kimball May 25 2011, 2:50am replied:

Hey TribalBeat, not to worry. Our forum had been down for several months, and I only just now got it back up. We'll be sure to pick up steam again shortly.

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