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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6 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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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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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 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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rgkimball Creator
rgkimball Aug 16 2012, 4:01am replied:

The feature that detects new mod folders is not currently implemented, so you'll have to do it from the command line. What OS are you on?

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Zeta1127 Aug 16 2012, 5:41am replied:

I am using Windows XP with the new Alpha 10 compatible version of the mod.

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rgkimball Creator
rgkimball 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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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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SDM Jan 8 2012, 4:21am replied:

Nice new update! Love the render.

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