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:


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  • Historian

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Demo - Infantry Barracks

Demo - Infantry Barracks

Aug 14, 2012 Demo 4 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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M!ke
M!ke Jan 25 2011, 12:15pm says:

Looks fantastic!

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johnstar145
johnstar145 Jan 4 2011, 1:09am says:

Um I thought 0A.D. is still in development? and is still not in full release?
does that mean this mod is for the demo?!?

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MishaRUS
MishaRUS Jan 4 2011, 6:00am replied:

Yes, although the game itself is still being developed, it's current state allows for the addition of mods. So yes, this mod is compatible with the Alpha if that's what you're referring to.

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johnstar145
johnstar145 Jan 8 2011, 6:57am replied:

yup, that is what I'm referring too

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auroraparadox
auroraparadox Jan 2 2011, 5:40pm says:

There is certainly potential in this mod. Tracking Now.

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fightermedic
fightermedic Jan 2 2011, 9:04am says:

tracked..
good luck creating that one
way to few mods about china out there

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MarcusM
MarcusM Jan 2 2011, 5:55am says:

Sounds like a wonderful idea, tracking.

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mushl3t
mushl3t Jan 1 2011, 2:06am says:

can i contribute to the team? ^^

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Huanglukuzhu
Huanglukuzhu Dec 30 2010, 8:25pm says:

Awesome! 惊人的!Or in other language.

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WFG-Kimball
WFG-Kimball Dec 31 2010, 6:40pm replied:

Until proper localization is implemented into 0 A.D., we will only be able to provide the mod in English. If you're interested in helping us translate unit and building names and the like, please PM me. :)

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