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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Aug 14, 2012 Demo 7 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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rgkimball Creator
rgkimball 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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rgkimball Creator
rgkimball 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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TribalBeat May 24 2011, 10:18pm says:

Please give us some news! This looks very cool but I am worried that it is dead!

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rgkimball Creator
rgkimball 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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DanteXVII Mar 13 2011, 9:40am says:

Are you guys looking for translators ? I could make a Brazilian Portuguese localixation!


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M!ke Jan 25 2011, 12:15pm says:

Looks fantastic!

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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 Creator
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 Jan 8 2011, 6:57am replied:

yup, that is what I'm referring too

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