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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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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auroraparadox Jan 2 2011, 5:40pm says:

There is certainly potential in this mod. Tracking Now.

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fightermedic Jan 2 2011, 9:04am says:

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

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MarcusM Jan 2 2011, 5:55am says:

Sounds like a wonderful idea, tracking.

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mushl3t Jan 1 2011, 2:06am says:

can i contribute to the team? ^^

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Huanglukuzhu Dec 30 2010, 8:25pm says:

Awesome! 惊人的!Or in other language.

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rgkimball Creator
rgkimball 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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HounderKnight Dec 30 2010, 1:59am says:

Already looks stunning. Can't wait to see more. :)

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MishaRUS Creator
MishaRUS Dec 30 2010, 2:39am replied:

Thanks! The mod still has a ways to go before it's fully completed, but we plan to make frequent updates on our progress, there's going to be some interesting content in store for the coming months, so be sure to check back often!

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Brightgalrs Creator
Brightgalrs Dec 24 2010, 2:36pm says:


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feillyne Staff
feillyne Dec 23 2010, 9:26pm says:

Couldn't it be integrated into the final game (0 A.D.) later on? At least a polished version of the mod.

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rgkimball Creator
rgkimball Dec 23 2010, 9:55pm replied:

Unofficially, perhaps. It's possible that the project could be featured as an "official" mod as 0 A.D, as an option for players to download. Given that this is approved by the team we could display it on the same download page, but you'll probably never find this mod in the game's official binaries. At most, this mod will serve to demonstrate the potential of 0 A.D. modding and encourage the community to develop content for the game.

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feillyne Staff
feillyne Dec 28 2010, 7:07am replied:

Hmmm, at least one polished Eastern civilisation integrated into 0 A.D. would truly complete the main game. ;-) Still, it's your mod, so it's your decision.

Anyway, best luck with the modification!

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