Today, we are proud to announce the first design team dedicated to 0 A.D. Scion Development is a collection of ambitious developers and game enthusiasts who have come together to develop third-party content for Wildfire Games' real-time strategy title. Our group of talented, tight-knit designers donate their free time to development with a common goal in mind: to contribute to the 0 A.D. community and further the limits of the game.
After extensive construction of the team's logistic aspects, we are thrilled to announce our debut project, The Rise of the East, introducing a brand new faction to the game: China. As a team, our mission is to deliver quality modifications and scenarios to the game community, all while adhering to a policy of high expectations and strong work ethics. Through our dedication to development, we hope to become an integral part the 0 A.D. community.
Rob Kimball is a texture artist from Solana Beach, CA.
Mikhail Filimonov is a marketing representative and scenario designer from the Bay Area, CA.
Robert Schultz is a 3D modeler from New Jersey.
Matthijs de Rijk is a 3D modeler from the Netherlands.
At the moment we are open to any person willing to contribute to the team, particularly those with artistic abilities or those who possess some form of experience with Atlas. Obviously, anyone wishing to join must have a genuine passion for mod development and must be able to actively contribute to the team on a regular basis. If you think if you have the mindset, and more importantly the skills to become a part of our team, fill out and post an application form in our forums, the form and job descriptions may be found at this thread.
The Rise of the East is a modification 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 more. As development progresses, we will periodically update the fans with the latest news, and release promotional media although it will take some time before the entire modification is finished. 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.
Below, you can find a small demo of our progress so far. We've included three infantry units from our Chinese faction in this demo release: DÄo FÃº ShÇ’u (åˆ€æ–§æ‰‹, infantry swordsman), ChÃ¡ng MÃ¡o BÄ«ng (é•¿çŸ›å…µ, infantry spearman) and NÃº ShÇ’u (å¼©æ‰‹, infantry archer). We've also released the BÄ«ng YÃng (å…µè¥, military center) so you'll have a building from which to train your three new units.