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Aug 29, 2023

Dive into the Cultures of Oceania in new DLC for HUMANKIND on September 11th

From Press Release:

Paris, August 29th – Prepare to set sail for new horizons with HUMANKIND’s Cultures of Oceania, available now for pre-order on Steam and Epic Games Store for €8.99/$8.99/£6.99!

Cultures of Oceania will release on September 11th, alongside a major free update, the “Bonny Patch”, focused on improving naval gameplay, trade, and resource management. As an extra bonus, we’re also adding in a special free culture – the Caribbean Pirates — available to all owners of the game.

HUMANKIND is a turn-based historical strategy game in which players combine cultures across different eras to create a civilization that’s as unique as they are. Oceania and the Bonny update will bring the grand total of game cultures to 86. That’s millions of ways to customize your gameplay!


6 New Cultures:

  • Era 1 – Pama-Nyungan (Aesthete) – Pama-Nyungan languages were spoken by groups who spread across most of Australia’s territory from the mid-Holocene era onward. Pama-Nyungan speakers brought not only their languages and social organization, but also new cultural and artistic practices as they set down roots.
  • Era 2 – Polynesians (Expansionist) – During the first millennium BCE’s final centuries, the triangle formed by the islands of Tonga, Samoa, and Uvea was the birthplace of Polynesian culture. In this vast expanse of ocean, the Polynesians developed innovative navigation techniques—with which they set out to conquer the Pacific.
  • Era 3 – Rapa Nui (Builder) – The Rapa Nui colonized Easter Island around the 1100s. On this isolated territory, they managed to overcome difficult conditions to survive, make use of the land’s mineral resources, and cover their ground with monumental statues and ceremonial structures.
  • Era 4 – Māori (Militarist) – Māori populations mainly settled on Te Ika-a-Māui, the North Island. Here, they built a thriving and complex society, structured into clans and extended families, whose bonds of solidarity were maintained through conflicts and wars.
  • Era 5 – Hawaiians (Agrarian) – Starting in the late 1700s, Hawaiian society entered a period of deep changes. Political unification and increased contact with foreign cultures transformed their highly stratified systems, even as Hawaiians continued to steward the bounty of both land and sea.
  • Era 6 – New Zealanders (Scientist) – In the 1940s and 1950s, New Zealand accelerated its movement away from the British imperial framework. Over the following decades, its leaders widened the social model inherited from the Seddon and Savage governments, while also investing in technologies to ensure the country’s energy independence.

6 New Wonders

  • Uluṟu
  • Aitutaki Lagoon
  • Bungle Bungle Range
  • Whakaari Volcano
  • The Royal Palace of Papeʻete
  • Mauna Kea Observatory

Plus 7 independent peoples, 15 new narrative events, new in-game themed music tracks composed by Arnaud Roy.


In addition to Oceania we’ll be adding a major free update as well as some free content:

  • Bonny Patch – Major updates to naval gameplay, trade and resource management. More details are available on Games2Gether.
  • Caribbean Pirates Free Culture – Era 4 (Militarist) – Play as the infamous Caribbean pirates in Era 4 to boost your militarist chops!

“Cultures of Oceania” and its accompanying free content will be released on September 11th. And even if the summertime is over, we hope to see you all for one more trip to the ocean!

– the Ampliteam