Firaxis and 2K Games announced today that they will be adding the civilization of Indonesia, which is led by Dyah Gitarja, to Sid Meier’s Civilization VI as DLC. This follow’s yesterday’s announcement of the addition of Jayavarman and Khmer to the game. Just as they did with Khmer, a First Look video was released to give players a closer look at Indonesia.
For those of you who don’t know, Dyah Gitarja was born as a Duchess of Kahuripan, and was quite sheltered growing up. After her half-brother, King Jayanagara, was murdered in 1328, she came to power with the help of her mother the next year. Dyah Gitarja ruled during a time of mass chaos and revolt in Indonesia, and with the help of Gajah Mada, who players may remember from Sid Meier’s Civilization V, she quelled rebellions and and expanded the rule of the Majapahit Empire.
In game, Gitarja’s unique leader ability is called Exalted Goddess of the Three Worlds, which gives additional faith to coastal cities, allows naval units to be bought for a discounted amount of faith, and eliminates the embark/disembark movement for Religious units. Meanwhile, the unique ability of Indonesia is Great Nusantara, which makes coastal titles give small adjacency bonuses for Campuses, Holy Sites, Industrial Zones, and Theater Squares.
The civilization’s unique unit is the Jong, a naval unit that replaces the Frigate and gives extra movement speed to all units in its formation; it also becomes stronger when in a formation. The unique impovement/building of Indonesia is the Kampung. They can be built on coastal tiles that are next to a water resource, and will give extra housing, production, and food to each fishing boat.
You can watch the First Look video for and look at some screenshots of Dyah Gitarja and Indonesia below. Sid Meier’s Civilization VI is now available on PC.