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Hohokam led by I'itoi is a custom civilization by TopHatPaladin, with contributions from Arilasqueto, JakeWalrusWhale, and danrell.

This mod requires Brave New World.



Hohokam was a civilization based in the Sonora Desert of the American Southwest, today known only from its material culture. It was an ancestor of the O'odham peoples, including the Tohono O'odham and Pima. The Hohokam people lived a sedentary, urbanized lifestyle, and famously maintained large systems of irrigation canals to sustain themselves. They were also vigorous traders who exchanged goods with the California region and Mesoamerica.


I'itoi (also known as I'ithi or Se:he, "Elder Brother") is a culture hero and creator god from O'odham mythology. He is credited with creating the Hohokam people, who he brought forth from the underworld. I'itoi was a warrior who killed enemies of the O'odham people, such as Eagleman; he also helped shape the landscape of the Sonora Desert.

I'itoi also gave his people the Himdag, a set of commandments that taught the O'odham and their ancestors how to interact with the world to get the most out of it and preserve the balance.

Dawn of Man[]

LS PNG Iitoi

Art by Arilasqueto

"Greetings, I'itoi, the Elder Brother, the Man in the Maze! As the man who first led the Hohokam people from the underworld and up to the surface, it is now your destiny to lead them. Following your Himdag commandments, the Hohokam established a vast network of immigration canals throughout the arid Sonora Desert, allowing them to build urbanized settlements within this harsh environment. They also fostered trade with the rich lands of Mesoamerica, providing not just new crops but also the turquoise with which you made your ornate jewelry. Eventually, drought would cause Hohokam to collapse and be supplanted by the modern O'odham peoples, but you still commanded the Sonora for almost 1500 years.

Elder Brother I'itoi, it is time to excavate your long-forgotten canals and become the master of the desert once more. Can you create an oasis empire that is the envy of all of your rivals? Can you build a civilization that will stand the test of time?"

Introduction: "I am I'itoi, the Man in the Maze! I have taken these inhospitable lands and forged them into the triumphant cities you see here."

Defeat: "Such a great empire, dried up and turned to dust..."

Unique Attributes[]

Hohokam (I'itoi)
IconPNG Iitoi

Art by Arilasqueto

Himdag Commandments

Owned Mountains act as sources of Fresh Water. During Goldenage Golden Ages, Farms yield Production Production equal to their Food Food output.

IconPNG Koidkam

Art by JakeWalrusWhale

Ko'idkam (Archer)
  • +20% defensive strength (6 vs. 5)
  • +2 Moves Moves when starting its turn on a tile with Fresh Water access
IconPNG PlatformMound

Art by TopHatPaladin

Platform Mound (Temple)
  • If its city contains a Traderoute Trade Route, all worked freshwater tiles provide Goldenage Golden Age Points
City List
  1. Snaketown
  2. Casa Grande
  3. Pueblo Grande
  4. Mesa Grande
  5. Los Hornos
  6. Los Morteros
  7. Cerro de Trincheras
  8. Rowley
  9. Marana Mound
  10. Palo Verde
  11. Sears-Kay
  12. Honey Bee Village
  13. Romero
  14. Gila Bend
  15. Pueblo Patricio
  16. Grewe
  17. Horvath
  18. Vahki Inn Village
  19. Southwest Germann
  20. White Tank
  21. Indian Mesa
  22. Huerfano Butte
  23. Cocoraque Butte
  24. Painted Rock
  25. Las Colinas
  26. Las Muertos
  27. Papagueria
Spy List
  • Elder Brother
  • Earth Doctor
  • Cloud
  • Talking Tree
  • Gray Gopher
  • Coyote
  • Man in the Maze
  • Szeukha
  • Hick-Vick
  • Tall Flowers
IconPNG Hohokam


Peace Theme War Theme
Link Link
Chaco Mystery by Scott August The Fine Joys of Tobacco by Woody Jackson

Mod Support[]

Additional Achievements[]

Those Who Are No Longer Gone

  • Win the game on any difficulty setting as Hohokam.

Irritating Irrigating

  • As Hohokam, use a Citadel to claim at least two Mountain tiles.

Unique Cultural Influence[]

"Our people are now buying your buffware pottery and digging your irrigation canals. I worry that the rest of the world will also succumb to the influence of your culture."

Full Credits List[]

Steam Workshop
Latest Version: v 1
Last Updated: 31 July 2021


  • TopHatPaladin: Design, Code, Art, Text
  • Arilasqueto: Leaderscreen, Leader Icon
  • JakeWalrusWhale: UU Icon
  • danrell: Unit Model
  • Scott August: Peace Theme
  • Woody Jackson: War Theme
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