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Firefly Devs VS MetaMorph

Our brand new tactical action game MetaMorph: Dungeon Creatures released yesterday on Steam Early Access! To celebrate we handpicked six daring devs and put them up against three of the most intense levels in all the game. Watch on in horror as Paul, Ben, Kieron, Nikolay, Nick and Tom do their best to conquer three unique dungeons of varying difficulty. There’s crushing failure, near misses and even some showboating as our developers attempt to keep death at bay and escape each lair unscathed.

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Now Available on Early Access

It gives us great pleasure to finally release our tactical dungeon crawler onto Steam Early Access! MetaMorph: Dungeon Creatures is our third original IP as a studio and first ever game to break into the realm of action-strategy. To survive you must strategically morph between characters, counter enemy types and plan your attack as you advance deeper into the dungeon…

  • Transform Your Fate – Morph between the lightning fast Rabbit, brutish Ice Ogre and spectral Fire Nymph as you deal with unique enemy types and attack patterns.
  • Trap Your Enemies – Turn the dungeon against unsuspecting foes by leading them into the paths of vicious saw blades, incendiary powder bombs and colossal Skeleton Snakes.
  • Power Up – Acquire and level up unique powers for each hero, morphing at just the right time to chain together effective combos and elements.
  • Reclaim the Dungeon – Drive back the undead hordes and demonic forces that now claim the dungeon by rescuing the (mostly) innocent Goblins and clearing each floor.

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7 Ways to Deal Death in MetaMorph

Ever wondered what it feels like to be crushed by a surprisingly mobile 1000 pound ice ogre? Set alight by an elemental fire nymph who is literally on fire at all times? Sliced and diced by a dual-wielding, lightning fast armoured Rabbit? How about cleaved in two by an impressively oversized saw blade, flattened by a boulder straight out of Raiders, eaten by a giant skeletal snake or blown to smithereens by the explosive force of gunpowder?

We attempt to answer these questions and much, much more in our latest MetaMorph: Dungeon Creatures video! Watch in terror (or excitement) as the not at all innocent denizens of the dungeon are crushed, incinerated and blown apart for your viewing pleasure. Feast your eyes on new gameplay from the latest build as we draw ever-closer to launch on Steam Early Access!

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Quick Look – MetaMorph: Dungeon Creatures

This week we bring you our very first behind the scenes look at MetaMorph: Dungeon Creatures in the run up to release on Steam Early Access! MetaMorph is our upcoming tactical dungeon crawler in which you must best hordes of demonic enemies and brutal traps as you descend deeper into the dungeon and world of MetaMorph. Designed to test your moment-to-moment strategising and tactical thinking just as much as your ability to hack and slash life’s problems away, MetaMorph is a completely new project for us but one we’re very excited about getting in your hands. In our Quick Look video Fireflies Jack and Aaron demo a fun selection of the game’s earlier levels, filled an abundance of deadly bombs, saws, brutes and ugly goblins.

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Stronghold Legends Workshop Competition

To celebrate yesterday’s launch of the Humble Care Package we’re organizing a new map competition for Stronghold Legends! With nearly 200 custom maps uploaded to the Steam Workshop page since launch we’re encouraging further legendary (re)creation by running another of our signature competitions. Send us your icy tundras, corrupted evil battlegrounds and magical kingdoms in the form of a custom Steam Workshop map and you could win a lifetime’s supply of Firefly Studios games! See YOUR missions, skirmish and free build maps and get them featured in a community spotlight video, on the official website and Firefly social media.

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Firefly Joins the New Humble Bundle!

The ever excellent folks over at Humble Bundle have gathered a HUGE collection of games, including our very own Stronghold Legends: Steam Edition, for a new $30 bundle worth hundreds of dollars. Available for one week the Humble Care Package Bundle gives you hundreds of dollars worth of games and thousands of hours of gameplay, with 100% of proceeds going direct to charity! What this means is that you pay $30, get more games than you’ll ever play and know that your hard earned funds are going to help people worldwide via Unicef, Global Giving, American Red Cross, Direct Relief and Doctors Without Borders. The Humble Care Package is designed as a response to the string of natural disasters that have plagued a number of different countries this year. It’s our opportunity to help out while also scoring some fantastic new games to play.

This offer ends in one week on November 21st at 7pm GMT. So don’t miss out!

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Firefly Dev Update

Now that Stronghold 2: Steam Edition is available, Stronghold Kingdoms has arrived on mobile and MetaMorph: Dungeon Creatures is rapidly approaching release we thought this would be a great time to update everyone on the state of play. Watch as our very own Lead Designer Simon Bradbury and coders Matt and Jack update you on all things Firefly with a snapshot on production for each title currently in development. In the video above our three developers provide a quick update on each title including new gameplay, timelines and nuggets of information. As we look forward to the release of MetaMorph: Dungeon Creatures on Steam Early Access and prep for full production and the reveal of Stronghold Next in 2018 this new video is designed to let you know exactly where we’re at.

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New MetaMorph Trailer

The final form in our trio of transformations available at launch, the Fire Nymph uses ranged attacks and her unique elemental type to dispatch the dungeon’s countless traps and minions! The Nymph is a ranged attacker with the ability to auto-target and incinerate enemies from a distance, assuming she’s not backed into a corner! Her unique elemental type also gives the Nymph invulnerability against fiery traps and a boost against ice type enemies. Just beware the dungeons more poisonous monstrosities, as a spirit of nature the Nymph is weak against their corrupting spells and attacks.
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Stronghold Tournament (In a Castle!)

Last month we journeyed to Trifels in southern Germany, a reconstructed medieval castle near the small town of Annweiler. Why? For a Stronghold tournament of course! 36 of Germany’s finest went head-to-head playing Stronghold HD and Stronghold Crusader 2 both against the AI and competitively to decide once and for all who is the greatest lord! Our very own German Community Manager Pascal takes us on a journey up to an elevation of 1,600 ft. His travels take us to this impressive medieval citadel and through the tournament itself, while also explaining a little of the history behind Trifels. The significance of this place for Stronghold and in particular the Crusader series is something special, making it the perfect site for digital siege warfare. Continue reading

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How (Not) to Play Stronghold 2

With the recent release of Stronghold 2: Steam Edition we wanted to highlight the newly integrated Steam multiplayer features in an “intense” 1v1 face-off between Firefly Studios devs. While we’re not entirely we achieved the intensity we were aiming for we do feel like Paul and Nick’s Stronghold 2 exploits are at least entertaining. So check out our latest Firefly Studios clash and let us know what your favourite multiplayer map on Facebook and Twitter!

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