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Stronghold & Chill – UI Design

This week we premiere a brand new series! ‘Stronghold & Chill’ is a rebranding of our ‘Meet The Team’ series from earlier this year, designed to introduce you properly to the people behind the games. These long-form developer interviews focus on the designers, artists, coders and everyone else who works hard to bring your favourite castle building series to life. From Lead Designers and Producers to QA and even our evil marketing people, over the course of the next year we’ll be getting under the skin of the Stronghold creators discussing their personal experiences at Firefly and of course favourite things about the original castle sim! Continue reading

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Community Spotlight

Following on from our dev Q&A we catapult a fresh dose of Stronghold news and info beyond your castle walls! Episode 2 of Community Spotlight highlights an outstanding Stronghold map, video and content creator, in addition to answering your questions on social media. Once again it is Aaron who serves up this week’s round of community-made content, highlighting the best fan creations for your viewing please. Whether you’re looking for a grand citadel to protect your virtual peasants or simply need a little Stronghold hip-hop in your life, this new episode truly has it all.

MAP – ‘Firefly’ by Dragonheart

VIDEO – ‘Stronghold – Instrumental Rap’ by BEZIX

CREATOR – Pixelated Apollo

Once again thanks to the Stronghold community on YouTube and elsewhere for making such awesome maps, music and videos. We are huge fans of your work at the studio and remember as long as you keep making it, we’ll keep ‘spotlighting’ it!

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Stronghold Next Interview

Our second major update on the Stronghold front comes from the game’s Lead Programmer himself! While at PAX East showing players our new tactical dungeon crawler MetaMorph: Dungeon Creatures, we sit down with Tony to discuss the upcoming game’s setting, returning features, overall gameplay and direction.

  • Sequel? – Tony confirms that Stronghold Next will be neither Stronghold Crusader 3 nor Legends 2. These games could still happen, but we have no plans at this time.
  • Returning Features – In addition to confirming skirmish for the game, our new interview sheds light on a few classic features and units returning for this brand new Stronghold.
  • Sim Gameplay – While our next game will retain the full RTS and besieging experience, it will also shift the focus a little back to the simulation gameplay we all know and love.
  • No Magic! – Not a single wand, pointy hat or dragon in sight.

Please look forward to more Stronghold information in the coming months and subscribe on YouTube for the latest Stronghold Next news, trailers and interviews.

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Firefly at Rezzed

Another week, another gaming event! This week various members of the Firefly Studios crew attend our local most local of events EGX Rezzed in east London. We joined our indie friends in the Great Gallery Indie Room to demo our new dungeons and hero released last month for MetaMorph: Dungeon Creatures to gather feedback and interest in the game before we add gamepad support and more in our next update.

If you were at the show we hope you got the opportunity to say hello and if not keep on the lookout for more Firefly featured events in your country!

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Firefly at PAX East

This week we look back at the four day whirlwind that was PAX East 2018! A show packed with the hottest new games created by everyone from Nintendo and PlayStation through to indie devs and our friends at Devolver Digital. As a PC heavy show PAX also featured upcoming and newly released tech from ASUS, Corsair and other massive names in hardware, as well as tons of cosplay which was somehow both expertly crafted and in some cases terrifying. Firefly was there showing off our new tactical dungeon crawler MetaMorph: Dungeon Creatures with a brand new demo featuring our recent hero update, remixed dungeons and controller support.

Don’t forget to subscribe for more PAX and EGX Rezzed coverage, as we’ll be releasing more content in the coming weeks!

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Best of GDC

Fireflies Aaron and Nick went over to San Francisco recently to attend GDC 2018. After taking it all in they reminisce about their favourite indie games at the show, giving you a glimpse of the coolest GDC titles. Begin your quest by becoming the jerk of the animal kingdom, traversing your way through fields of creepy hands and finding out what strange connotations Aaron has with the word “plunge”. Alternatively watch as Nick and Aaron put a game through their very own brand of psychiatric testing!

If you liked our GDC 2018 coverage make sure you subscribe on YouTube as we’ll also be covering PAX East, EGX Rezzed and more!

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Stronghold on Console

Today we announce that our favourite 3D castle game Stronghold 2 will be making its way to the SEGA Dreamcast on April 1st 2019! A fully realised demake of the original title, Stronghold 2 for Dreamcast will run at a crisp 640×480 retaining all the game’s original features and online play. In today’s gameplay reveal franchise stalwart Maxwell Chuggerton runs us through this exciting new announcement, confirming that the original castle sim will soon join a rich and variety heritage of console games. Already up and running, powered by the platform’s rare Windows CE operating system, Stronghold 2 for Dreamcast is the first of Firefly’s castle building games to arrive on console. Continue reading

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Weirdest Things at GDC

Fireflies Aaron and Nick went over to San Francisco recently to attend GDC 2018. Among all the talks, sessions, games and technology on show there was a bunch of weird things to discover… So here’s our top picks! Watch as Nick struggles to make a bowl of ramen, some American chap with a radio voice does a llama rap and Firefly resists the temptation to ‘grab dem crayons’.

If you liked our GDC 2018 coverage make sure you subscribe on YouTube as we’ll also be covering PAX East, EGX Rezzed and more!

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Meet the Team

This week we premiere our second new series this month, the ‘Meet The Team’ series! These videos will be dedicated to getting to know each member of Firefly Studios. We’ll be asking them what they do, how they do it, and how they got to where to they are today – and that’s just for starters! Want to know what their favourite game is? Or how many shameful hours they have dedicated to it? Then stick around because those questions are just part of the gauntlet we’ll be putting our devs here at the studio through.

Remember to like and subscribe if you enjoyed the video and stay tuned for more installments of the ‘Meet The Team’ series as we reveal all (not really) about the ladies and gents who make up Firefly Studios.

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Community Spotlight

A new video series exclusive to the Firefly Studios YouTube channel, episode one of our Community Spotlight series highlights a single map, video and content creator all made in the name of Stronghold! Whether you’ve got the taste for a vast new battlefield to add to wage war across or are simply looking to put your feet up with some classic Stronghold tunes this first episode can point you in the right direction.

MAP – Origin of the Dragonheart
CREATOR – SergiuHellDragoonHQ
VIDEO – ‘Rainy Summer Day

Special thanks to the Stronghold and YouTube communities for making such awesome content, its hugely appreciated here at the studio and we can’t wait to see what you come up with next. As long as you keep making it we’ll keep ‘spotlighting’ it!