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15 Years of Stronghold

It seems like only yesterday that The Boy, aided by his faithful counsellor Sir Longarm, rose up against The Wolf and his evil henchmen. A decade and a half has now passed since Stronghold was first released in stores and since then we have besieged both famous and fictional castles together in medieval Europe, the Crusades-era Middle East and Arthurian kingdoms.

We’re currently hard at work on what comes next for the saga. Namely bringing the series to mobile this year, remastering another old favourite for Steam in the form of Stronghold 2 in 2017 and of course the next main instalment in the series. However we just wanted to take a moment out to say…

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Stronghold at Gamescom 2016

Where will YOU be when gamers and devs from around the globe descend on the world’s largest gaming expo? In a shocking turn of events, Firefly will once again be in attendance! We’re travelling to Germany next week with exciting Stronghold news, trailers, and builds of our games. For the first time we will also be revealing exactly the same footage and information to players as we will be with the gaming press.

Paul, Nick and Pascal from Firefly are (nearly) ready to travel to Gamescom next week, bringing with them a touching (sorry) gameplay experience in the form of Stronghold Kingdoms on mobile and two separate pieces of new, exciting news for the Stronghold community. If you spot one of our three Firefly knights please grab them! You could be the first to experience Stronghold Kingdoms on mobile and find out what our other cool news is.

Gamescom 2016 will have something for PC and mobile fans alike – for both new and veteran fans – so watch out for announcements and online community events next week!

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Firefly Runs London 10k

We’re running for charity and YOU can help!

We first met the incredible people at SpecialEffect in 2012 and have been working with them ever since. So as part of our now yearly tradition four brave souls from Firefly Studios are running in the British London 10k for the charity, which improves quality of life for people living with disabilities. We feel strongly about the rehabilitation, mental well-being and self-esteem of those SpecialEffect work with on a daily basis, using heavily customised controllers, eye-tracking software and other innovative tools to broaden the accessibility and inclusiveness of gaming beyond fully able-bodied individuals.

Still not convinced? Then watch this.

In the past we’ve run as female Street Fighter characters (our best year) and Power Rangers (not the most comfortable costume). This year? Pac-Man (Stephen) will be chasing famous videogame ghosts Blinky (Tom), Inky (Nick) and Clyde (Anthony)!

Help us achieve our fundraising goal by visiting the below fundraising site and leaving a donation. Every little helps 🙂

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Firefly Studios @ GDC

If you’re anywhere near San Francisco next month don’t miss out on the Game Developers Conference! Our marketing department (Nick) will be on-site presenting the latest, greatest mobile build of Stronghold Kingdoms Touch produced by our programming team (of two). So if you happen to see Nick say hello! You could be among the first to lay your eyes – and more importantly, hands – on the redesigned mobile version! Even if you won’t be anywhere near the bay area, we still have exclusive news and reveals lined up. Continue reading

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Stronghold in Humble’s Bundle

What’s the only thing better than pay-what-you-want? Pay nothing! We’re giving away a limited edition ‘Kingmaker’ starter pack for Stronghold Kingdoms, as part of Humble Bundle’s latest main-page bundle. It is available right now at no charge and comes packed with over $20 worth of in-game items.

Click Here to Claim Your Starter Pack!

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Steam Lunar Sale

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Just when you thought you were safe… Another Steam sale is upon us! Prepare for a relentless assault on your digital wallet as Steam’s Lunar New Year Sale tempts each and every one of us with bargain videogames. The best part? We’re giving Space Colony: Steam Edition its biggest discount yet, along with 75% off games in the Stronghold series!

Stronghold Crusader 2 (75% Off)

Stronghold Crusader 2: Ultimate Edition (50% Off)

Stronghold Crusader 2 DLC (All 50% Off)

Space Colony: Steam Edition (50% Off)

Stronghold HD (75% Off)

Stronghold Crusader HD (75% Off)

The above discounts are now active and will last until the end of the sale on February 12th.

Whatever game you choose to pick up remember to add any games you have your eyes on to your Steam Wishlist. Do this and be the first to find out when we trigger another one of our world-shattering discounts!

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Steam Autumn Sale

It is time. Do you feel that uncontrollable desire to grow your already gargantuan Steam Library? Do you dream of owning countless indie games, bundles and heavily discounted AAA titles? Good news! Firefly Studios are taking part in the sale that absolutely no one saw coming: the Steam Autumn Sale! These discounts are now active and will last until the end of the Steam Autumn Sale. Whatever you choose to pick up remember to add any games you have your eyes on to your Steam Wishlist and be the first to find out when the folks here at Firefly trigger one of our world-shattering discounts.

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Global Conflict Now Live

Sire, today will go down in the annals of history! The sleepless nights of planning your world domination are over, it is finally time to go out and claim all the corners of the globe! With 151 countries waiting to be claimed by merciless kings the world is yours for the taking, provided you’re prepared to stand your ground on the largest battlefield Stronghold Kingdoms has ever seen. Continue reading

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The Future of Stronghold

Today we have two huge announcements to make! First things first, we are proud to announce that Stronghold Kingdoms will be coming to iPad and iPhone! Featuring the full game in playable form, a customised interface with new touchscreen controls and of course cross platform play with the millions of existing Kingdoms players, Stronghold Kingdoms iOS will be one of a kind on the App Store.

Our second announcement is admittedly more of a future teaser for our fans on PC. We wanted to have something for everyone in terms of news at this year’s Gamescom, so we included a little something around the one minute mark of our reveal trailer. Find out what the future holds for Stronghold on mobile and PC…
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Firefly @ Gamescom 2015

In just under two weeks’ times Europe’s largest gaming convention will open its doors to literally hundreds of thousands of gamers and developers in sunny Cologne Germany. Gamescom has always been very important to us as a platform for making exciting new announcements, meeting with players and demoing our games. We have had many questions coming in about whether we’ll be at the show, what we’re bringing and whether you’ll see or hear anything new from us.

The good news is that Firefly *will* indeed be making an announcement on the first day of the show! Given our attendance record at Gamescom in recent years this may not come as much of a surprise, but we do have big news and hopefully something for everyone that follows Firefly and our games. The only bad news is that we won’t have a booth in the public area for you to swing by and say hello, as we had last year. That said we do have a very special surprise prepared for everyone, so keep an eye on our websites and social media pages for updates between the 5th and 7th of August if you don’t want to miss out on our exciting news!

P.S. If you do happen to see our Senior Producer Paul or Marketing Manager Nick in their black Firefly shirts then please do say hello! They may even let you in on our secret announcement before everyone else…