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Steam Autumn Sale

Forget the turkey roast as the Steam Autumn Sale is finally here! This Thanksgiving we are once again THANKING you for your support by GIVING you up to 90% off on your favourite Firefly Studios titles, including the newly-released Stronghold 2: Steam Edition. Discounts also include Stronghold Crusader 2: Ultimate Edition (75% Off), Stronghold Crusader HD (75% Off) the Stronghold Collection (40% Off) and many more!

Check out our juicy discounts and enjoy a strategy-packed Thanksgiving!

Please Note: The Steam Autumn sale must end next week on Tuesday Nov 28th around 6pm GMT.

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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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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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Top 5 Community Strongholds

To celebrate the recent release of Stronghold 2: Steam Edition and the game’s new Steam Workshop support we have picked our top five community strongholds! From impenetrable designs and castles plucked from the pages of your favourite fantasy novel to faithful recreations of historic castles and entire cities, the Stronghold community does not disappoint.

For 15 years maps, castles and landscapes have been created in our various map editors that we never thought possible. Players have created entire functioning cities, faithfully recreated battlefields from Game of Thrones, challenged fellow players with near perfect defences and more. Here we collect our picks for the most varied designs, all of which still technically fall into the category of ‘castle’!

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Stronghold 2 – Original Vs Steam

Our FREE Steam Edition upgrade for Stronghold 2 is almost here! With just a week to go before the long awaited re-release arrives on October 5, we take a closer look at the game’s visual enhancements with a side-by-side graphical comparison. Thanks to enhanced visuals, widescreen support and a reworked user interface, you can now keep better track of your pitiful subjects, observe a greater area of the battlefield and watch closely as medieval life unfolds within your castle walls. Perhaps now those lazy peasants will think twice about stealing from the granary! Continue reading

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New Video – Devs Read Steam Reviews

Watch as Firefly reacts to your Stronghold, Space Colony, CivCity: Rome and Stronghold Kingdoms Steam reviews! In the second episode of our ‘Devs Read Steam Reviews’ video series we go in search of the most weird and wonderful user reviews, plucked from the darkest corners of Steam and thrust into the harsh light of day for all to see. Watch our developers read and react to the most entertaining, ridiculous and innuendo-filled user reviews Steam has ever seen.

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New MetaMorph Trailer

We’re gearing up for the Early Access release of our new tactical dungeon-crawler by releasing the game’s first character trailer! ‘Meet the Rabbit’ introduces MetaMorph’s main character, a ferocious anthropomorphic warrior rabbit with a split personality and the ability to morph between the physical forms of fallen heroes. She’s a dual-wielding, lightning fast sword dancer and also happens to be our leading lady. So check out the new gameplay, let us know what you think in the comments and don’t forget to wishlist MetaMorph: Dungeon Creatures on Steam!

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Crusade for SpecialEffect

On September 29th Firefly Studios will ‘Crusade for SpecialEffect’! For 24 hours all proceeds from our fan-favourite Crusader games will be donated to this amazing charity. That means 100% of Steam revenue from Stronghold Crusader HD, Stronghold Crusader 2 and all associated DLC will be used to help fund SpecialEffect’s ongoing quest for inclusiveness and accessibility in gaming. In addition to this day-long pledge, we will also be giving away Crusader-related freebies on the day and doing everything we can to spread the word of OneSpecialDay!