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Community Spotlight #3

After last week’s deluge of new Stronghold Next info we return to our YouTube-exclusive Stronghold ‘Community Spotlight’ series! Once again we delve into the internet’s endless supply of fan-made Stronghold content, selecting a lucky few to be showcased on our official channel. So whether you’re researching new crusading strategies or simply looking to relax to covers of the Stronghold soundtrack after a siege, this week’s community gems may be able to help! So check out today’s special map, video and content creator related to the Stronghold series along with our usual community Q&A at the end.

MAP – ‘Serpentile’ by hmulder66

VIDEO – ‘Stronghold – CastleJam (Oud Cover)’ by Med Anass

CREATOR – Udwin

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. If you have any questions or suggestions for future episodes be make sure to sign up to the Stronghold Facebook Group and make yourself heard!

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13 Facts About Stronghold Next

With our Stronghold Next gameplay reveal still a few months out the developers here at Firefly thought a fresh info drop might satisfy those news cravings! Enter Nick with a bunch of new info about our upcoming Stronghold title, delivered exclusively on the Firefly Studios YouTube channel. Watch as we reveal fresh details about the game’s new setting, gameplay mechanic, returning units, siege equipment and more. We’ve done our best to reveal as much as we can at this point without spoiling our gameplay reveal planned for later this year. We hope this is enough to tide you over until then, so please enjoy our latest Stronghold Next update and look forward to more in the coming months!

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  1. Be the first to see our full Stronghold Next gameplay reveal by subscribing to Firefly Studios on YouTube.
  2. Check out our Stronghold Next playlist, which we’ll be updating with new videos in the coming weeks and months.
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Stronghold Summer Sale

To celebrate the launch of Steam’s 2018 Summer Sale we have added massive discounts to all Firefly Studios titles, Stronghold or otherwise! We have also traveled back to a simpler time of comic books, trading cards and charming 8-bit graphics. Why? To teach those strangely fashionable 90s kids a thing or two about the future of castle sieging! Enter the latest character in the Firefly cinematic universe: Dunk Slater.

Watch as a disembodied but extremely well-informed voice educates Dunk on the finest medieval warfare PC gaming has to offer. Enjoy various pop culture references, terrible accents and questionable acting while simultaneously finding out everything you need to know about this year’s summer discounts! Be sure to check out the sale after watching and perhaps you too could have your life forever changed in the same way as young Dunk here.

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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 #2

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