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Community Spotlight

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!

Want More?

  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 Kingdoms – Dev Q&A

Seeking new challenges? Contests? Prizes? Then allow us to update you on our immediate and longer term plans for Stronghold Kingdoms. In our latest developer interview, two of Kingdoms’ programmers cover everything from new village features, UI improvements, balancing, larger updates and more to give you a clear idea of what the immediate future looks like for the game. We also reveal new details about the upcoming events-based ‘Tournaments’ system and share what players can look forward to across all worlds and platforms!

If you’d like to know more about the Tournaments update or if there happens to be a particular topic not covered in this week’s video please let us know! We’re constantly listening out for questions from the Kingdoms community in the comments under each new video, so make yourself heard and we’ll try to feature your question in a future release.

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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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The Making of Space Colony

This week we’re travelling up to the stars with Space Colony, Firefly’s intergalactic base builder featuring a world of Swedish bikers, space chickens, orbital golf courses and the galaxy’s answer to velociraptors. Constructing space stations, paying your crew and melting alien creatures into small puddles of goo was the mission way back in 2003 and today we found out how Firefly came to follow up the birth of the Crusader series with this interesting offshoot. Join Simon and Paul as they recall the trials and tribulations of developing Space Colony off the back of two unique medieval strategy titles and collectively switching gear as a studio. From crafting a brand new armory of sci-fi art assets to designing gameplay around oxygen supplies, allow our veteran devs to lead you down memory lane in this latest ‘Making Of’ episode from the team.

If you liked this new episode don’t forget to subscribe and check out previous entries in the series by watching ‘Stronghold: The Early Years‘!

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MetaMorph – Stars & Skills Update

We have just released another free content update for MetaMorph: Dungeon Creatures, our tactical dungeon crawler currently available on Steam Early Access. Introducing four ultra-hard ‘Star’ levels as well as a trio of powerful new abilities to reward the completionists out there, today’s ‘Stars & Skills’ update is now live for all players!

If you like adventuring as the Rabbit but prefer to keep your distance from foes at times, then the inventively-named ‘Sworderang’ should fit the bill! Just remember that hurling dual scimitars in an arc directly at your enemies isn’t the solution to all life’s problems. As our second new ability, Flame Spirit adds to the ranged repertoire of the Fire Nymph with a large scale area of effect attack triggered in the blink of an eye. Finally our hulking Ice Ogre gains the ability to send out an icy Roar, freezing all enemies in his path for the inevitably follow-up clobbering. Continue reading

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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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Top 5 Custom Maps

This week Aaron guides you through another edition of Firefly Studio’s favourite Stronghold user made maps! We travel from the sandy beaches of Crusader 2’s Westeros to Avatar’s Earth Kingdom in Stronghold 2: Steam Edition, leaving a trail of sieges and battles in our wake. Treading new paths in some hidden jewels from the Steam Workshop, these are some of the best maps that Firefly recommends for all those who have battled through every title of the Stronghold series:

1. Legend of Green Man
2. Oasis Duel
3. Earth Kingdom, Avatar
4. Fair Trade
5. Westeros Central

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5 Features Coming To MetaMorph

Brand new heroes, levels, bosses and abilities? All that and more coming to our Early Access title MetaMorph: Dungeon Creatures. Join Aaron this week as he reveals five completely free updates coming to our tactical dungeon crawler between now and full release!

A few of these additions are coming soon while others will appear much close to launch when we eventually call the game ‘content complete’ and decide it’s ready to leave Early Access. Either way we have lots planned for the game in this new video and beyond, so stay tuned and let us know what you want to see added to or tweaked in the game in the coming months!

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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!