The new mobile version of Stronghold Kingdoms is finally available on the iOS App Store and will be coming to Google Play on August 31st. This is both Firefly Studios’ first mobile release and the first ever Stronghold game to come to mobile, making it a massive milestone for us! Stronghold Kingdoms is completely free to play and includes all main gameplay features of the game on PC and Mac. Kingdoms on mobile is the full game with new touch controls and cross-platform play between iOS, PC, Mac and Android once that version is made available. Continue reading
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!
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!
Paul and Nick do battle in our latest video release! ‘iOS vs Android’ shows both platforms running side by side in real time, giving you a first look at gameplay from the Android version of the game as an added bonus. Situated in the same parish, our two developers come together in an attempt to build and besiege their way to glory in just 15 minutes. Be sure to watch the video in its entirety for village building, castle construction, world map gameplay and a dramatic siege or two!
It gives us great pleasure to finally announce that the all-new mobile version of Stronghold Kingdoms will be coming to iOS on August 17th and Android shortly after on August 31st! Our first ever Stronghold game on mobile and first major mobile release, at launch Stronghold Kingdoms will be the full game players know and love on their mobile device of choice. These new iOS and Android versions of the game will feature all major features from the desktop version, as well as new touch controls and cross-platform play between iOS, Android, PC and Mac. Continue reading →
Ever wondered what it was like for the original Stronghold 2 developers to produce a highly anticipated sequel to the original castle sim? Then watch our new ‘Making Of’ feature and find out exactly what it was like, straight from our two most senior members in the London office. Designer Simon Bradbury and Producer Paul Harris, both of whom worked on the original release of Stronghold 2 in 2005, discuss custom engines, new features and working with one of the biggest publishers in the world! Continue reading →
On Sunday our UI artist ran the annual London 10k dressed as Zelda from The Legend of Zelda, complete with wig and flowing dress! Followed by three very green Links, one even armed with an imitation foam sword and shield, our 3D artist chronicled the journey through central London in the link below. Continue reading →
Coming soon to Steam as a free update for all existing owners of the Stronghold Collection, Stronghold 2: Steam Edition will be released with full Workshop support. To celebrate the free update and new Steam features, ranging from new maps and achievements to restored multiplayer, we decided to plunder the archives of legendary Stronghold fansite StrongholdHeaven and present our top five player-created maps! Continue reading →
A free update has been released for Stronghold HD and Stronghold Crusader HD. The new 1.4 patch adds support for new resolutions, localized campaign maps and a few long overdue bug fixes! The new patch for both HD Stronghold games was released earlier this morning as an automatic update on Steam and will be followed by additional patches for our games, Steam Edition upgrades and new Stronghold games on PC and mobile.
The good news? Stronghold 2 is coming to Steam independent of the Stronghold Collection. Even better news? The game is being re-released with new content as a free upgrade for existing owners on Steam! Stronghold 2: Steam Edition will come with full Steam integration and restored multiplayer, as well as new content created specifically for this version of the game. Continue reading →