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Stronghold Sessions

This week we return to our community series ‘Stronghold Sessions’ to hear directly from Senior Programmer Matt Smith on the inner coded workings of the upcoming Stronghold: Warlords. Matt has been one of the key developers here at Firefly Studios for the last few years, working on everything from Stronghold Crusader 2 to Stronghold Kingdoms. So today you can sit back and relax as he takes you through what it’s like to be working on the systems and mechanics of our historical RTS series.

Our Stronghold Session interviews are intended to bring the fans and developers of the ‘castle sim’ series closer together, by giving you an extended look at who does what for the series and how they do it! We have extra episodes covering Production, Marketing, Programming, Design and 2D Art, so make sure you check out our YouTube channel for more.

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Stronghold Sessions

Stronghold: Warlords once again takes a break as we return to the Stronghold Sessions. In this episode Marketing Director and video regular Nick Tannahill explains what it takes to steer the marketing ship on a series like Stronghold. From the re-branding of Stronghold as an MMO experience with Stronghold: Kingdoms, to approaching an entirely different area of history with Stronghold: Warlords.

The Stronghold Sessions are intended to bring the fans and developers closer together. By giving you an extended look at who does what for the Stronghold series and how they do it. We have more episodes covering Production, Programming, Design and 2D Art so make sure you check out our YouTube channel for more!

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Stronghold Sessions

Welcome to Stronghold Sessions. Today marks our second episode in a series of extended, unedited interviews lifted from the ‘20 Years of Stronghold‘ documentary released last year. Join us as we sit down with Paul Harris, General Manager and Producer of many Stronghold and non-Stronghold titles here at Firefly Studios for more than 15 years! Paul discusses the early beginnings of Stronghold 2 including tales from the trenches, design goals and player feedback. We then move onto how ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and ‘His Dark Materials’ inspired Stronghold Legends and even what Paul’s ideal future Stronghold title would look like. Suffice to say the man is a fan of castle customisation! Continue reading

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Simon Bradbury Interview

Welcome to Stronghold Sessions, our new series on Firefly Studios’ YouTube! These videos will be a selection of extended, unedited interviews taken from our ‘20 Years of Stronghold‘ documentary released alongside our initial Stronghold: Warlords announcement. First up is Firefly co-founder and Lead Designer Simon Bradbury, a key architect on every Stronghold title to date. Here we discuss the early beginnings of Firefly Studios, development stories from the Stronghold series and even where Simon sees the games heading in the future after Stronghold: Warlords releases later this year.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statement

You might be wondering what’s happening at Firefly Studios during the COVID-19 outbreak and if it has affected us in any way. Rest assured that we are all well and still working on our main projects: Stronghold: Warlords and Romans: Age of Caesar

However, following government advice, we have now switched to working remotely. Will this impact our work or the content that we deliver? We hope not. We are working with our team to make sure everyone has access to everything they need to work effectively, but please bear in mind that there may be some interruptions or delays in online content as we settle into this new routine. Most importantly we do not expect this change to affect any game releases and everything is still on track as planned.

Our marketing and community team will continue to work hard to bring you as much Stronghold content as you can handle, so look after yourselves, each other and don’t forget to wash your hands.

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Firefly Outtakes 2019

To celebrate the end of 2019 at Firefly Studios we’re giving you behind the scenes footage and outtakes from the last few months of Stronghold: Warlords and Romans: Age of Caesar videos! Using comedy gold from our development diaries, trailers and location shoots we take a look back at all the failed takes, missed cues and jumbled sentences our ‘actors’ stumbled into while trying to bring you the hottest news about our upcoming titles.

Thank you so much for watching all our weird and wonderful videos over the last 12 months! If you want to stay up to date on everything we do, from the shows we attend to the games we release, our YouTube channel is your one stop shop for everything Firefly Studios.

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Stronghold & Chill – Ben T (Production)

Stronghold & Chill is back! Join Aaron as he interviews Online Producer Ben Tarrant about what he does at Firefly Studios and how production plays a key role in the development of our titles from Stronghold Kingdoms to Romans: Age of Caesar and Stronghold: Warlords. As one of the newer members of the studio Ben has been tasked with keeping everyone on track and in the loop when it comes to Romans: Age of Caesar and Stronghold Kingdoms. It’s a mighty job and one that he excels at. So if you’ve any interest in video game production or development strap in and take notes!

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Official Stronghold Discord

We’re pleased to announce that we have finally launched an official Stronghold Discord server! Owned and operated by staff at Firefly Studios, the Stronghold Discord is designed to bring you exclusive Stronghold content, competitions and giveaways. Join the Discord and pick your team for access to the Stronghold: Warlords metagame and other exclusive community activity between now and launch in 2020. Designed to be a home for castle lovers everywhere, the Discord can also be used to team up for some classic Stronghold multiplayer, share your greatest custom maps, post terrible Stronghold memes and quote our beloved Scribe until the early hours of the morning.

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Behind the Studio (2019) – Part 1

This week premiering our brand new Behind the Studio series, Aaron invites you behind the game dev curtain to walk through Firefly Studios’ plans for both Stronghold: Warlords and Romans: Age of Caesar in 2019 and beyond. Find out how to stay up to date on everything Firefly Studios including where to get the latest information on Stronghold and Romans, our latest community videos and of course all the trailers, interviews and livestreams your strategy gamer heart desires. So if you want to stay in the loop on our game dev adventures make sure you are subscribed to us here on YouTube for weekly updates on our titles and studio developments.

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Data Breach

This is a post to make you aware of an issue that might involve your Stronghold Kingdoms account information. We understand that your privacy and security is of the utmost importance, and we want you to know that we take the responsibility to safeguard your personal data very seriously.

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