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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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Stronghold Summer Sale

The Stronghold Steam Summer Sale returns and with it the continuing adventures of Dunk Slater in a full narrative sequel to last year’s Summer Sale video! Now working a dead-end job at his father’s factory, Dunk’s adventures with Sir William and the Ice Queen seem all but distant memories. But something is stirring at Valve HQ… Join Dunk as he returns once more to the lands of classic ‘castle sim’ action, with discounts on all Stronghold games on Steam!

With up to 90% off the Stronghold series and Crusader HD available for less than a cup of coffee, you’d have to be as dim as Dunk to let these deals escape you. If you already own these Strongholds feel free to leave a review for your favourite title and Wishlist our latest game in the series.

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Firefly Studios Announces Stronghold: Warlords

Besiege Great Khans, Imperial warlords and Shōgun commanders in Stronghold: Warlords, the latest in Firefly’s classic ‘castle sim’ series. Command AI warlords across the battlefield as you build a castle economy and new gunpowder-fuelled siege engines!

For the first time ever Stronghold: Warlords allows you to recruit, upgrade and command AI lords across the battlefield in the form of in-game ‘Warlords’. Each warlord under your command boosts your strategic prowess with unique perks, characteristics and upgradeable abilities. Put them to work for your industry, fortifying borders, forging weapons or team up for a pincer attack! Each campaign mission, skirmish game and multiplayer battle means a fresh set of warlords to command and new strategic depth to discover. Continue reading

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20 Years of Stronghold

We’re celebrating Firefly Studios’ 20th Anniversary with a feature length documentary about the history of the Stronghold series! Featuring 12 interviews with our founders, producers, artists, programmers and marketers, we take you through the entire history of the series. From the first alpha build of Stronghold in 1999 through to Stronghold Crusader 2 and our upcoming project Stronghold Next, set to be revealed at E3 2019.

So whether you’re a hardcore Stronghold fan who’s been with the series since day one or an RTS fan looking to find out more about Stronghold Next, this documentary tells you everything you need to know about our medieval strategy games. From the brutal and bloody sands of the Crusader games to the grandiose magic of Legends and the new setting of our next game in the series, this is our entire development history as told by the creators themselves.

So relax, pour out an ale and treat yourself to double rations as we recount the game dev tales of the Stronghold series in preparation for the grand reveal of our brand new castle sim next week at E3 2019.

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Stronghold & Chill – Matt (Programming)

This episode of Stronghold & Chill features Matt Smith, Programmer on Firefly Studios titles such as Stronghold Crusader 2, Stronghold Kingdoms, & Stronghold Next. Learn about what it takes to get into game programming, what the technical term for arrow trails is, and how Firefly used to get into grudge matches over a nice session of Team Fortress 2.

Stronghold & Chill aims to bring the developers at Firefly Studios and it’s communities closer together, so make sure you’re subscribed to us here on YouTube with that notification bell ON to catch brand new episodes with our other developers!

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Stronghold Showcase – Lord of the Rings

With Stronghold players flocking to get the best Game of Thrones based maps from the last episode of the Showcase, we thought it fitting to embrace the other titan of both fantasy and custom Stronghold maps – The Lord of the Rings. With the likes of Helms Deep and Minas Tirith already covered in previous episodes of the Showcase, we head to other hot spots within Middle Earth. The City of Osgiliath, Pellenor Fields, and The Westfold are all available to download now for players wanting to recreate castles and battles from Tolkien’s epic world:

Osgiliath

War in the East

The Westfold

Middle Earth

Four Castles

Do you have a multiplayer battlefield, siege scenario or cosmetic map you think deserves to be in a future episode? Comment and let us know! We’re constantly on the lookout for cool fan-created content and love spotlighting lesser-known creations that go under the radar.

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Stronghold at E3

The biggest gaming show in the world is soon upon us and Firefly Studios will be revealing the next Stronghold game in June at E3 2019. Check out our final Stronghold update before the show to learn how Nick and company will be unveiling our brand new RTS. Just to tide players over we also reveal a whole host of new information regarding the reveal itself, our post-E3 plans and when you’ll be able to get your hands on the game!

With the help of a bunch of white cards with poorly written notes on them Nick explains among other things how you can get your hands on exclusive Firefly merchandise. Find out where we’ll be taking our Stronghold Next demo, when you can wishlist the game and whether we’ve left any clues as to the setting. If you find this final Stronghold Next update just isn’t enough to fulfil your strategy gamer curiosity then check out our full playlist featuring Q&A’s, interviews, developer updates and more.