After two weeks looking toward the future of Stronghold, both for our mainline series and updates for Stronghold Kingdoms, this week we’re revisiting the past! So lend us your eyes and ears as we run through our top 7 Stronghold and Space Colony Easter eggs! While there may be one or two secrets that aren’t really secrets anymore, given it’s 15 years since Stronghold invaded hard drives worldwide, we bet you don’t know them all! We’d wager the ability to play Legends in third person, early Trump references in Space Colony and even the Stronghold ghost managed to pass most fans by! Obviously these are just a few of the secrets, references and Easter eggs we’ve hidden across more than 10 titles since 2001, so if you have a favourite reference not featured in today’s video let us know! Continue reading
We’re kicking off 2018 with a short announcement on the status of our upcoming Stronghold game, which we are currently referring to as Stronghold Next. It gives us great pleasure to announce that we have now entered into full production on the next mainline Stronghold game for PC. Planned for a late summer reveal, Stronghold Next will be shown for the first time with a full gameplay reveal and information about the new title. You can expect the game’s setting, new units and mechanics, full title and planned features to be revealed as soon as we’re ready to show you what we’ve been working on. Continue reading →
Meet with Firefly and play MetaMorph at the PC Gamer Weekender! That’s right: Nick and co. will be taking the latest version of MetaMorph, his top secret knowledge of all current Firefly Studios projects and cool freebies on the road for YOU.
Visit our booth on Feb 17 or Feb 18 in London if you want to:
- Be the first to try the latest version of MetaMorph: Dungeon Creatures
- Give us your feedback and shape development of the game!
- Find out what’s to come in the run up to release when the game leaves Early Access
- Subtly ask us about certain other games coming out NEXT
- Meet the devs behind your favourite strategy games
- Take home cool Firefly freebies!
What are you waiting for? Get your ticket here and give us a shout!
No one ever *truly* expects Shooting Stars, which is why we’re giving 2017 the send-off it deserves with a collection of the year’s very best Firefly Studios video outtakes! Join us as we look back on a year of trailers, studio tours, highly professional interviews and costumed antics for Stronghold, MetaMorph and Stronghold Kingdoms. The product of what must be hundreds of hours of footage, our first outtakes was designed by resident videographer Aaron to fulfill your desire for behind-the-scenes hijinks and (more importantly) memes.
To celebrate yesterday’s launch of the Humble Care Package we’re organizing a new map competition for Stronghold Legends! With nearly 200 custom maps uploaded to the Steam Workshop page since launch we’re encouraging further legendary (re)creation by running another of our signature competitions. Send us your icy tundras, corrupted evil battlegrounds and magical kingdoms in the form of a custom Steam Workshop map and you could win a lifetime’s supply of Firefly Studios games! See YOUR missions, skirmish and free build maps and get them featured in a community spotlight video, on the official website and Firefly social media.
The ever excellent folks over at Humble Bundle have gathered a HUGE collection of games, including our very own Stronghold Legends: Steam Edition, for a new $30 bundle worth hundreds of dollars. Available for one week the Humble Care Package Bundle gives you hundreds of dollars worth of games and thousands of hours of gameplay, with 100% of proceeds going direct to charity! What this means is that you pay $30, get more games than you’ll ever play and know that your hard earned funds are going to help people worldwide via Unicef, Global Giving, American Red Cross, Direct Relief and Doctors Without Borders. The Humble Care Package is designed as a response to the string of natural disasters that have plagued a number of different countries this year. It’s our opportunity to help out while also scoring some fantastic new games to play.
This offer ends in one week on November 21st at 7pm GMT. So don’t miss out!
Now that Stronghold 2: Steam Edition is available, Stronghold Kingdoms has arrived on mobile and MetaMorph: Dungeon Creatures is rapidly approaching release we thought this would be a great time to update everyone on the state of play. Watch as our very own Lead Designer Simon Bradbury and coders Matt and Jack update you on all things Firefly with a snapshot on production for each title currently in development. In the video above our three developers provide a quick update on each title including new gameplay, timelines and nuggets of information. As we look forward to the release of MetaMorph: Dungeon Creatures on Steam Early Access and prep for full production and the reveal of Stronghold Next in 2018 this new video is designed to let you know exactly where we’re at.
Last month we journeyed to Trifels in southern Germany, a reconstructed medieval castle near the small town of Annweiler. Why? For a Stronghold tournament of course! 36 of Germany’s finest went head-to-head playing Stronghold HD and Stronghold Crusader 2 both against the AI and competitively to decide once and for all who is the greatest lord! Our very own German Community Manager Pascal takes us on a journey up to an elevation of 1,600 ft. His travels take us to this impressive medieval citadel and through the tournament itself, while also explaining a little of the history behind Trifels. The significance of this place for Stronghold and in particular the Crusader series is something special, making it the perfect site for digital siege warfare. Continue reading →
To celebrate the recent release of Stronghold 2: Steam Edition and the game’s new Steam Workshop support we have picked our top five community strongholds! From impenetrable designs and castles plucked from the pages of your favourite fantasy novel to faithful recreations of historic castles and entire cities, the Stronghold community does not disappoint.
For 15 years maps, castles and landscapes have been created in our various map editors that we never thought possible. Players have created entire functioning cities, faithfully recreated battlefields from Game of Thrones, challenged fellow players with near perfect defences and more. Here we collect our picks for the most varied designs, all of which still technically fall into the category of ‘castle’!
Credits to Xetas, SUBINDXSUBIN, Cra, TheLoudOne and SergiuHellDragoonHQ! Continue reading →
Our FREE Steam Edition upgrade for Stronghold 2 is almost here! With just a week to go before the long awaited re-release arrives on October 5, we take a closer look at the game’s visual enhancements with a side-by-side graphical comparison. Thanks to enhanced visuals, widescreen support and a reworked user interface, you can now keep better track of your pitiful subjects, observe a greater area of the battlefield and watch closely as medieval life unfolds within your castle walls. Perhaps now those lazy peasants will think twice about stealing from the granary! Continue reading →
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