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Online Round Up 2 (ft. New Romans Alpha!)

This week Nick’s back with another Firefly Studios’ Online Round Up, featuring new updates from Romans: Age of Caesar and Stronghold Kingdoms. This episode takes you through the latest and greatest from our online titles as Alpha 2 comes to Romans bearing a multitude of online city building gifts, while Stronghold Kingdoms receives new tournaments and worlds. Among a range of improvements and optimisations made since Alpha 1, Romans is now equipped with an extended Empire Map, Forum relocation, multi-city capabilities, quest lines and Advisers. All this makes for new co-op grand strategy possibilities and a much easier to understand experience for new senators.

In addition to weekly tournaments occupying our resourceful Lords and Ladies, Stronghold Kingdoms gets a whole host of new worlds to begin fresh adventures with friends and foes alike. There have also been community requested changes as things get more competitive on Heretic worlds and we’re introducing brand new AI castle types to boot! If these updates sound like reason enough to get conquering in our online titles you can register for Alpha 2 using the link above or download Stronghold Kingdoms for free now on PC, Mac and mobile.

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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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8 Facts About Romans: Age of Caesar

Firefly YouTube commenters Walder Frey, Le Creeper, Baschdi Ro, Nightshade, Neofusionbeta, Silver Fang, Kasper376 and many others are in the spotlight this week as we run through ‘8 Things You Need to Know’ about Romans: Age of Caesar! Nick has been paying attention to your comments, observations, questions and feedback across our forums and social media to bring you eight of the most important facts about our upcoming co-op city builder. Continue reading

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Romans: Age of Caesar – Community Q&A (Part 2)

This week Nick and Aaron once again dress in ancient Roman attire to answer even more community questions about our upcoming online city builder. Whether you caught our announcement trailer and thought of our very own CivCity: Rome or simply want more co-operative gameplay in your strategy MMO, this second part of our Romans Q&A series reveals everything we can.

Topics cover historical authenticity, similarities to Stronghold Kingdoms, release date, co-op play and the odd Roman meme! Watch as Nick and Aaron reveal our plans for the game and more about the game’s overall design as we continue to develop the game with the help of the Firefly community. Continue reading

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Romans: Age of Caesar – Community Q&A (Part 1)

This week Nick and Aaron don authentic Roman garbs to answer your most pressing questions about Romans: Age of Caesar, our new co-op city builder MMO. Whether you saw our announcement trailer and felt a flood off Caesar-related memories rushing back or simply want a new kind of strategy MMO in your life, this new two-part Q&A series aims to reveal all we can at this early stage.

Watch as we deal with the biggest and most pressing questions, along with a healthy dose of playful comments and Monty Python references! Find out about Romans’ graphical style, RTS elements, barbarian hordes, territory control, gameplay and more! Continue reading

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Online Round-Up – Episode 1

This week we debut our brand new series, Firefly Studios’ Online Round-Up! Featuring the latest news on our two MMO strategy titles Stronghold Kingdoms and Romans: Age of Caesar. So whether you’re on the hunt for new countries to dominate in the Lord-eat-Lord world of Kingdoms or want to be among the first to see exclusive screenshots of our co-op city builder Romans: Age of Caesar. This is YOUR port of call for staying up to date on any announcements, news and feature updates across both titles and platforms.

So strap in as Nick takes you through what we have planned for Stronghold Kingdoms in early 2019 and provides a first look at Romans: AoC as the first wave of Alpha tests help us refine the game for release.

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The Legacy of Caesar

This week we bring you a very special ‘Let’s Play’ of the city-building classic Caesar 3, starring the Lead Designer from then Impressions Games – Simon Bradbury. While our new Online MMO Romans: Age of Caesar is deep in Alpha testing, we thought we would turn back the clocks to the time of the floppy disks & CRT monitors in search of the strategy gaming legacy of Firefly Studios & our new Roman title. So whether you are an old school player who enjoyed the glory of the first golden age of city simulation games, or a game dev looking for the differences between making games as a lone freelancer vs a studio head, Legacy of Caesar has you covered!

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Romans: Age of Caesar Interview

This week Firefly co-founders Simon Bradbury and Eric Ouellette are interviewed to shed light on the origins and future of our newly-announced online city builder! Tracing their professional roots back to past studios and a certain roman city sim that started it all, Simon and Eric discuss how all roads have led to Romans. Having coded, designed, produced, composed music and created art for all three entries in the classic Caesar series, many of Firefly’s current staff and collaborators are mining this rich strategy heritage for our new MMO. Add this to Firefly’s experience developing CivCity: Rome and you have the perfect team to take this classic gameplay online in Romans: Age of Caesar!

Developed by a new internal team, Romans: Age of Caesar is our spiritual successor to Stronghold Kingdoms and a completely new strategic challenge for fans of Firefly Studios games. We’ll be levelling up the city builder with Romans by introducing shared roman cities and a single world map on which all players can trade, battle barbarians and explore the empire! Governors will work together to share resources and defeat common threats as they contribute toward the prosperity of their central city. With each new city built players will be able to explore further out, discover new resources and restore the empire to its former glory. Planned for PC and mobile with full cross-platform play, Romans: Age of Caesar is scheduled to release later this year.

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Romans: Age of Caesar – Firefly’s New MMO

We have just announced Romans: Age of Caesar, a co-operative grand strategy MMO and spiritual successor to our online castle builder! Pre-registration for the game’s first closed Alpha is now open, with our announcement trailer revealing Romans to prospective governors worldwide. Building on the unique MMO design of Stronghold Kingdoms, Romans is an online co-op city builder with thousands of players working together to rebuild Rome. The result is a shared world builder that returns to the classic Roman setting designer Simon Bradbury and producer Eric Ouellette made their name with before founding Firefly Studios in 1999.

In Romans players must rebuild the empire as they share resources, re-establish trade routes and protect their cities from barbarian invasion. Experience classic city builder gameplay online across on an entire continent as you build, trade and fight together with 15 other players in each city. Revive the republic and restore the Roman Empire to its former glory! Planned for both PC and mobile with full cross-platform play, Romans: Age of Caesar is scheduled to release later this year.