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Romans – Open Beta Now Live!

We have just launched our open beta for Romans: Age of Caesar, which came out today alongside the game’s new beta gameplay trailer! Our co-op strategy MMO from Caesar III alumni Simon Bradbury and Eric Ouellette is out now in open beta, as we begin our march toward Steam and mobile launches in 2022!

Romans: Age of Caesar, the latest historical strategy game from Firefly Studios. Romans sees city states of up to 16 players rebuilding the empire as they share resources, re-establish trade routes and protect their cities from barbarian invasion. Classic city builder gameplay is taken online across the Roman Empire as players build, trade and fight alongside fellow would-be senators in a shared open world. Continue reading

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Stronghold Show #3

We’re back once again with another instalment of the Stronghold Show, your one-stop shop for everything Stronghold and Firefly Studios related. With updates straight from the developers on Stronghold: Warlords, Romans: Age of Caesar and secret future projects.

This month we dive into one of the best Stronghold community videos we’ve ever seen, featuring the often forgotten child of the Stronghold series: Stronghold Legends. As a chaser we turn to the ever growing Stronghold: Warlords Steam Workshop community for a truly draconic work of art. Finishing we have Zade, one of our favourite gaming content creators and a welcome supporter of the Stronghold: Warlords development process.

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Romans Dev Diary #1

Build Rome together! A co-op MMORTS from a team of veteran city builder developers, Romans: Age of Caesar is the latest historical strategy game from Stronghold developers Firefly Studios. 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 the empire as you build, trade and fight alongside fellow players in a shared open world. Revive the republic and restore the Roman Empire to its former glory! Continue reading

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The Stronghold Show

Today we unveil our brand new Stronghold community series, The Stronghold Show! This project is a quest to reconnect with our older titles and the players who loves them now that Stronghold: Warlords has been released on Steam and GOG. We’ll be covering everything you need to know about the Stronghold series, including all the wonderful community and creator content that supports it. So if you wanted a one-stop show for all the latest castle sim news… This is it!

For now we’re hoping to produce one episode per month, keeping fans well informed about everything surrounding both the Stronghold series and our non-Stronghold titles. So whether you’re looking for a new map in Stronghold 2: Steam Edition or the finest tactics from top strategy gamers, make sure you stay tuned for future episodes.

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What is Romans: Age of Caesar?

A co-op strategy MMO from a team of veteran city builder developers, Romans: Age of Caesar is the latest historical strategy game from Stronghold developers Firefly Studios. Players must rebuild Rome as they share resources, re-establish trade routes and protect their cities from barbarian invasion. Experience classic city builder gameplay online across an entire continent, working with fellow governors to rebuild the great cities of Rome. Revive the republic and restore the Roman Empire to its former glory! Continue reading

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Romans Dev Diary

Today we’re releasing new footage and details for the Senate ‘end game’ in our upcoming co-op city builder, Romans: Age of Caesar. Coming to PC and mobile platforms in 2021, Romans takes the classic isometric city builder gameplay you know and love online. Rebuild and customise each Roman city with 15 other players, before exploring the rest of the game world with thousands of other players!

In Romans: Age of Caesar players trade rare goods from faraway lands, expand their territory city by city and hold back barbarian invasions from the fringes of the empire. In our latest dev diary for the game we take a look at players’ ability to eventually rise up in the Roman senate political end game. Continue reading

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New Romans: AoC Dev Diary

We’re back with the second instalment in our Romans: Age of Caesar alpha road map series! Today Natasha and Ben once again join forces to bring you details of the latest exciting update, the political senate endgame. This is an early look at gameplay from our upcoming co-op city builder, currently in alpha and scheduled to launch in 2021. This is just one of many future updates coming to the alpha test, as we build out core features and prepare for a full launch next year. We note important community feedback daily and try to implement it if possible, so if you’d like to help us make Romans: Age of Caesar the best game it can be just go to PlayRomans and sign up today! Continue reading

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Romans Combat Update

We’ve just launched Combat 2.0, a brand new update for our co-op city builder Romans: Age of Caesar! This new update not only adds exciting and unique tactical powers, but also a completely redesigned Empire Map to secure make your impending domination over nearby lands. With key game revisions and balances added to the mix, Romans: Age of Caesar is growing into a thrilling multiplayer adventure spanning ancient Rome and beyond. Continue reading

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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 Studios in 2020

As is now a yearly YouTube tradition, Firefly Studios starts the year by looking at the months of productive game dev ahead for our two upcoming games: Stronghold: Warlords and Romans: Age of Caesar! So join Nick as he takes you through all the exciting plans we have for both our East Asian castle sim and Roman co-op city builder in 2020.

After a packed 2019 Stronghold: Warlords is on track to be one of the best Strongholds yet. Armed with the classic RTS-sim gameplay of its predecessors, the core Stronghold dev team has spent the last few months implementing brand new mechanics, upping the ante with animations and of course making sure besieging feels as satisfying as ever. Now that we have our first foot planted firmly in this new decade we plan to move forward, squashing bugs and adding new features with video deep dives to accompany each major update.

While granaries are set alight from gunpowder experiments and Mongols harass local farmers, half way across the world in a small south London studio Rome is of course also being rebuilt! The other half of Firefly Studios is also waist high in game dev, with Romans: Age of Caesar in development as the first ever online cooperative city builder! With our second alpha now well under way, with more major updates coming soon, we are nearly ready to showcase our first ever gameplay trailer! So make sure you’ve hit that subscribe button with notifications on to be the first to see it.