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Firefly Joins One Special Day

On September 28th Firefly Studios will begin a second ‘Crusade for SpecialEffect’! For 24 hours all proceeds from our fan-favourite Crusader games will be donated to this amazing charity for One Special Day. That means 100% of Steam revenue from Stronghold Crusader HD, Stronghold Crusader 2 and all associated DLC will be used to help fund SpecialEffect’s ongoing quest for inclusiveness and accessibility in gaming.

In addition to this day-long pledge, we are also planning giveaways and other promotions on the day, generally doing everything we can to spread the word of One Special Day!

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Top 5 Custom Maps

This week Aaron guides you through another edition of Firefly Studio’s favourite Stronghold user made maps! We travel from the sandy beaches of Crusader 2’s Westeros to Avatar’s Earth Kingdom in Stronghold 2: Steam Edition, leaving a trail of sieges and battles in our wake. Treading new paths in some hidden jewels from the Steam Workshop, these are some of the best maps that Firefly recommends for all those who have battled through every title of the Stronghold series:

1. Legend of Green Man
2. Oasis Duel
3. Earth Kingdom, Avatar
4. Fair Trade
5. Westeros Central

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The Making Of Stronghold Crusader

Why choose the Crusades as a setting? What was it like developing a new Stronghold game in a single year? How did Firefly Studios deal with the pressure of following up on their breakout hit Stronghold?

We find new questions, stories, insights and box art secrets in this latest ‘Making Of’ interview with Simon Bradbury (Lead Designer on Stronghold: Crusader) and Firefly veteran Paul Harris (Senior Producer). Nick leads us through the basics of living up to publisher expectation and also those of their newfound community of players way back in 2002. 15 years later Simon and Paul look back on what went on to become the fan-favourite Stronghold title still discovered today on Steam and GOG thanks to a new generation of players with a desire to build an impregnable stronghold and destroy those of their friends.

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Top 5 Community Strongholds

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’!

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Stronghold Update – New HD Patch

A free update has been released for Stronghold HD and Stronghold Crusader HD. The new 1.4 patch adds support for new resolutions, localized campaign maps and a few long overdue bug fixes! The new patch for both HD Stronghold games was released earlier this morning as an automatic update on Steam and will be followed by additional patches for our games, Steam Edition upgrades and new Stronghold games on PC and mobile.

Don’t have the games on Steam? Follow these links to download the latest non-Steam updates for Stronghold HD and Stronghold Crusader HD!

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