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The Making of Stronghold Legends

How did Firefly Studios take Stronghold beyond the history books into the realm of magic and fantasy? What was it like designing a medieval strategy game where units could climb or even fly straight over castle walls? Why does the ice dwarf bare an uncanny resemblance to Diego Maradona? Find out the answers to all these questions and more in our latest entry in the ‘Making of Stronghold’ series!

Producer Paul and Lead Designer Simon Bradbury take us through their memories, anecdotes and insights from development of arguably the most left-field Stronghold game released to date. Nick leads the discussion through the game’s inception, combat, units and unique production challenges as our developers look back fondly the title. Featuring new information about the game’s development, sequel speculation and even new information about our next Stronghold game, you’ll want to watch this week’s video all the way through.

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Stronghold Legends Workshop Competition

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.

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Firefly Joins the New Humble Bundle!

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!

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Stronghold Halloween Update

A terrible spell has been cast over your (mostly) innocent peasants with the arrival of our Stronghold 2 and Stronghold Legends Halloween updates! Something horrible has happened to your faithful subjects, their once endearing visage twisted and corrupted by the artists at Firefly Studios. Your only hope is to resist the temptation to hollow out and decorate their new noggins, instead putting them to work away from your corrupted keep. You could try burning your problems away with the new wholly cosmetic green wildfire, although we’re told the curse can only be lifted by those who cast it…

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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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New Steam Editions

We are pleased to announce that Stronghold Legends and Stronghold 2 are being updated! Stronghold Legends: Steam Edition will release next month with with Steam multiplayer, achievements, exclusive maps, trading cards and all bonus DLC content, with Stronghold 2: Steam Edition to follow in 2017. Both games will be a FREE update for anyone who currently owns them on Steam, as part of the Stronghold Collection. Continue reading