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Stronghold & Chill – Natasha (Community Management)

Stronghold & Chill returns this week with a very special episode introducing newest member of the Firefly Studios team Natasha! She will be joining the Marketing team here at Firefly primarily as a Community Manager, hanging out on social media answering fan questions and taking player feedback. Maybe you just want to learn what a Community Manager does, or perhaps you need to know what this may mean in regards to Aaron’s hilarious answers to YouTube comments. Well, this episode has all that and more as we iron our what’s going to be happening with Firefly’s community engagement going forward. Continue reading

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Stronghold Showcase – Game of Thrones Edition

This week we celebrate the Game of Thrones Season 8 premiere with a special edition of the Stronghold Showcase. Spanning two decades of Stronghold, from Stronghold HD to Crusader 2, we explore five different recreations of (in)famous Westeros castles and keeps. So if you’ve ever desired to defend The Wall against a horde of Wildlings, or simply looking to conquer the entirety of the continent to seat yourself on the Iron Throne, we’ve got you covered in this Game of Thrones edition of the Stronghold Showcase. Continue reading

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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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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.

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Firefly in 2019 (Stronghold Next & New Project!)

Today Firefly Studios’ resident Stronghold insider Nick returns to reveal our strategy gaming plans for 2019. Not only will you be feasting your eyes on our Stronghold Next reveal this spring, you’ll also be getting a brand new game announcement next week!

Today we’re thrilled to reveal not only that our Stronghold Next reveal is planned for the spring, but also that we’re taking Stronghold to E3! You can expect to see a lot of Stronghold Next this year starting with the world’s best known gaming expo and we can’t wait to show you what we’ve been working on. In addition you can expect an official Stronghold Discord, feature length documentary, behind the scenes videos and plenty of raw gameplay.

For our other fans we have a brand new game reveal planned for next week, as well as plenty of Stronghold Kingdoms updates. Our new title will be another historical strategy game featuring classic Firefly gameplay mixed with a few new innovations, so stick around for the full announcement! Kingdoms players meanwhile can look forward to a healthy dose of updates, new worlds, tournaments and more throughout the year.

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Stronghold Challenge – Episode 1

Join Aaron & Nick for some intense Stronghold 2: Steam Edition action as they premiere the first episode of the Stronghold Challenge! Watch as Firefly’s devs tackle a series of community-suggested challenges in the first of our Challenge series on our official Firefly YouTube channel. This week Aaron takes on numerous Sir Williams before switching gear to take on Olaf and others in one of our favourite community-created maps. This is all while Nick answers your most pressing Stronghold Next questions over the course of our hour-long stream!