OUT NOW – STRONGHOLD KINGDOMS ANDROID

We are proud to have finally released Stronghold Kingdoms on Google Play! As promised the Android version of Kingdoms arrives more or less alongside iOS, with a two week gap between releases providing a little breathing room. This has allowed us to make sure each launch goes as smoothly as possible and we do appreciate your patience with this minor delay. From today can go head-to-head or join forces with other players on iOS, PC and Mac, with the ability to log in using your existing account. Compatible with Android 5.0 (Lollipop) or later, Stronghold Kingdoms on Android is the full game on mobile with new touch controls and full cross-platform play.

When downloading Kingdoms on Android you will notice that the app icon currently has a ‘Beta’ label across it. This is because we feel the Android build isn’t quite up to the same standard as iOS, specifically with regards to optimisation on select devices. The relatively few devices on iOS and our small team are a few reasons for this, but we also started Android development later. Development actually began after iOS was announced, as a direct response to requests from players asking for Android support. The Android love was clear from that moment on and we eventually decided it would be better to release a playable build alongside iOS than to delay the release a second time.

If you’d like to know more our ‘iOS vs Android’ video released at the start of this month should give you an idea of how each version plays at launch. So while we are aware there is still some work to be done you can expect frequent updates to the app with your feedback in mind. We hope you enjoy Kingdoms on Android and look forward to new features and worlds coming in the near future!

Watch the trailer here.

Out Now – Stronghold Kingdoms iOS

The new mobile version of Stronghold Kingdoms is finally available on the iOS App Store and will be coming Google Play on August 31st. This is both Firefly Studios’ first mobile release and the first ever Stronghold game to come to mobile, making it a massive milestone for us! Stronghold Kingdoms is completely free to play and includes all main gameplay features of the game on PC and Mac. Kingdoms on mobile is the full game with new touch controls and cross-platform play between iOS, PC, Mac and Android once that version is made available.

While new mobile players will have to register for a full Kingdoms account in-game after downloading the app, existing players can simply download and log in using their registered email and password. With the full game playable on mobile, players can switch between each version of the game at will! Whether you join forces with your mobile brethren or go head-to-head in a clash of the platforms is up to you. Either way you can now access your castle from work, school, home and even while you’re on vacation. Our first mobile release is a huge achievement for Firefly and we can’t wait to hear what you think of it!

Following the release of Stronghold Kingdoms on Android in two weeks’ time players can expect updates for all versions of the game. While certain mobile improvements may make their way into the PC game we also have major features, new game worlds and a wealth of quality of life improvements planned for veteran Kingdoms players.

Watch the trailer here.

15 Years of Stronghold

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sh15It seems like only yesterday that The Boy, aided by his faithful counsellor Sir Longarm, rose up against The Wolf and his evil henchmen. A decade and a half has now passed since Stronghold was first released in stores and since then we have besieged both famous and fictional castles together in medieval Europe, the Crusades-era Middle East and Arthurian kingdoms. More

Tournament Highlights

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Much (virtual) blood was spilled on the deserts of the Holy Land in ‘Crush The Champions!’, our most challenging Stronghold Crusader 2 tournament yet. Twelve brave Stronghold warriors clashed heads, with a mix of series veterans and new blood fighting tooth and nail to win. Teams of two faced off against brave solo players across four specially selected maps, during what turned out to be an intense weekend! More

April Update

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We have just released an update to address a couple of issues experienced by some players. Clocking in at a minuscule 3.4 MB today’s update is more of a hotfix solution, fixing the “Fetchez La Vache” achievement and adding an options_override file. The latter is for players experiencing issues when saving game options such as saved games. For more information please read on.
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Steam Free Weekend

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The full Stronghold Crusader 2 base game is currently FREE to download and play this weekend on Steam and the game is also 80% off until Monday. Every player with a Steam account now has access to the single player campaigns, multiplayer and all secondary modes such as free build! More

Steam Sale & New Update

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To celebrate the start of the Steam Lunar New Year Sale we have just released a small update adding three extra skirmish maps to the game!  Punish complacent players in Around The Cross by claiming the higher ground, adapt to your environment in A Long River or control vital supply lines on Fire Fight! This update is completely free and will download automatically via the Steam client. More

New DLC, Maps & Optimisations

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Due to popular demand we have released the Delivering Justice and Freedom Fighters mini-campaigns on Steam! Formerly a pre-order exclusive and made available later as part of the Ultimate Edition, we have released these mini-DLCs so that all players can complete their Crusader 2 collection. Achievement hunters and Stronghold veterans can now pick up each DLC individually for $0.99, £0.99 or €0.99. More

Mini-Campaign DLC

enFor over a year now the learning campaigns ‘Delivering Justice’ and ‘Freedom Fighters’ have remained exclusive to those who pre-ordered Stronghold Crusader 2 or purchased the Ultimate Edition, released last month. After the release we saw a significant number of requests to make these campaigns available for purchase by existing owners of the base game and we now have good news: The mini-campaigns will soon be available on Steam!

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Steam Autumn Sale

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It is time. Do you feel that uncontrollable desire to grow your already gargantuan Steam Library? Do you dream of owning countless indie games, bundles and heavily discounted AAA titles? Good news! Firefly Studios are taking part in the sale that absolutely no one saw coming: the Steam Autumn Sale! More