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.
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.
It 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
Pay what you want or beat the average and get more than seven awesome titles in the latest Humble Bundle! We’ve joined forces with our friends at Humble to bring you Crusader 2 (and many other excellent games) at their lowest ever price! It’s completely up to you how much you pay and where your money goes. You can send it all to the hard working developers, awesome charities or all-around great human beings at Humble as a tip for their great work. The important thing here is that YOU can get CHEAP VIDEOGAMES.
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
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.
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
Last weekend twelve brave warriors competed in our latest Stronghold Crusader 2 tournament. ‘Crush the Champions!’ pitted four teams of two against four solo players in the ultimate test of Stronghold strategy and mastery of RTS gameplay. After 16 hard-fought matches in the desert our tireless warriors can now rest in peace, while those who emerged victories can enjoy their prizes! More
After an avalanche of applications for our ‘Crush the Champions!’ tournament we have randomly selected 12 lucky contestants to take part. Each will be given the opportunity to do one of two things: Demonstrate their superior solo tactical skills or prove that teamwork is the ultimate weapon. More
Do YOU have what it takes to defeat a team of two bloodthirsty challengers in a special handicap match? Perhaps you’d rather be on the other side… Challenging some of the greatest veteran Lords in Stronghold history with a teammate at your side. More