Almost a Million Gifts Handed Out in Stronghold Kingdoms over Christmas

London , UK11 th January, 2012 – Over the Christmas period Firefly Studios gave away almost 1,000,000 in-game strategy cards in the Stronghold Kingdoms Christmas Giveaway.

Upon login players of the free-to-play persistent online strategy game were greeted to over two weeks of free prizes and festive cheer. In that time a massive 750,000 cards were snatched up and 13,000 rare premium tokens were handed out to Lords and Ladies of English, German, French and Russian descent. The competition was made available across all game worlds and lasted until 1 st January 2012.

Paul Harris, Producer on Stronghold Kingdoms was ecstatic about the response from users. “This is the first event of its kind in Kingdoms and to have such an overwhelmingly positive response from players means a lot to us. You can certainly look forward to more community activity like this from Firefly in 2012”. Over 42,000 players took part in the competition, winning up to 100 strategy cards each.

More information about Stronghold Kingdoms and Firefly Studios can be found at and Kingdoms can be found on Facebook at and on Twitter @shkingdoms.

About Stronghold Kingdoms

Stronghold Kingdoms  is a unique free-to-play MMORTS that combines PC and web-based gaming, bringing online interactivity and community together in a richly depicted medieval world of thriving villages and dramatic castle battles. Players can enjoy classic Stronghold gameplay and graphics while they build, besiege, pillage, farm, explore, research, vote, trade and banquet their way to the top.

About Firefly Studios

Firefly Studios is an independent PC game developer specialising in real-time strategy and MMO titles. Formed in 1999 by Simon Bradbury and Eric Ouellette, the company has brought to market a number of high profile and commercially successful strategy games, including the Stronghold series with lifetime sales of over five million. They have offices in the UK and US. For more information please visit their website at or follow @FireFlyWorlds on Twitter.


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