Stronghold Kingdoms Still the 2nd Most Popular Free-to-Play Game on Steam

London , UK10 th September, 2012 – Firefly Studios today announced that Stronghold Kingdoms has remained the second most popular free-to-play game on Steam for over six months.

Stronghold Kingdoms has made a name for itself on the Steam platform since its launch on the service six months ago. Claiming the number two spot in Steam’s free-to-play section ahead of titles like APB Reloaded and Age of Empires Online, Kingdoms has remained the second most popular free-to-play game for more than six months now.

Instantly popular with Steam users and showing few signs of slowing down, Kingdoms has managed to hold off against newcomers to the free-to-play space. Well-received games like Tribes: Ascend and Blacklight: Retribution have since entered the charts, but have done little to dethrone Kingdoms from its spot at number two. The game has even managed to break into the overall top ten played games on Steam, a chart that includes popular Steam choices like Dota 2, Counter-Strike and ARMA II, required to play the popular Day-Z game modification.

To mark the occasion Firefly has released the first in a series of tutorial videos for Kingdoms, designed to help new players. Recent additions to the game include a new Quests system and several new worlds, with the intention to bring Kingdoms to new platforms and territories. The game currently has over one million registered users.

Stronghold Kingdoms – Tutorial 01 – The Map

More information on Stronghold Kingdoms and Firefly Studios can be found at and Kingdoms can be found on Facebook at and on Twitter @SHKingdoms. Alternatively you can follow @AskTheWolf to be insulted by a psychotic medieval warlord.

About Stronghold Kingdoms

Stronghold Kingdoms is the medieval online castle game. Join hundreds of thousands of players in a rich world of Lords, Ladies, Bumpkins and Barons as you build your village, research new technology and strive to be the greatest in the land. Construct mighty castles to defend your lands against insolent intruders, develop your economy and trade your way to victory, lead your fellow noblemen to war and control of the Kingdom. Build, besiege, pillage, farm, explore, research, vote, trade and banquet your way to the throne!

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. Firefly has offices in the UK and US. For more information please visit their website at or follow @fireflyworlds on Twitter.



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