Summer Update Adds Quests, Prize Wheel to Stronghold Kingdoms

London , UK09 th August, 2012 – Firefly Studios, creators of the second most popular free-to-play game on Steam, have just released a new Summer Update for Stronghold Kingdoms, adding Quests and a prize-giving Quest Wheel.

Over 150 unique Quests have been added to Stronghold Kingdoms with a free Summer Update aimed at enriching the gameplay experience for low and high-level players of the popular Castle MMO. Previously limited to a single tutorial quest, the new Quests system challenges players to master all of the game’s disciplines. From gathering intelligence on neighbouring Lords and clearing your parish of wolf lairs, to erecting castle walls within a time limit and even taking down The Wolf. The player will gain new quests as they rank up and complete available quests, with more difficult tasks, time limits and conditions being imposed as the easier quests are completed and cast aside. Quests can be viewed, accepted and abandoned from the Quests Screen, which is accessible in-game by clicking on the grail icon in the top menu bar. This feature is available to all players as soon as they start the game.

Also making its debut is the Quest Wheel, which awards players with prizes to use in-game, ranging from a single pack of strategy cards to a half million Gold. Spins on the Quest Wheel are earned by completing certain quests, after which they can be spent instantly or stockpiled for future use. The Quest Wheel has 5 different levels, each with its own set of riches to be won, the very best prizes only available to players ranked Duke, Duchess or higher. Tweaks have also been made to the Cards Screen, with a new sorting function making it easier for players to play card quickly and decisively.

Quests make their long-awaited debut in preparation for Stronghold Kingdom’s full GM release, which promises to add another layer of polish to the game with new music and sound effects.

More information on Stronghold Kingdoms and Firefly Studios can be found at www.strongholdkingdoms.com and www.fireflyworlds.com. Kingdoms can be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/StrongholdKingdoms 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 www.fireflyworlds.com or follow @fireflyworlds on Twitter.

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