Firefly Studios today announces a new kind of online game:‘Stronghold Kingdoms’.

28th May, 2009

Besiege the castle that’s never been taken, overthrow tyrants, bankroll your factions war effort, pillage your neighbour’s resources, peacefully raise sheep or do it all! The choice is yours in a wide ranging simulation of medieval life, played out in real time against thousands of online opponents striving for power and glory.

A unique hybrid of web and PC based gaming brings online interactivity and community together with a richly depicted medieval world of thriving villages and dramatic battles. Build a kingdom over days and weeks. A mix of real time gameplay with long term planning, bring a truly novel twist to the Strategy genre.

A huge range of stats and rankings give every player something to aim for, whether it’s‘Besieger of the month’ or‘Apple farmer of the day’!

Join a medieval social network! Factions and elections, liege lords and their vassals, all provide a real sense of structured community.

Whilst strong and well planned castles are at the heart of any lord’s domain, players can also specialise via a vast research tree. Starting out as a humble peasant, each promotion brings research points to spend on becoming the best in as many areas as you wish, trading, diplomacy, warfare, farming and more, as the player seeks to control the local parish, county and beyond. As their power grows, players can eventually join in a country wide war for the Crown.

Classic Stronghold goes online in a world where players can, Build, Besiege, Pillage, Farm, Explore, Research, Vote, Trade, Banquet, Fight and much, much more. Many unannounced and surprising game features will be revealed in the coming months…

…to keep up with Stronghold Kingdoms, visit

www.strongholdkingdoms.com.

Soon we’ll have you eating roast ox with the Sheriff of Nottingham!

Quotes

“Stronghold Kingdoms is the game I’ve always wanted to play, ever since I was a boy staring up at castles!” Simon Bradbury - Designer

“My scouts are the fastest and always will be!”– Paul Harris– Producer

“What is exciting about Stronghold Kingdoms is not only are we taking Stronghold online and massively multiplayer, but we are funding this ourselves as an independent developer” Eric Ouellette - CEO

About Firefly Studios

Firefly Studios is a computer and video games development company, formed in 1999. The company has produced a number of high profile and commercially successful strategy games including the 5 million unit selling Stronghold series. Firefly is currently working on a number of PC and next Gen console titles and has offices in the United Kingdom and United States. For more information, please visit our website at www.fireflyworlds.com

Contact

press@fireflyworlds.com


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