Independence Day Update for Stronghold Kingdoms Adds USA World, New Cards Features & Tutorial Video

LONDON , United Kingdom 4 th July, 2013 – Firefly Studios have released a new update for Stronghold Kingdoms, adding new features in the form of the first USA Game World, as well as new features suggested by the Kingdoms community and a new tutorial video

Whether you are saving up cards for the launch of USA 1 or merely for your enemies to drop their guard, players with a few strategy cards in their deck might appreciate the new features in today’s update, which is now live. Firefly have added three new features for the Cards Screen, making it possible for players to shuffle more precisely through their deck and play that killer card before it’s too late.

First there is the new cards search bar, which provides the Lords and Ladies of Kingdoms with the ability to search by title for cards in their current deck. To do this simply click on the magnifying glass in the top right corner of the Cards Screen and type in any key word from the card title or description. If you’re looking for a stone card you can simply type “stone” and all cards related to stone will appear, but if you are after a specific card and know its name you can type that in too. Second is the new “Buy and Play” option for cards, which allows players to perform both actions in a single click. Third is a new Cards Screen filter which displays all recently played cards. We’re hoping this will be of assistance to players in the midst of war, but also on the economic side to players building up additional villages.

In addition several smaller additions have been made to the game in response to suggestions from the community. A warning now appears when Quest rewards and Market purchases would be partially wasted, due to insufficient storage space, and new tooltips have been added to the Faction sidebar, providing extra help for new players.

A full list of Patch Notes can be found here - http://bit.ly/1aFmiOl

A new tutorial video for Strategy Cards has also been created - http://bit.ly/shkcards

More information on Stronghold Kingdoms can be found at www.strongholdkingdoms.com. We can be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/strongholdkingdoms and on Twitter @shkingdoms.

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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