London , UK – 24 th May, 2012 – Firefly Studios, creators of the Stronghold series and free-to-play MMORTS Stronghold Kingdoms, have completely revamped the game’s Coat of Arms Designer with a new interface, customisation options and full in-game integration.
Kingdoms players have designed nearly 150,000 Coats of Arms since the game entered Beta in 2010. Today’s update brings every one of these shields into the game, where they will feature on the world map, player leaderboards, profile screen and on all in-game mail. This allows players to easily identify approaching threats, show off their shield on the leaderboards and stamp in-game mail with their personal emblem.
The designer tool itself has been completely rebuilt to fully integrate with the game. Customization has been expanded, giving Lords and Ladies more freedom than ever to express themselves. Players now have the ability to rotate, flip, shrink, enlarge and place designs anywhere they want on their in-game shield. The number of designs and symbols has also grown to over 200, which are unlocked as players play the game and rank up. Add this to the 32 available colours and there are literally billions of possible combinations.
Firefly plans to add over 300 Charges, Subordinary, Ordinary and Field designs for players to earn and unlock, as well as a Quests system which will reward players with new designs. To start designing their new coat of arms players simply need to log-in and click on their shield.
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.