London, UK – 1 st March, 2012 – Firefly Studios, creators of the Stronghold series and free-to-play MMORTS Stronghold Kingdoms, are proud to announce the launch of the game’s third English-language game world.
‘World 3’ was launched yesterday, on February 29 th at approximately 20:30 UTC, in response to sharply rising player numbers. This increase coincides with the opening up of several avenues for new users in 2012, such as the new ‘Invite a Friend’ feature, which proved instantly popular with players. Stronghold Kingdoms now has well over 400,000 registered users, with players accessing their kingdoms from more than 100 different countries. Firefly hopes World 3 will be the first of many new frontiers in 2012.
“Since launch fierce wars have raged over Kingdoms’ contested lands” said Simon Bradbury, CEO and Lead Designer at Firefly Studios. “We’re now at a point however where we have so many new players coming in, that it was time for a whole new world. The new territories will pave the way for a fresh set of Kings, Houses and in-game politics, which will give us whole new set of epic battles and stories to be told”.
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.