Grapevine, TX - December 2nd, 2011 - 7sixty and Firefly Studios are pleased to announce that since Stronghold 3 launched this fall, a keep full of new features and improvements has been added to the medieval castle builder to enhance the gaming experience. The latest is the 'experimentation panel' which allows players to put their stronghold to the test in the Free Build mode.

"Although Stronghold 3 wasn't designed with a skirmish mode in mind," said Simon Bradbury, lead designer, "we have listened to what the fans have been saying, so beefed up the Free Build mode to give players lots more flexibility and the ability to have increasingly powerful invasions attack their castle."

Castle builders will be able to access the experimentation panel after downloading the latest patch from December 2nd. The new controls open up a whole host of options, including differently sized siege armies to strike your carefully crafted castle, the ability to add random events, a dynamic difficulty setting that can be changed on the fly and the sneaky opportunity to 'cheat' by giving yourself more honor or gold (The Wolf would approve of this black hearted gameplay).

The experimentation panel is just one of a host of improvements added to the title since launch, others include: difficulty options to allow weakling lords to progress through the single-player mode, speed controls to get peasants working faster than ever, a King of the Hill multiplayer mode and larger maps in the map creator.

Stronghold 3 is available for PC now in stores and from digital retailers. For more information on the game head to or for details on 7sixty's other titles,

About 7sixty

Formed in 2011 to meet the demands of today’s consumers for high quality and innovative titles, 7sixty is working with talented developers to provide players with unique and enjoyable experiences on a range of formats, including consoles, home computers, smart phones and tablets. Each title will have a clear digital road-map that aims to expand their longevity, consumer reach and community interaction. 7sixty has offices in Grapevine, Texas and Leicester, UK.

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 Stronghold series. Firefly has experience developing PC, console and MMO titles and has offices in the United Kingdom and United States. For more information, please visit our website at


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