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Stronghold Kingdoms

Thu 28 May 2009 1:40pm GMT / 9:40am EDT / 6:40am PDT

Castle-based MMO spanning PC and Web in the works at Firefly Studios.

28th May, 2009

Besiege the castle thats never been taken, overthrow tyrants, bankroll your factions war effort, pillage your neighbours 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 its 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 lords 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 well have you eating roast ox with the Sheriff of Nottingham!

Quotes

Stronghold Kingdoms is the game Ive 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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