Firefly Studios have announced that Stronghold Kingdoms is coming to iPad and iPhone, and that a new Stronghold title will be coming to PC.
“A recent GDC survey showed a significant swing toward PC development for mobile devs, this isn’t the case for Firefly. Smart devices are missing out on deeper strategy experiences like Stronghold Kingdoms and we see a gap for our unique style of hardcore strategy”, said Simon Bradbury, Creative Director at Firefly Studios. “We’re bringing Stronghold to mobile without any concessions. Kingdoms will be the full game on iPad and iPhone, with extra features like cross-platform play with PC and Mac users and a totally redesigned UI for touch control”.
Currently available for PC and Mac, Stronghold Kingdoms will be the first game of its kind on the App Store. A fully fledged strategy MMO featuring classic Stronghold gameplay in massive persistent game worlds, Kingdoms allows players to dominate whole countries if they choose to. Working as part of a Faction or House, each feudal Lord must expand their empire and specialise as a farmer, trader, diplomat or warlord using the in-game tech tree. Each player castle can be sieged in real time and every village raided for supplies, as players reach for the throne and domination of Europe.
Revealing more about the series’ long-term trajectory, Firefly also announced plans for a future entry in the Stronghold series on PC. Currently without an official title, the next traditional Stronghold game is planned as a standalone release intended to satisfy long-time fans. Keen to let followers of the series know that Stronghold has a future on both mobile and PC, Firefly is currently reaching out to players for their ideas and wish list requests for future titles.
Players can prepare for the upcoming iOS launch and start building their kingdom immediately, by downloading the game for free on PC or Mac: www.strongholdkingdoms.com