Get 30% extra Crowns or win $30 of Card Packs and Premium by helping us celebrate the release of Stronghold Kingdoms on iOS!
While the Android version of Stronghold Kingdoms arrives in two weeks’ time on August 31st, the game is NOW AVAILABLE on iPhone and iPad! From today you can play the full PC game on your iOS device of choice, with new touch controls and cross-play between mobile and desktop:
Existing players and new Lords can now take their castle anywhere and to celebrate we have a new trailer, launch sale and giveaway!
Enter our Facebook launch giveaway for the chance to win the following Stronghold Kingdoms prizes:
How to Enter:
50 lucky players will be selected at random to receive the above prizes. These will be allocated directly to their account on Monday via the provided Kingdoms username.
Players who purchase Crowns before August 19th will also be awarded 30% extra as part of our iOS launch Flash Sale! Simply select your payment method of choice, Crown packet and whether you want to send these as a gift. Any purchase made will be topped up with a 30% Crown bonus, this lasting 48 hours from the beginning of the sale at midnight on launch day.
This offer is now active and will last until the weekend, when the clocks in Stronghold Kingdoms strike midnight on Saturday morning. Don’t miss out! Buy before 00:00 GMT on August 19th to claim your extra Crowns.
Watch as we go head-to-head in our clash of the platforms! See the first ever village, castle and world map gameplay on Android. more...
Paul and Nick do battle in our latest video release! ‘iOS vs Android’ shows both platforms running side by side in real time, giving you a first look at gameplay from the Android version of the game as an added bonus. Situated in the same parish, our two developers come together in an attempt to build and besiege their way to glory in just 15 minutes.
Be sure to watch the video in its entirety for village building, castle construction, world map gameplay and a dramatic siege or two! It’s Samsung S6 versus iPhone 6 in this battle of the platforms, giving you an idea of what it’ll be like to play on phone or tablet come August 17th on iOS and August 31st on Android. Whether you’re playing on desktop, laptop, tablet or phone, Stronghold Kingdoms will allow you to challenge online rivals however you choose.
With all major game features present across each version of the game, Stronghold Kingdoms on mobile is designed as the full PC experience on your mobile device. It’s Stronghold Kingdoms in your pocket, so get ready to besiege from work, school and countless other places you probably shouldn’t be using your phone!
Stronghold Kingdoms comes to mobile next month with cross-play and brand new touch controls!
It gives us great pleasure to finally announce that the all-new mobile version of Stronghold Kingdoms will be coming to iOS on August 17th and Android shortly after on August 31st:
Our first ever Stronghold game on mobile and first major mobile release, at launch Stronghold Kingdoms will be the full game players know and love on their mobile device of choice. These new iOS and Android versions of the game will feature all major features from the desktop version, as well as new touch controls and cross-platform play between iOS, Android, PC and Mac.
As you know existing players will be able to download and play Stronghold Kingdoms using their current PC or Mac account, taking their castle on the go and laying siege to rivals from anywhere they choose. New players are invited to join the hundreds of thousands of Lords and Ladies already playing Stronghold Kingdoms on PC and Mac, joining forces or going head to head!
Anyone who pre-registers before launch will also receive a ‘Baron’s Beginner Bundle’ of in-game loot as soon as the game launches on their platform of choice. This starter pack of in-game loot should appeal to all players with a mix of strategy card packs, premium tokens and card points to kick start their medieval domination! Please note that players will only receive this bundle when their selected version of the game launches and may have to use the official Kingdoms website to redeem their code.
Following the launch of USA 4 last week, thousands of Lords and Ladies have stormed the shores of the newest Stronghold Kingdoms Era world! To celebrate this new beginning, we are giving away juicy prizes to 50 players who participated in the USA 4 Launch Giveaway on Facebook. We thank everyone who has spread the word of USA 4 through sharing, liking and commenting on our USA 4 Facebook post and we are happy to announce the lucky winners:
Woltiure, La mole, Ticktackredcoboy, Srkainz, ABD AL KADER, USSKIRIT0, sumpfi123, Pomyx, krekeriitis, Queen Boli, Evagrius The Wild, Kapuce, BakuSkunDemolition, Donna53, Luxcustos, Carendith, Hiko1240, Thormon, muhammetcfa, Firefly258, Sweetleaf420, HitzSPB, Darrynreyes, WARITWILLBE, AlwaysSlayin-DI, L0rdyF, Mouthwords, UlTrAaSlAn, WHOFLUNGPOOH, Nova Ultimate, plm1997, boogerlicious, sadrazamsnatcher, Khelbengr, metroman, Baisonist, Len325418, coolabhi27, SirNatetheGreat, walter7, S4t4nH4x, DeP07, Lord Steven III, peam5858, pruff1313, Gwinivier, erpapi2, AmazonPrime, Sir Bent, Lord Pofiderius
The above players have received the following items in their Stronghold Kingdoms account:
• 10 Random Card Packs
• 3 Super Random Packs
• 2 Ultimate Random Packs
• 1 Premium Token (30 Day)
You’ve not joined USA 4 yet? Log in now to be among the first to take over the 11 Kingdoms of a medieval USA!
Like and Share the news on Facebook to win Card Packs and dominate this new Era World!
As the third Era world in Stronghold Kingdoms, USA 4 brings updated gameplay mechanics to this new continent! Join thousands of eager Lords and Ladies as they flock to populate the diverse terrain of a medieval America and fight your way to the top of 11 separate Kingdoms. With a revised set of rules and new gameplay mechanics affecting politics, religion and warfare, USA 4 offers a unique spin on a familiar map.
To boost your humble settlement and celebrate your arrival on this new world, we are giving away mighty card packs to 50 lucky players! All you need to do for your chance to win is:
1. Like the Stronghold Kingdoms on Facebook
2. Share the ‘USA 4 Now Live’ post
3. Comment on the above post (Don’t forget to include your Kingdoms username!)
With a bit of luck you will be randomly chosen as one of 50 fortuitous players to receive the following in-game prizes:
• 10 Random Card Packs
• 3 Super Random Packs
• 2 Ultimate Random Packs
• 1 Premium Token (30 Day)
Our 50 winners will be selected, announced and awarded on Monday July 3rd, so make sure to come back and keep an eye out for your name on Facebook and in the client news feed!
Good Luck on USA 4!
Opens to the Kingdoms community on Thursday 29th June at 14:00 GMT with a launch giveaway on Facebook!
As the first wave of ships is spotted on the horizon it is clear… The Lords of Stronghold Kingdoms will soon set foot on a new North American continent! Players hoping to establish a long-lasting home for themselves on the prairies of this new world have less than a week to wait, with USA 4 launching on Thursday 29th June at 14:00 GMT. This alternate reality map of the United States offers a total of 11 kingdoms, each with a throne waiting to be conquered by brave souls such as yourself. Erect a stronghold near your home town, forge unbreakable alliances with neighboring Lords!
Like Europe 4 before it, USA 4 will launch with the new ‘Era’ system featuring significant changes to combat, religion and how you dominate the Glory Race. The Era system has been designed to replace ‘Ages’ in Stronghold Kingdoms, introducing changes to core gameplay from religion and Faith Point caps to voting, combat and the Glory Race itself! Want to know more? Click the link below for an overview of the changes:
To celebrate the opening of USA 4 we’ll be running a special giveaway at launch! To enter all you have to do is:
On Monday 3rd July 50 lucky players will be chosen at random and the following prizes added direct to their Stronghold Kingdoms account:
Don’t forget to enter on Thursday and keep an eye on the client news to see if you’re a winner!
Watch as our Lead Programmer details exactly how we’re updating Stronghold Kingdoms for iOS and Android!
The new mobile version of Stronghold Kingdoms is fast approaching, Sire! Last month we shared a first look at the early game, specifically the tutorial with its new controls, challenges and rewards. Today we let our coders demonstrate the look and feel of the game on tablets and smartphones, for you veteran Lords looking to dive straight into the more advanced gameplay of Kingdoms.
Click below to watch now!
With new controls and a user interface designed from the ground up for touch, Stronghold Kingdoms on iOS and Android lets you conquer countries and crush mortal enemies from wherever you are! On the bus? At work? Soon it won’t matter where you are and you’ll be able to crush rival lords from the bathroom, classroom or 30,000 feet in the air!
In anticipation of the approaching mobile launch, programmer Matt guides us through the most recent changes with live gameplay of the world map, village management, castle defence, scouting and more.
What’s your favourite design change? What are you most looking forward to from Stronghold Kingdoms on tablets and smartphones? Let us know in the comments!
Don’t forget to pre-register for Kingdoms on mobile for a FREE starter pack at launch on your platform of choice. You’ll also get all the latest news on Stronghold Kingdoms including world launches and new updates!
Can’t wait to play Kingdoms on mobile? Then watch us play through the first ten minutes on iOS and Android!
We take a look at how mobile players will experience new and old game worlds, how they will control the game and what to expect when the game finally leaves soft launch in the near future.
With an enhanced design and a brand-new user interface, the mobile tutorial takes you through the main areas of Stronghold Kingdoms gameplay and rewards you with even more treasures for your journey across the battlefield! Need an additional boost on your quest for the throne? Pre-register today for Stronghold Kingdoms Mobile and receive a juicy Baron’s Beginner’s Bundle at launch!
Want to know more about Kingdoms on mobile? Then watch our rapid-fire question and answer video about the upcoming iOS and Android versions!
As we close in on the release of Kingdoms on mobile it’s as good a time as any to sit down with one of our coders and talk Stronghold! To update players on development, specific features and future plans we’ve answered every question we could find about the game online:
Want to know about cross-platform play, differences from the PC version and what we’ll be adding post-launch? Then click the image above and find out! Your questions on Facebook, tweets and YouTube comments have been collected and put to programmer Matt Smith in the form of a fast-paced community Q&A. Want to know more? Then let us know in the comments! We’ll be paying close attention to see if we’ve missed anything and will address any outstanding queries in the form of a full forum post, which will include more detailed answers for those who want to know the specifics.
Congratulations to the following winners:
Pampet, Maximus Hatayus, Demise, LordHatchet95, Lord Erixon, Beer4me, alexandro_roca, Tressa May, dodgerman20001, Gajdobra, BakuSkunDemolition, roamingfeather, VisceralHawk, paulieCee, CharlyBraun, Seelex, NarutoUzimaki9fox, reisekater01, bielas82, RADZINSKY, mendes8010, Snoopypup12, sadrazamsnatcher, bluefin354, josecarrasco, Alina Starkova, BloodSmurf, Sensenmann_989, pruff1313, hansbaird, 220897, Sir Lachmann, Sweetleaf420, Bikerdog, ZacnySuchar, paulieCee, LADYHEQET, Mr Raiders, MrTLord, THE-SEEKER, KingArtZee, DelEast, redjo20, stealdragow, MadEyeMoody, tutku, Lord_Blackmoonfire, KingLionheart XIV, Meadamaster, kopplex
The winners have been picked at random from the pool of participants of our Facebook Giveaway and have been rewarded with the prizes:
Do you smell that, Sire? That milord is the scent of a new world, of untouched lands and brave blood just waiting to be spilled on virgin battlegrounds. The 33 countries of Europe 4 are in need of a strong King or ruthless Queen. Will YOU be cunning enough to build a historic empire from scratch and take your rightful place on the throne? Might you even be the first Era world monarch? With Europe 4 and the larger Era update, which will apply to all future game worlds, we are replacing the old Age system and improving on core gameplay mechanics throughout the game.
Based on feedback from Lords and Ladies that have battled through the Ages, some even progressing to the Final Age and choosing to end their game world, Ages will be replaced with Eras on future worlds. While similar in structure to Ages, with a total of seven Eras that change with the end of each Glory Race, new Eras will bring forth a fresh change of pace while leaving the political landscape untouched. The new Era system is set to improve the late game experience for battle hardened veterans and novice players alike.
Europe 4 also introduces the following PvP changes, most of which are aimed at finely tuning the early gameplay experience for the established Lords and Ladies of Stronghold Kingdoms:
• Monk abilities used in war and politics begin unlocking at Rank 10 (Thane).
• Players have a Faith Point cap, which increases with each new rank.
• Players are only able to participate in capital elections once they reach Rank 8 (Freeman).
• The village of a player ranked Freeman or below cannot be razed, only captured.
• Razing is limited to players Rank 22 (Prince) and above.
• The cost of razing players ranked below your current level has been increased significantly.
Europe 4 is designed to pave the way for a better, more welcoming game to be enjoyed by established desktop players and new mobile users. Will you adapt to the new strategic landscape and rise to the top or instead watch as the masters of Stronghold Kingdoms burn your pathetic attempt at an empire to the ground?
There’s only one way to find out… Join Europe 4 now!
Gather your forces and prepare for one last push against The Wolf and his henchmen! As we prepare to sunset our first ever PvE focussed game world, the winners will be rewarded with The Wolf’s Hoard:
• 500 Card Points
• 5 Ultimate Random Packs
• 5 Super Random Packs
• 5 Random Packs
• 1 30-Day Premium Token
Thousands of battles, charred villages and glorious victories later, RotW is finally nearing its end. While we’re ready to crown the ultimate RotW champions, it’s up to YOU to decide who will ultimately win and claim the prizes! Since the Wolf has been so easily defeating the player houses in the past several Glory rounds, it’s been difficult to identify a clear leader on the world, thus we’ve decided on a unique win condition for RotW. The House that earns the next and last Glory Race star will be announced as winner of Rise of the Wolf.
We would like to thank everyone who took part in this unique Stronghold Kingdoms experience and announce that it will not be the last of its kind! RotW provided valuable insight into how PvE focussed combat could be a fun twist on the established Kingdoms gameplay.
As a beta test world RotW was never intended to be persistent or to progress through Ages as the other worlds did, leaving us room to alter the gameplay as needed throughout the beta period. While the higher overall of the world discouraged some players from joining, those who did found themselves generously rewarded for their valiant battles against The Wolf and his evil cohorts.
We’re grateful for all the feedback received from the community over the lifetime of RotW. Having learnt a great deal about tailoring the experience to players’ needs, we now look forward to launching a new AI world toward the end of the year that builds on the legacy of RotW and Heretic. With all that we have planned for 2017 including the launch of Kingdoms on mobile and a brand new contest system, which will be available on all game worlds, we feel it is time to end the RotW experiment. The good news is that we can now begin rolling what we’ve learned into a brand new PvE experience, presenting even more opportunities for combat and free cards!
In the meantime new world launches such as that of Europe 4 will offer a fresh playground for war and political intrigue.
May the Best House Win!
Please Note: This is a quick summary of major gameplay changes coming to all new game worlds, starting with Europe 4 next week.
Listening to your feedback in the forums, support tickets and in discussion with the community a few things stand out. Above all else we see requests for new game worlds and discussion surrounding the issue of ‘multiaccounting’, which is why our upcoming gameplay update will address both these things!
As it stands the use of dummy accounts can allow low-level players to exert influence in conflicts between much larger warring Factions and Houses. The reason for this is that the game currently unlocks Monk abilities relatively early on, with no upper limit to the number of Faith Points that can be accumulated.
Starting with the launch of Europe 4 on March 23rd at 3pm GMT, all new game worlds will launch as ‘Era’ worlds to remedy this problem. This new Era system has been designed to replace the ‘Ages’ in Stronghold Kingdoms and will be used in all game worlds from this point on, meaning only existing game worlds will use the legacy Age system. See below for an overview of changes to the core gameplay:
Religion – Monk abilities will begin unlocking at Rank 10 with Interdiction and end with Excommunication at Rank 20. Interdiction upgrades will also only unlock with each new rank and match your current rank. For example, in order to interdict a Marquis you yourself will need to be at the same rank.
Faith Point Cap – Additionally, a rank-based limit on the maximum number of Faith Points a player can accumulate will be implemented. Players’ Faith Point caps will initially be set at 750 and increase at each full rank-up after Rank 8, reaching a maximum of 200,000 points for players ranked Prince and above.
Voting – Currently any player Rank 4 or above is able to vote and run in parish elections. This has made it easier for dummy accounts to take over entire parishes and even delete parish castles. In any new game world players will need to be at least Rank 8 to participate in elections.
Combat – We’ve also made some changes to PvP mechanics on Era worlds, giving new players increased protection from the more destructive aspects of gameplay. That said these will still be a factor for higher ranked players and relevant for newbies once they rank up.
New worlds will operate with the following combat mechanics:
• Players below Rank 8 cannot be razed, only captured.
• Increased costs for razing lower-ranked players.
• Raze is only available to players ranked Prince or above.
Glory Race – Based on player feedback on Ages we have created the aforementioned Era system, which will exist in place of Ages on all new worlds and automate transition between Glory Races. While Eras will work similarly to Ages and still feature Glory Races, changes between Glory Races will be cleaner thanks to the new automated system.
All changes announced in this post will only affect game worlds launched after this point and will not affect existing worlds.