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October 31, 2018

Compete with fellow Lords, climb new leaderboards and reap mighty rewards in our latest gameplay update!

Jump into your favourite game world and begin your ascent in Stronghold Kingdoms’ first ever ‘Tourney’ time-limited event! Not sure what to do? Watch the new video where Nick demonstrates exactly how tournaments work:

What is a ‘Tourney’?
Tourneys are limited-time contests in which players across all game worlds (not including special worlds such as Rise of the Wolf) compete in various in-game PvE activities for fame and in-game loot. Starting with ‘Canine Control’ each Tourney will cover a unique aspect of gameplay, making each facet of Stronghold Kingdoms even more rewarding!

I’m just a Bumpkin… How can I compete with a Prince?
You won’t have to! To give all players a fair chance at earning rewards each Tourney is divided into three leaderboards, the one you compete in dictated by your player rank. If you rank up across one of these boundaries during the course of a Tourney your score will be transferred to the new leaderboard:

  • Commoners (Rank 11 and Under)
  • Gentry (Ranks 12 to 17)
  • Nobility (Rank 18 and Above)

How do I enter a Tourney?
That’s the easiest part of all! There is no button to press, invitation to accept or Gods to appease, simply log in and play Stronghold Kingdoms as normal. Once you take an action related to the current Tourney (e.g. Kill a wolf during ‘Canine Control’) you are automatically entered into the Tourney and added to the leaderboard.

Right. Now what about those prizes?
In each leaderboard players compete for one of three prize bands. The first two bands are based on a player’s position on the leaderboards at the end of a Tourney, with the third awarded to all players who fulfill a minimum requirement (e.g. Kill at least 500 wolves in ‘Canine Control’).

So I can win without finishing at the top of my leaderboard?
Yes! While the top players will be rewarded for their extraordinary achievements, *everyone* has the chance to earn mighty prizes by simply playing the game. The minimum requirements for the third prize band are also adjusted to each leaderboard’s ranks, making it easy for all players to score big at the end of a Tourney.

Fantastic! What can I win?
For ‘Canine Control’ prizes will include Card Packs, Premium Tokens, Wheel Spins, Faith Points, Gold and powerful individual cards. Future Tourneys may have completely different prizes to win.

How will I know a Tourney has begun?
Tourneys will take place on a regular basis, simultaneously across all normal type worlds. You will see the Tourney icon appear in the lower left corner of the world map screen to signal the start of a new contest.

Any advice on how to win?
As with quests the secret to success is exploring and mastering all the aspects of gameplay in Stronghold Kingdoms. Learn to effectively kill AI enemies, become a prolific scout and research all the economic paths required for a flourishing Kingdom.

Can I compete in Tourneys on the go?
Fantastic question, Sire. As you may have heard Stronghold Kingdoms is now available on both and Android and iOS, letting you rise through the ranks wherever you are!

Where can I find out more?
Check out our official Stronghold Kingdoms Wiki for detailed information on the Tourney system, the leaderboards and how to collect your prizes once a Tourney has come to an end.

To give us feedback on today’s update please head over to the official Stronghold Kingdoms Forums. Let us know what you like about this new gameplay addition and what you would love to see in our next update!

Coming Soon

October 24, 2018

Our long awaited gameplay update arrives next week offering new challenges, leaderboards and in-game loot. Compete in our first ‘Tourney’ on October 31st! more...

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October 24, 2018

Our long awaited gameplay update arrives next week offering new challenges, leaderboards and in-game loot. Compete in our first ‘Tourney’ on October 31st!

The more eagle-eyed players may have noticed a new golden laurel wreath icon at the top of the Stronghold Kingdoms UI… We are excited to reveal this is for our new ‘Tourney’ system! This new gameplay update will allow players to compete in a series of medieval tournaments for special prizes and bragging rights on all-new leaderboards. Starting with the first tourney scheduled for 3pm (Game Time) on October 31st, players will regularly compete in a wide range of contests changing as often as every few weeks.

Medieval ‘Tourneys’ will soon take place across all game worlds as limited-time events, with various PvE challenges designed to test players’ mastery over different areas of the game. New leaderboards and tiers also offer those at different skill levels unique challenges and loot based on their rank. Tournament objectives will eventually cover all areas of Stronghold Kingdoms gameplay including economy, trade, military, exploration and religion. Which skill will be YOUR ticket to eternal fame and glory?

To find out more about the Tournaments update please visit the new ‘Tourney’ page on the official Stronghold Kingdoms Wiki.

Stay tuned for the official release next week!

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September 6, 2018

Move your village hall, mark players with new diplomacy icons, communicate with 60 players at once and more in today’s community-driven update for PC! more...

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September 6, 2018

Move your village hall, mark players with new diplomacy icons, communicate with 60 players at once and more in today’s community-driven update for PC!

We’ve listened intently to the Stronghold Kingdoms community – and today’s update is our answer! Based on your suggestions, this update contains the most-requested features brought forward by players.

Village hall – Adding a new layer of economic village planning and giving you full freedom of village design, the village hall can now be placed wherever you fancy! By activating a Premium-Token, the village hall can be moved around the village like any other building. But remember: moving the village hall can affect various production values and bonuses!

Diplomacy icons – Diplomacy is a nuanced endeavour that requires wits, knowledge and your full attention. We can’t help you with the wits, but we’ve made it easier than ever to keep track of your diplomatic relations to fellow players. By introducing four new icons (green face, red face, pink jester’s hat, and a yellow ‘?’) to be displayed next to player villages on the world map, you can now quickly identify where your favourite – or not so favourite – players are gathered.

Mail thread limit – You want to thank all your allies for their support, but you’ve made more than 40 friends? No need to worry, you can now include up to 60 players in the same mail thread! Whether you’re coordinating meticulously planned attacks with allies or trying to summon the wrath of 60 new enemies upon your castle, you can do it all in one message.

For a full list of the new community-requested features, check out our official update notes.

If you have suggestions and requests of your own, please share them in the official Stronghold Kingdoms Forum!

We regularly screen the forums for new ideas, tweaks and inspirations from the community. Without you, this update would not have been possible. Thank you for your continued support!

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August 23, 2018

Wage war across 151 countries and check if you’re one of 50 lucky Global Conflict 4 Giveaway winners! more...

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August 23, 2018

Wage war across 151 countries and check if you’re one of 50 lucky Global Conflict 4 Giveaway winners!

Global Conflict Giveaway
To celebrate today’s launch, we asked you to spread the wonderful news on Facebook and have now picked 50 lucky winners to receive our mighty giveaway prizes. Congratulations to the winners:

Thormon, Koontz, korjik45, McKaskil, Gannibal Barka, RobertB, YSTERBUL, stevent37, Fawazx8mikoud , ByDeZx36, Joaopcfigueiredo, MrBrownstone8, THEBESTEVATRUE, rotcaer, DestructiveDaisy, soncni, alligatoral, Preivit79, BOJIKKK, Ulekin, Stephen2366, dodgerman20001, MICHAEL4262, imxaa, Kalyanich, UKROPS, MasterPUhA, Bagsik, Nikita_007n, Lord_Blackmoonfire, Deschei, Eragonia, Seigneur Barington, Bernd von Habsburg, GolLd3nN, Gold Panner, Ammar qureshi, uniqfazer, amirking30, Sir Lantze, RomRomRya, Bez32, aTmaster1000, Ryd., Ulfric Sturmmantel, nhmoose, Joker1603, Tallguy181, streetgrindaz

The winners have had the following prizes added to their ingame inventory:

  • 10 Random Packs
  • 5 Super Random Packs
  • 5 Ultimate Random Packs
  • 1 30-day Premium Token

New Game World
As we pass the mind-boggling milestone of six million Lords and Ladies fighting for glory in Stronghold Kingdoms, it is time for another Global Conflict battlefield! Based on today’s real-life map of the globe, Global Conflict 4 invites thousands of players into the fray, tempting them with 151 thrones to conquer. Opening its gates on Thursday August 30th at 2pm GMT, Global Conflict 4 will present both veterans and novices with new opportunities, challenges and fertile soil to grow their empire!

New Update
We have a new update coming soon with various updates, fixes and even a few new features across our PC, mobile, Mac and Windows 10 versions of the game. This update will include the ability to move your village hall, tweaks to the mail system, coloured village markers and more! Designed to lay the groundwork for our much larger ‘Tournaments’ update coming soon, these new features were designed in response to player feedback and requests.

Developer Q&A

July 2, 2018

Enter before noon GMT on Thursday 5th July for your chance to win in-game prizes and discover what you can expect from future updates! more...

Developer Q&A

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July 2, 2018

Enter before noon GMT on Thursday 5th July for your chance to win in-game prizes and discover what you can expect from future updates!

Coming Soon to SHK

Seeking new challenges? Contests? Prizes? Then allow us to update you on our immediate and longer term plans for Stronghold Kingdoms. In our latest developer interview, two of Kingdoms’ programmers cover everything from new village features, UI improvements, balancing, larger updates and more to give you a clear idea of what the immediate future looks like for the game. We also reveal new details about the upcoming events-based ‘Tournaments’ system and share what players can look forward to across all worlds and platforms!

If you’d like to know more about the Tournaments update or if there happens to be a particular topic not covered in this week’s video please let us know! We’re constantly listening out for questions from the Kingdoms community in the comments under each new video, so make yourself heard and we’ll try to feature your question in a future release.

 

New Giveaway

Want to win Card Packs and Premium Tokens? Of course you do! Simply watch until the end of the video (or just skip ahead) to find how you could be one of our 10 winners! Be lucky enough to get yourself picked and you’ll receive the following powerful prizes:

  • 5 Random Packs
  • 1 Super Random
  • 1 Ultimate Random
  • 1 7-Day Premium Token

On Thursday July 5th at 15:00 GMT 10 winners will be selected at random to receive their in-game loot. These prizes will be sent out to the winners via email in the form of a redeemable Stronghold Kingdoms code.

Good Luck!

New PvE World!

May 30, 2018

We’ve picked 50 lucky winners in the Return of The Wolf Launch Giveaway. Check to see if you’ve won mighty strategy cards! more...

New PvE World!

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May 30, 2018

We’ve picked 50 lucky winners in the Return of The Wolf Launch Giveaway. Check to see if you’ve won mighty strategy cards!

Facebook Giveaway
Congratulations to the following winners:
GoettinHathor, iocanto, Lady Suzzett, Black_Widow SA, TripCord, GaiusJulius-Caesar, Professor1, Bostard, badhillbilly, ShaoliNb1951, alexander von döner, patcouderc, stevent37, Haldaried, Wajihan qureshi, Cerebal_Assasin, GreatGadon, L0rdBeRo0oZio, TressaMay, Pwnsy, ray22, Baron Kuchen, Singularity Edge, XXVVCrazyVVXX, POBEDANOSETS, Dakross1309, StopRussia, Ghaiss, Saxon vlad, MadEyeMoody, Lord Mordownik, valentin28, Dvipers, Joker1603, —Ger—, Borus1980, antho460, Black earth, novwest6, ElbenLP, Acher0n, JackDaniiels, IdelUral, 69mag, DarK231, Svoboda666, MoHoMaX1983, Alexej de Nott, OskaR77, Витовт

The winners have been picked at random from the pool of participants of our Facebook Giveaway and have been rewarded with the prizes:

  • 10 Random Card Packs
  • 5 Super Random Packs
  • 5 Ultimate Random Packs
  • 1 Premium Token (30-Day)

Return of The Wolf
Return of The Wolf is the latest version of our special PvE game world, pitting Lords and Ladies in a joint fight against his invading forces. As you claim and fortify occupied territories of the UK, it is your quest to free these lands by driving his evil forces from the British Isles! Band together, form mighty Houses and wage war on House 10, led by none other than The Wolf, The Pig, The Snake and The Rat.

Only the most resilient fighters can drive away the dark shadow spread across the land and only the bravest will be showered with treasure once the dust of battle has settled!

This new PvE world is based on the previous ‘Rise of The Wolf’ game world with a few gameplay tweaks and new prizes:

  • AI Lords (The Wolf, Pig, Snake and Rat) control villages and their respective castles in the same way players do.
  • These AI also have the ability to raze and capture player villages.
  • The AI will launch regular invasions from multiple points around the British Isles in an attempt to capture new villages.
  • AI villages can be captured by players.
  • The AI will (naturally) vote for itself in elections and control capitals.
  • AI Lords will send out scouts to resource stashes and over time repair their castles.
  • The frequency with which resource stashes appear has been increased and now also includes weapon stashes.
  • Razing or capturing each AI village will reward players with a special Wheel Spin.
  • Wheel Spins on this special new world have been upgraded, granting players a chance to win even more powerful strategy cards.
  • Armies and Scouts move at four times their normal speed.
  • Glory rounds end when a House (including the AI House) reaches 2 million Glory Points.
  • The winners of each Glory round receive a special prize.
  • This world will end after a total of 10 Glory rounds.

Everyplay
It has recently been announced that the Everyplay video service will be closing in October. As a result we have made the decision to remove the Everyplay option from Stronghold Kingdoms (mobile and Mac) in the next release.

Until October you can still access your videos via the official website.

New Europe World

April 18, 2018

Are you one of 50 lucky players to receive mighty prizes in the Europe 5 Launch Giveaway? Here are the winners! more...

New Europe World

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April 18, 2018

Are you one of 50 lucky players to receive mighty prizes in the Europe 5 Launch Giveaway? Here are the winners!

Congratulations to the following winners:

Preivit79, SirSplatt, reisekater01, Sinmarama, chrissygghsfs, Mcweasel, Maxr45, Krulgore, dodgerman20001, taarabt, GreatGadon, ZveRsoV, TerrorGabber marcosdj, Girlsruleboysdrool, Pantasteel, Unos, JustGoNow, Peachka, darkangelnemesis, Poseidon63, Eragonia, al-rasheed, L0rdBeRo0oZio, Fuschelwusch, smontgom, darck_alcon, mehmetuqur, redjo20 Setenza, sumpfi123, SilverCrestt, mary.2434, goodrank, KookBoek, SteamZeus, Cloudsmoke, Haldaried, Pampet, simnas, Scenati, Luffus Ranos, Ryd., noomadii, Dr.Baha Landry90, SunnyDelight, mstark, mellemaus, mojso

The winners have been picked at random from the pool of participants of our Facebook Giveaway and have been rewarded with the prizes:

  • 10 Random Card Packs
  • 5 Super Random Packs
  • 5 Ultimate Random Packs
  • 1 Premium Token (30-Day)

Due to popular demand we have opened a new European map for you to explore, conquer and control. A total of 33 different kingdoms await you, reconstructed from the real-world map of Europe and waiting to be seized by your mighty armies, strategic eye and silver tongue. Settle near your home town, forge unbreakable alliances with close neighbours and set out to establish your rule over of the lands of Europe one throne at a time!

New Rule Set

March 28, 2018

New Rule Set

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March 28, 2018

With new game worlds coming soon, today’s community-driven update tweaks honour costs, lowers raze requirements and adds new Mac features!

Increased opportunities for small Lords to flourish, greater balance in the political landscape and new strategic challenges for veteran warlords. These were our goals with the gameplay changes made during our transition to the newer Era system and today we continue to refine the Era rule set. Implementing your most requested changes surfaced in the official Kingdoms forum and on social media, today’s Era Worlds Update is a direct response to your feedback.

Era Worlds

  • Reduced Rank Required to Raze – Can’t wait for the joy of finally wiping a pesky village from the map? Now you can begin razing as soon as you’re ranked as Earl! By reducing the required rank down from Prince, we are giving players access to a full range of combat options much earlier in their play experience.
  • Increased Honour Costs for Ransacking – Community feedback suggests ransacking on current Era worlds is too powerful to allow for a balanced combat experience. As a result we have adjusted the honour costs required to launch a ransacking attack on fellow players.
  • Reduced Parish Building Costs – A well-developed capital village is the backbone of any flourishing parish, so we have reduced the amount of flags required to construct new guilds and structures.
  • Adjusted Glory Race Goals – Houses will now need to obtain 25% additional Glory to complete a round on EU worlds and DOUBLE the previous amount to complete a round on Global Conflict and Global Realm words. All other Era worlds’ races remain unchanged.

Mac Version

Lords and Ladies who reign over their kingdom from a Mac have received a completely new client and user interface! Based on the iOS version of Stronghold Kingdoms, the new Mac version offers a slick design, intuitive menus and much faster implementation of future updates to the game!

New Worlds (Coming Soon)

We would like to thank all the players who have made this update possible by sharing their thoughts, feedback and suggestions on our official Stronghold Kingdoms forum. Rest assured we have much more planned for you this year including Global Realm 3, Europe 5 and more. Prepare to explore new worlds, wage war across new world types and check out the upcoming Events System! You’ll need the practice, Sire. As some say our greatest nemesis could be plotting his return…

Coming Soon

February 13, 2018

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February 13, 2018

A completely new interface will soon be available on Mac, along with features from the mobile version!

During the development of Stronghold Kingdoms for iOS and Android we were able to make a range of improvements to the game’s systems, functionality and interface. Now it’s time to bring these improvements to Mac, offering players the same experience as their friends and foes on mobile.

In the past maintaining and updating the Mac client has been problematic, as supporting three different platforms can cause production bottlenecks for a small team. As a result we have decided to reconfigure the Mac client to use Unity just like the mobile version. By updating our Mac version of Kingdoms to Unity, Mac users will be guaranteed to receive game updates simultaneously with mobile and PC players. While historically there has been a slight delay on new updates for Mac, now new features will be available instantly! The newer Unity version should also provide improved stability and is designed to future-proof Kingdoms on Mac so it can be supported for as long as there are Lords and Ladies vying for power!

This upgrade also means Mac users will be able to play using the newer controls and user interface found on iOS and Android. This is a completely new way to play Kingdoms and even includes new features added to the mobile version since launch. We hope you enjoy the streamlined look and feel of our Kingdoms on Mac and look forward to the update appearing very soon.

Events System & Giveaway

January 18, 2018

Events System & Giveaway

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January 18, 2018

Win mighty card packs, find out more about the next major gameplay update and hear your questions answered in our community Q&A!


Click the image above to watch the video!

New Gameplay
Looking for new challenges, Sire? Then we have just the right treat waiting for you! The first large gameplay update for Stronghold Kingdoms in 2018 will feature a brand-new competition system to reward players of all ranks for their skills and resilience. In our newest community video, Stronghold Kingdoms’ Lead Programmer Matt Smith reveals the mysterious new event system and shares what players can soon look forward to across all worlds and platforms!

Community Q&A
Following the last Stronghold Kingdoms Q&A video, you have sent us many more questions about the game, its development and our future plans – and they haven’t gone unanswered! In today’s video, Matt answers your most pressing questions sent to us through Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and the Stronghold Kingdoms forum. Are new types or worlds planned? Or more quests? Watch the video to find out!

Giveaway
Sire, over 500,000 Lords and Ladies have downloaded Stronghold Kingdoms for mobile warfare! This calls for a celebration – and a giveaway with powerful prizes for 10 lucky winners:

  • 5 Random Packs
  • 1 Super Random
  • 1 Ultimate Random
  • 1 7-Day token

How can you be one of the 10 winners? Nick will tell you at the end of the video! Click the image at the top of this post, watch it until the end, and enter the competition to win your card packs and premium tokens.

On Thursday January 25 at 3 pm GMT, 10 winners will be selected at random to receive the above prizes. The prizes will be sent out to the winners in form of a redeemable Stronghold Kingdoms code.

Good luck!

Winners Revealed

December 18, 2017

Winners Revealed

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December 18, 2017

Are you one of 50 lucky players to receive mighty prizes in the Global Conflict 3 Launch Giveaway? Here are the winners!

 

Congratulations to the following winners:

 

Robin Hood-s, CamiZulu, Masterfak3603, mahiiconn, DVNT, BlackJustXO, LordPerses, LaRegalade, ForzaMilan2, Lizard King, tpot79, _-_LordGod_-_, Jamethal, Lord Pepis, HeJIenbIu32, Coco Rabado, robindubuisson17, nacy, R lothbrok, Brinthus9916, CaptainAlex, SiawoshR, xiberian, Dimon_bzz, Tallguy181, pajs88, CampeR_, DarkDaemon, pttchef, lLichie90xldakab, Gajanus, Mr_Flynnstone, Sattick, haldaried, SmokePurpp, Steensito, SteamZeus, Darkoron, ARIFINKNIGHT, orick93, Poseidon63, mehmetuqur, l2accoon, galicya, Warlock IV, Panicz Home, FreeZerBurN, XxMRaD517xX, Sussuly, alderus

 

The winners have been picked at random from the pool of participants of our Facebook Giveaway and have been rewarded with the prizes:

  • 10 Random Packs
  • 5 Super Random Packs
  • 5 Ultimate Random Packs
  • 1 30-day Premium Token

You’ve not joined GC 3 yet? Log in now to be among the first to settle and start your rise to power  in one of the 151 real world countries  present in GC 3!

Coming Soon

December 4, 2017

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December 4, 2017


A new Global Conflict Era world is opening this week for thousands of aspiring Lords and Ladies across all platforms!

Sire, what would you do if the world was yours for the taking? Would you rage war across the globe and slay your enemies without due process, or would you live the peaceful life as a farmer on some remote island? You have until December 7 to decide!

With a map of 151 real world countries, Global Conflict 3 is one of the largest and most expansive world maps in Stronghold Kingdoms. Players from PC, Mac, iOS and Android will unite, compete and fight together for the throne of their home countries on this global battlefield! Will you manage to fight your way to the top under the new Era World gameplay rules?

Get ready and plan out your strategy before the Global Conflict 3 launch on Thursday December 7th at 3 pm. You may also want to keep an eye out for the client and Facebook news for a chance to win mighty card packs in celebration of next week’s launch!