New Game World

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October 19, 2017

The first German Era World opens its gates next week on Thursday Oct 26th, with the chance to win card packs and premium on Facebook!

Next week Welt 5 welcomes thousands of brave warlords to claim its soil and conquer its four Kingdoms under the new Era World gameplay rule set. Begin as a humble Village Idiot and plan your path to power in Germany, Austria, Switzerland the Czech Republic! Whether you’re a master diplomat, skilled trader or a ruthless fighter, reaching the top will require a strategic understanding of the new Era mechanics. Introduced to encourage a faster-paced competitive experience for new players and veterans alike, Era World rules add a strategic layer completely new to German game worlds.

Click Here for Era World Changes!

Welt 5 will be available from 2pm GMT on October 26th for players across all platforms, pitting players on PC, Mac, Android and iOS against each other on a level playing field. Defend your newly-claimed Welt 5 territory from your phone, tablet, desktop or laptop!

Following the recent launch of Stronghold Kingdoms on iOS and Android, the Kingdoms team is now once again focused on new gameplay updates, world types and quality of life improvements across all platforms. Welt 5 is the first of many new game worlds to be released alongside updates with the aim of keeping the gameplay fresh and exciting going into 2018 and beyond.

Don’t forget to keep an eye out for the launch announcement on Facebook, which will offer a chance for you to win mighty card packs and tokens!

Out Now

October 5, 2017

Now available with Steam multiplayer, enhanced visuals, new maps, achievements, trading cards and more! more...

Out Now

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October 5, 2017

Now available with Steam multiplayer, enhanced visuals, new maps, achievements, trading cards and more!

Kingdoms Giveaway Winners Announced

Thank you to everyone who participated in the launch celebration of Stronghold 2: Steam Edition! We have selected 50 lucky winners to receive these mighty ingame prizes:

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

Congratulations to the following winners:
Flobepro, PrinceMishga, Lervel, xXDzonI54Xx, RaizenGeki66, hitino, SeriousHawk, ntoniosago, Pardus88, Louie99, Spider first, homagium, Duster_log, MrVerrine, Funny217, The Machinest, Matze1982, ZekeNox, thekutch, herszt120, Crusis5, Mârcy89, Miguel6758, Andrey001, Pampet, danki59, Imperro, inka Lord, The Mad Werewolf, BuGoR58, AleksaKingdoms, JensenAcklesTR, Evilpap1212, redcoatM, Lobo77, Petronus, Salahddine07, emperor paul, gregc75, korda666, Yucai, Davemac2222, Shynro, DarkHobbit, tehnprod, Julius_Caesar, CandyCaned5, 66kacper, McFeegle & kargster021

If you are one of the lucky winners, the prizes have automatically been added to your account.

 

Launch Discount

Out now with 15% OFF on Steam, Stronghold 2: Steam Edition updates the classic castle sim with full Steam multiplayer, achievements, visual enhancements, a new map pack, digital art book, soundtrack and trading cards! This new version also updates Stronghold 2 with full Steam Workshop support, allowing to you easily create and share custom maps with friends. Recreate iconic real-life castles, battlegrounds from medieval history and scenes from your favourite fantasy epic!

Already own Stronghold 2 on Steam? Then simply launch the Steam client and enjoy the additional features after updating to the new version for FREE!

Android Launch

August 31, 2017

Download now from Google Play, get 30% extra Crowns in our 48 hour launch sale and win $30 of Card Packs and Premium on Facebook! more...

Android Launch

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August 31, 2017

Download now from Google Play, get 30% extra Crowns in our 48 hour launch sale and win $30 of Card Packs and Premium on Facebook!

Android Release

We are proud to have finally released Kingdoms on Google Play! As promised the Android version arrives more or less alongside iOS, with a two week gap between releases to provide a little breathing room. This has allowed us to make sure each launch goes as smoothly as possible and we do appreciate your patience with this minor delay. This version of the game is compatible with devices running Android 5.0 (Lollipop) or later.

 

Making Of Video

Get an insider look at our recent ‘high-budget’ live-action mobile launch trailer, celebrating the release of Stronghold Kingdoms on mobile! One brave Firefly donned a 50kg suit of armour before taking to the streets of London to help promote the mobile launch on iOS and Android. Find out how we got it on in the first place, exactly where we embarrassed ourselves and just how many takes it took to produce the final product!

 

Beta Status

When downloading Kingdoms on Android you will notice that the app icon currently has a ‘Beta’ label across it. This is because we feel the Android build isn’t quite up to the same standard as iOS with regards to optimisation on select devices. The relatively few devices on iOS and our small team are a few reasons for this, but we also started Android development later. Development actually began after iOS was announced, as a direct response to requests from players asking for Android support. The Android love was clear from that moment on and we eventually decided it would be better to release a playable build alongside iOS than to delay the release a second time.

If you’d like to know more our ‘iOS vs Android’ video released at the start of this month should give you an idea of how each version plays at launch. While we are aware there is still some work to be done you can expect frequent updates to the app with your feedback in mind. We hope you enjoy Kingdoms on Android and look forward to new features and worlds in the near future!

 

Launch Giveaway

Want to celebrate by winning free stuff? Here’s how to enter our launch giveaway:

  1. Share the Android launch post on Facebook.
  2. Comment on the post with your Stronghold Kingdoms username.
  3. Check back on Monday September 4th to see if you’re a winner!

 

Flash Sale

Players who purchase Crowns before September 2nd will be awarded 30% extra as part of our Android launch Flash Sale! Simply select your payment method of choice, Crown packet and whether you want to send these as a gift.

This offer is now active and will last until the weekend, when the clocks in Stronghold Kingdoms strike midnight on Saturday morning. Buy before 00:00 GMT on September 2nd to claim your extra Crowns!

iOS Launch

August 17, 2017

Watch the new launch trailer and help us celebrate the worldwide release of Stronghold Kingdoms on iOS by sharing the news on Facebook!
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iOS Launch

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August 17, 2017

Watch the new launch trailer and help us celebrate the worldwide release of Stronghold Kingdoms on iOS by sharing the news on Facebook!

Launch Trailer

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!

 

Android Launch

As you know on August 31st we will also be releasing Stronghold Kingdoms on Android! Available for both phones and tablets, the Android version of Kingdoms is scheduled for release on Thursday next week and with support for devices running Android 5.0 (Lollipop) and above. If you pre-registered for Kingdoms on Android you will also receive a Baron’s Beginner Bundle of in-game loot via email as soon as the game launches.

Want to see the Android version in action? Follow the link below!

New Android Gameplay

August 3, 2017

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...

New Android Gameplay

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August 3, 2017

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.

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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!

Mobile Release Dated

July 27, 2017

Stronghold Kingdoms comes to mobile next month with cross-play and brand new touch controls! more...

Mobile Release Dated

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July 27, 2017

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:

Click Here to Pre-Register!

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.

Winners Revealed

July 3, 2017

Are you one of 50 lucky players to win mighty card packs in our USA 4 Launch Giveaway? more...

Winners Revealed

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July 3, 2017

Are you one of 50 lucky players to win mighty card packs in our USA 4 Launch Giveaway?

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!

Now Live

June 29, 2017

Now Live

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June 29, 2017

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.

Not played an Era world yet? Check out the changes here!

Launch Giveaway
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!

New Game World

June 23, 2017

New Game World

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June 23, 2017

Opens to the Kingdoms community on Thursday 29th June at 14:00 GMT with a launch giveaway on Facebook!

New World

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!

Era Ruleset

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:

Read our ‘Era Worlds’ developer diary!

Launch Giveaway

To celebrate the opening of USA 4 we’ll be running a special giveaway at launch! To enter all you have to do is:

  1. Like Stronghold Kingdoms on Facebook
  2. Share the ‘USA 4 Now Live’ post at launch
  3. Comment on the above post (Don’t forget to include your Kingdoms username!)

On Monday 3rd July 50 lucky players will be chosen at random and the following prizes added direct to their Stronghold Kingdoms account:

  • 10 Random Card Packs
  • 3 Super Random Packs
  • 2 Ultimate Random Packs
  • 1 Premium Token (30 Day)

Don’t forget to enter on Thursday and keep an eye on the client news to see if you’re a winner!

Improvements for Mobile

June 15, 2017

Improvements for Mobile

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June 15, 2017

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!

Pre-Register Now!

New Mobile Gameplay

May 18, 2017

New Mobile Gameplay

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May 18, 2017

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.

 

Click the image below to watch!

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!

New Video Q&A

April 20, 2017

New Video Q&A

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April 20, 2017

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.