Now Live – Flash Sale

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June 15, 2019

Sire, fill your treasury with Crowns this fine day and receive 50% extra on top of your purchase! 

Celebrate the start to your weekend, Sire, by making your pockets heavy with gold.

Grow your armies, strengthen your castles or shower your subjects with ample feasts! With 50% extra Crowns on each purchase, you may choose to be a peaceful leader, or expand your territories by force. What will you choose?

The flash sale will grant you 50% additional Crowns for any purchase and last 24 hours from 00:00 (GMT) June 15th until 00:00 (GMT) on June 16th. Gift purchases included!

Firefly Studios Announces Stronghold: Warlords

June 11, 2019

Firefly Studios are immensely proud to reveal our newest title, Stronghold: Warlords.

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Firefly Studios Announces Stronghold: Warlords

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June 11, 2019

Firefly Studios are immensely proud to reveal our newest title, Stronghold: Warlords.

Besiege Great Khans, Imperial warlords and Shōgun commanders in Stronghold: Warlords, the latest in Firefly’s classic ‘castle sim’ series. Command AI warlords across the battlefield as you build a castle economy and new gunpowder-fuelled siege engines!

For the first time ever Stronghold: Warlords allows you to recruit, upgrade and command AI lords across the battlefield in the form of in-game ‘Warlords’. Each warlord under your command boosts your strategic prowess with unique perks, characteristics and upgradeable abilities. Put them to work for your industry, fortifying borders, forging weapons or team up for a pincer attack! Each campaign mission, skirmish game and multiplayer battle means a fresh set of warlords to command and new strategic depth to discover.

The next chapter in Firefly Studios’ real-time strategy series, Stronghold: Warlords is Firefly’s first game to recreate the castle economies of the Far East. In Warlords you take command of Mongol hordes, imperial warriors and samurai clansmen as you lay siege to Japanese castles and fortified Chinese cities. Besiege historical warlords using new gunpowder-fuelled siege weapons, classic units and a completely new way to play Stronghold.

CONQUER AND COMMAND WARLORDS across the battlefield unlocking more powerful castles, armies and abilities.

RECRUIT NEW UNITS including imperial fire lancers, disciplined samurai, Mongolian bowmen and auxiliary laddermen.

RELIVE HISTORICAL CAMPAIGNS from 3rd century BC China through to the rise of the Shogunate and coming of the Mongol Empire.

RAZE YOUR ENEMIES with the arrival of gunpowder and new siege equipment such as the fire lance, siege tower and flaming ox!

BECOME THE GREATEST LORD through fear or admiration using a range of medieval entertainment, taxation and torture.

Wishlist on Steam now by clicking here!

Now Live

June 6, 2019

Prepare yourself for battle, and crush your foes across a new Global Conflict map!

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Now Live

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June 6, 2019

Prepare yourself for battle, and crush your foes across a new Global Conflict map!

Global Conflict 5

Strengthen your defences and string your bows, Lord and Ladies, for it is time to do battle across a new Global Conflict map. Based on the real-life map of the globe, Stronghold Kingdoms’ Global Conflict 5 invites thousands of players, and tempts them with 151 thrones to conquer. The gates have now opened, Sire, and Global Conflict 5 will present both veterans and novices with new opportunities, challenges and fertile soil to grow their empire!

Facebook Giveaway Winners 

To celebrate the arrival of Stronghold Kingdoms’ newest world, we held a giveaway. The following prizes will be given to 50 lucky players who entered our Facebook Competition.

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

Congratulations to the following players who have been awarded with mighty Card Packs and Premium Tokens:

screamhard
Qvazimod
Lord Mordownik
Johnbr1
Chechen01
Joker22Joker
merpman2001
Thor747870
bektas
alidzubaidi97
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SByat0Gop
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CHULU
Nyomor
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SavoDan84
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gieksa62
Cypronova
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BlackDeath-779
willmos
“Roman The War Wolf”
Sir Cameron
Suliyman Shah
spasu111
kingpin9410
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EmreAyaz
darkslayer2411
LanuPL
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SpitfireSam
Kirsof
walter7
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RazorXtreme
Ghaiss
Lord_Vulsak
Sergey_Black
DestructiveDaisy
Tibblist

No luck this time? Follow us on Facebook and be the first to enter future giveaways & competitions!

Now Live

June 1, 2019

Get 50% extra this weekend when you purchase or gift Crowns before June 3rd! more...

Now Live

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June 1, 2019

Get 50% extra this weekend when you purchase or gift Crowns before June 3rd!

Winter may have come but summer is fast approaching and what better way to celebrate than a Crowns sale! For this weekend only we are offering 50% bonus Crowns on each purchase of in-game currency made before midnight on Monday June 3rd. That means Crown purchases of any size and even gifts to fellow Lords and Ladies made between now and 00:00 GMT this coming Monday will come with a healthy extra dose. Keep your stockpile, granary and treasury full and ready for whatever comes your way.

So what are you waiting for? Recover from the winds of winter and fortify your stronghold with card packs and premium tokens as you claim the throne once and for all!

 

Please Note: You must purchase your Crowns before 00:00 GMT on Monday 3rd June to take advantage of this 50% bonus.

Coming Soon

May 30, 2019

Defeat your enemies across a new Global Conflict map on June 6th. Prepare now by winning mighty card packs in our Facebook Giveaway!

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May 30, 2019

Defeat your enemies across a new Global Conflict map on June 6th. Prepare now by winning mighty card packs in our Facebook Giveaway!

Global Conflict 5

Strengthen your defences and string your bows, Lord and Ladies, for it is time to do battle across a new Global Conflict map. Based on the real-life map of the globe, Stronghold Kingdoms’ Global Conflict 5 invites thousands of players, and tempts them with 151 thrones to conquer. Opening its gates on Thursday June 6th, Global Conflict 5 will present both veterans and novices with new opportunities, challenges and fertile soil to grow their empire!

Facebook Giveaway

To celebrate the arrival of Stronghold Kingdoms’ newest world, we are giving away the following prizes to 50 lucky players:

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

For your chance to win, simply follow these steps:

  1. Go to our official Stronghold Kingdoms Facebook page
  2. Like, share and comment under our ‘Coming Soon – Win Free Cards’ post
  3. Remember to include your Kingdoms username in your comment
  4. Come back on June 6th to see if your name is one of 50 chosen winners!

The competition ends at 10 am GMT on June 6th, after which 50 winners will be picked at random and their prizes distributed before the new world launch.

Good luck!

Now Live

May 23, 2019

Join Stronghold Kingdoms’ most intense PvP competition, Domination 4 now live!
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Now Live

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May 23, 2019

Join Stronghold Kingdoms’ most intense PvP competition, Domination 4 now live!

My Lord, it is time to rise up and crush our enemies into dust. So sharpen your swords and tighten your bow strings, as it’s soon time for another epic clash of Houses on a heated PvP battlefield! Domination 4 is now live and ready to return you – the Lords of Stronghold – to Kingdom’s most coveted Glory Race. Players from all game worlds will once again come together to take part in a fast-paced, brutal bloodbath, all in pursuit of Platinum Card Packs and eternal glory in the Hall of Legends. Will YOU fight for dominion of the British Isles and win a treasury of in-game prizes?

Just remember: Domination 4 features a special rule set, same as the Domination Worlds before it.

91 days later this world will forever close its gates, with those of us deemed worthy generously rewarded for our strategic cunning! A bundle of valuable prizes will be handed to each Lord and Lady placed in the top 10 of any leaderboard at world end. The winning House will be showered with prizes, and its members immortalized in the Hall of Legends! With no Glory Rounds the winning House will be determined by the total Glory generated during 91 days of brutal warfare.

Members of the winning house:

– 1 Platinum Pack
– 15 Random packs
– 15 Super Random packs
– 15 Ultimate Random packs

Top 10 of any leaderboard (if not in winning house):

– 15 Random packs
– 10 Super Random packs
– 5 Ultimate Random packs

This new world will once again give new Lords and veterans alike a chance to either secure their rightful place in the Hall of Legends or be shamefully forgotten in the annals of Kingdoms’ history…

 

Coming Soon

May 17, 2019

Intense PvP competition returns next week with the launch of Domination 4!
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Coming Soon

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May 17, 2019

Intense PvP competition returns next week with the launch of Domination 4!

My Lord, it is time to rise up and crush our enemies into dust. So sharpen your swords and tighten your bow strings, as it’s soon time for another epic clash of Houses on a heated PvP battlefield! Launching next week on May 23rd, Domination 4 will return you – the Lords of Stronghold – to Kingdom’s most coveted Glory Race. Players from all game worlds will once again come together to take part in a fast-paced, brutal bloodbath, all in pursuit of Platinum Card Packs and eternal glory in the Hall of Legends. Will YOU fight for dominion of the British Isles and win a treasury of in-game prizes?

Just remember: Domination 4 features a special rule set, same as the Domination Worlds before it.

91 days later this world will forever close its gates, with those of us deemed worthy generously rewarded for our strategic cunning! A bundle of valuable prizes will be handed to each Lord and Lady placed in the top 10 of any leaderboard at world end. The winning House will be showered with prizes, and its members immortalized in the Hall of Legends! With no Glory Rounds the winning House will be determined by the total Glory generated during 91 days of brutal warfare.

Members of the winning house:

– 1 Platinum Pack
– 15 Random packs
– 15 Super Random packs
– 15 Ultimate Random packs

Top 10 of any leaderboard (if not in winning house):

– 15 Random packs
– 10 Super Random packs
– 5 Ultimate Random packs

This new world will once again give new Lords and veterans alike a chance to either secure their rightful place in the Hall of Legends or be shamefully forgotten in the annals of Kingdoms’ history…

Be ready to join the fight on May 23rd at 14:00 GMT!

New Tourney

May 14, 2019

New Tourney

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May 14, 2019

Saddle your horses, send out your scouts and scour the Kingdoms to see who can gather the most food packets by May 21st!

Harvest season is around the corner, but your peasants are hungry now, Sire! With stashes of delicious treats spread across the Kingdom, why not return some back to your village? Gather food from the surrounding parishes and let your peasants feast on more than they could ever stomach. The Lord with the highest number of food packets foraged shall be heralded the winner of this Tourney, and a glorious prize bestowed upon them!

Tourney Details
Name: Food Foraging
Objective: Packets of Food Foraged
Start: May 14th @ 10 am UTC
End: May 21st @ 10 am UTC
Min Prize Requirement (Bronze Qualifying): 1000 Packets
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. Each Tourney is focussed on a different area of gameplay, so there’s a Tourney for everyone whether you’re a farmer, trader, diplomat or warlord!

I’m just a Bumpkin… How can I compete with a Prince?
You won’t have to! To guarantee everyone a fair chance at earning prizes, players are divided into three separate leaderboards during each Tourney. Your leaderboard is dictated by player rank, with prizes scaling as you rank up and advance to new leaderboards. If you rank up across one of the following boundaries during 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, as you simply log in and play Stronghold Kingdoms as normal. Once you take an action related to the current Tourney (e.g. Kill attacking troops in ‘Come Get Some!’) you are automatically entered into that Tourney and added to the leaderboard.

New Tourney

April 9, 2019

New Tourney

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April 9, 2019

Break open the treasury and plunder the stockpile as you donate resources and claim exclusive prizes in our latest Tourney!

Sire, it is time to open both your heart and your purse. The Kingdom is in dire straits and it falls to you to replenish the royal bank by donating whatever resources available to our struggling capitals. The King has promised we shall be rewarded for our generosity soon after April 16, when the spoils from his latest crusade return home to be distributed among the nobility. Our grace only asks that we give what we can now, assured that we shall be rewarded for our donations later!

 

Tourney Details
Name: Charity Drive
Objective: Donate the most packets of goods to Capitals before the Tourney ends
Start: April 9 @ 10 am UTC
End: April 16 @ 10 am UTC
Min Prize Requirement: 1000 Packets Donated

Please Note: Your ‘Charity Drive’ Tourney score is determined by the number of packets donated. The amount of goods per package varies with the type of goods, e.g. 1000 wood equal 1 packet or wood, 200 iron equal 1 packet of iron. You can find a detailed list of packet sizes in our official Wiki.

 

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. Each Tourney is focussed on a different area of gameplay, so there’s a Tourney for everyone whether you’re a farmer, trader, diplomat or warlord!

 

I’m just a Bumpkin… How can I compete with a Prince?
You won’t have to! To guarantee everyone a fair chance at earning prizes, players are divided into three separate leaderboards during each Tourney. Your leaderboard is dictated by player rank, with prizes scaling as you rank up and advance to new leaderboards. If you rank up across one of the following boundaries during 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, as you simply log in and play Stronghold Kingdoms as normal. Once you take an action related to the current Tourney (e.g. Kill attacking troops in ‘Come Get Some!’) you are automatically entered into that Tourney and added to the leaderboard.

Watch Now

March 28, 2019

Watch Now

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March 28, 2019

Discover our latest plans for Stronghold Kingdoms and see the first ever screenshots of our upcoming MMO Romans: AoC in this brand-new video series!


Click the image to watch Episode 1 of our “Firefly Online Round-Up”

Follow us on YouTube for more videos!

 

Stronghold Kingdoms – In today’s episode Nick shares our expansion plans for Stronghold Kingdoms in 2019, including the latest world launches and schedule of recently introduced tournaments. With a tight focus on bringing in additional content and features to the worlds of Stronghold Kingdoms, future episodes will delve deeper into our plans for the game, answer community Q&As and announce what is still to come!

Romans: Age of Caesar – See the first official screenshots and be part of the Alpha!
In case you missed last month’s news, Nick fills you in on the details surrounding our brand-new cooperative strategy MMO Romans: Age of Caesar. Set in ancient Rome, players must work together to rebuild the fallen empire and defend its lands from savage Barbarians.

Expect to see more screenshots focusing on other areas of gameplay, footage of the Romans in action and invitations to future Alphas in upcoming episodes!

Pre-Register for Romans!

New Timed Event

March 19, 2019

New Timed Event

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March 19, 2019

Fight back against a growing AI occupation and wreak havoc in their castles to claim exclusive prizes before March 26 in our latest Tourney.

Sire, it’s time for a killing spree! Too long, The Wolf and his henchmen have been settling in our parishes and spreading terror amongst our villagers. Instead of simply crumbling their castles, let us send a clear message: Any AI soldier that dares set foot in our territory will be slain without mercy! Kill as many AI troops as you can to win big prizes in the newest Tourney:

Tourney Details
Name: AI Extermination
Objective: Kill the most AI troops as an attacker before Tourney ends
Start: March 19 @ 10 am UTC
End: March 26 @ 10 am UTC

Min Prize Requirement: 500 AI troops killed
Please Note: Your ‘AI Extermination’ Tourney score is determined by the number of troops killed while attacking AI castles, i.e., The Rat, The Snake, The Pig, The Wolf, Paladin Castles and Treasure Castles. Troops killed in attacks on Wolf Lairs and Bandit Camps do not count towards your score.

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. Each Tourney is focussed on a different area of gameplay, so there’s a Tourney for everyone whether you’re a farmer, trader, diplomat or warlord!

I’m just a Bumpkin… How can I compete with a Prince?
You won’t have to! To guarantee everyone a fair chance at earning prizes, players are divided into three separate leaderboards during each Tourney. Your leaderboard is dictated by player rank, with prizes scaling as you rank up and advance to new leaderboards. If you rank up across one of the following boundaries during 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, as you simply log in and play Stronghold Kingdoms as normal. Once you take an action related to the current Tourney (e.g. Kill attacking troops in ‘Come Get Some!’) you are automatically entered into that Tourney and added to the leaderboard.

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!

Now Open

March 7, 2019

Now Open

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March 7, 2019

Our first ever Asian game world ‘China 1’ is now open to all players! Join now and claim your piece of this new kingdom.

Wait, a new world map?
Indeed, Sire! Due to popular demand, Stronghold Kingdoms has expanded far into to the East to offer a unique strategic battlefield. Centred around the massive kingdom of China, ‘China 1’ features a total of 6 countries to conquer, including North Korea, South Korea, Japan, Mongolia and Taiwan.

Select your starting position wisely as you prepare your ascent to power. Will you chase quick Glory by claiming the thrones of smaller kingdoms? Or will you set your eyes on the big prize, slowly expanding through China to ultimately cast your veil of power over most of the map? Whichever path you choose, victory will only come to those who reach for it!

Can anyone join?
Of course, my Liege! Just like our USA, Europe, and Global Conflict maps, ‘China 1’ is not geared towards a single territory or language. Players of all territories are invited to join the fight on equal grounds. In addition, ‘China 1’ is accessible for both mobile and PC players.

How do I join ‘China 1’?
PC:

  1. Open the Stronghold Kingdoms Client
  2. Enter your login details and click on the ‘Login’ buttons
  3. Click on the ‘Select World’ button
  4. Within the Available Worlds section, locate ‘China 1’ and click on ‘Join’

Android/iOS/Mac

  1. Run the Stronghold Kingdoms App
  2. Tap the ‘Menu’ icon
  3. Select ‘Swap Worlds’
  4. Locate ‘China 1’ and tap on ‘Join’

If you cannot see the China World, tap on ‘Language’ and select the Earth icon

What’s next?
‘China 1’ is the first of many new additions planned for Stronghold Kingdoms in 2019. While we can’t reveal details about upcoming worlds just yet, you can rest assured that we are continuously working on expanding the game with and for the community. Growing together with the community, we look forward to releasing a range of new worlds, special worlds and gameplay features over the course of the year.

Did I win free strategy cards?
In celebration of today’s world launch, we have picked 50 winners in our ‘China 1’ Facebook Giveaway! Congratulations to the following players who have been awarded with mighty Card Packs and Premium Tokens:

megrelski123, LUCILELACINGLEE, Grex2015, Wesley762, King Merstone, gogi7, Amrah, -VID-, Copax, Lord.Fantini, captain ricard, Vaduziak, antho460, koresh86, nidrieder, garthallus, megaprime, Divine4ngel, DynaToniC, Sir Rude, DoinksTheClown, Kile12345, RUS_Demon, jacytar, Kingpin9410, Retry_fc, Aelara, the real kunight, SByat0Gop, LadyXena,tempest1, Zikk21, Insanefungus, Wazupy99, gilly666, Sergey_Black, N008er, MaestrooCZ, X Dlima Wahbi X, SaraRoman, Drukpa Kyagu, 0Unknown0, Mistigirl, SilvioBerlusconi, San Zayp, Jantoro, Beast647, Leavitt1726, atron warrior, captain jeanmi

No luck this time? Follow us on Facebook and be the first to enter future giveaways & competitions!

New Asia Map

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February 28, 2019

Win mighty card packs when our first ever Asian game world ‘China 1’ launches on March 7th at 3pm GMT!

New Game World

That’s right! A brand-new world map is coming to Stronghold Kingdoms in one week! Ready your troops and march east on your path to our first fully realised Asian game world with the upcoming release of ‘China 1’. Centred around the vibrant Middle Kingdom, ‘China 1’ features detailed maps of six real-life countries including China, North Korea, South Korea, Japan, Mongolia and Taiwan. Which new throne will YOU set your eyes on?

‘China 1’ is scheduled to open its gates to all players on Thursday March 7 at 3pm GMT.

Facebook Giveaway
To celebrate the launch of ‘China 1’ next week and kick-start your exploration of Central Asia, we are giving away the following prizes to 50 lucky Stronghold Kingdoms players!

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

How to enter:

  1. Go to our Stronghold Kingdoms Facebook Page
  2. Share the China 1 announcement post by clicking ‘Share’
  3. Leave a comment (Remember to include your Kingdoms username!)
  4. Like the post by clicking ‘Like’

50 winning players will be chosen at random after the competition ends at 10:00 am GMT on Thursday Mar 7. The prizes will be automatically added to the winners’ Kingdoms accounts and the winners themselves revealed when ‘China 1’ goes live the same day at 3pm GMT.

Good Luck!

New Tournament

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February 19, 2019

Siege capital castles and hoist your spoils of war to claim exclusive prizes before Feb 26 in our latest Tourney.

Sire, let’s take the fight to the big cities! With so many beautiful flags decorating the neighbouring capitol cities, why not bring some back to your own parishes? Raid as many flags as you can to win big prizes in the newest Tourney:

Tourney Details

Name: Capital Larceny

Objective: Capture the most capital flags before the Tourney ends

Start: February 19 @ 3 pm UTC

End: February 26 @ 3 pm UTC

Min Prize Requirement: 100 Flags Raided

Please Note: Your ‘Capital Larceny’ Tourney score is determined by the number of flags raided using your own troops. Flags captured by capital armies will not be counted towards the score.

 

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. Each Tourney is focussed on a different area of gameplay, so there’s a Tourney for everyone whether you’re a farmer, trader, diplomat or warlord!

 

I’m just a Bumpkin… How can I compete with a Prince?

You won’t have to! To guarantee everyone a fair chance at earning prizes, players are divided into three separate leaderboards during each Tourney. Your leaderboard is dictated by player rank, with prizes scaling as you rank up and advance to new leaderboards. If you rank up across one of the following boundaries during 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, as you simply log in and play Stronghold Kingdoms as normal. Once you take an action related to the current Tourney (e.g. Kill attacking troops in ‘Come Get Some!’) you are automatically entered into that Tourney and added to the leaderboard.

 

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!

Firefly’s New MMO

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February 15, 2019

We have just announced Romans: Age of Caesar, a co-operative strategy MMO and spiritual successor to Stronghold Kingdoms! Pre-registration for the game’s first closed Alpha is now open, with our announcement trailer revealing Romans to prospective governors worldwide.

Building on the unique MMO design of Stronghold Kingdoms, Romans is an online co-op city builder with thousands of players working together to rebuild Rome. The result is a shared world builder that returns to the classic Roman setting designer Simon Bradbury and producer Eric Ouellette made their name with before founding Firefly Studios in 1999.

In Romans players must rebuild the empire as they share resources, re-establish trade routes and protect their cities from barbarian invasion. Experience classic city builder gameplay online across on an entire continent as you build, trade and fight together with 15 other players in each city. Revive the republic and restore the Roman Empire to its former glory!

Planned for both PC and mobile with full cross-platform play, Romans: Age of Caesar is scheduled to release later this year.

New Timed Event

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January 22, 2019

Stand your ground and slay enemy troops at your castle walls to claim exclusive prizes before Jan 29 in our latest Tourney.

Following the peaceful “Frenzied Foraging” Tourney, it’s time to draw your bows and set the traps, Sire! The first Tourney of 2019 will test your abilities as a castle constructor and defensive strategist:

Tourney Details
Name: Come Get Some!
Objective: Kill the most troops while defending your castles before the Tourney ends
Start: January 22 @ 10 am UTC
End: January 29 @ 10 am UTC
Min Prize Requirement: 500 troops killed

Please Note: Your ‘Come Get Some!’ Tourney score is determined by the number of troops killed in attacks against your personal castles. This includes both AI and player troops attacking your castles. Attacks against capital castles under your control do not count towards your score.

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. Each Tourney is focussed on a different area of gameplay, so there’s a Tourney for everyone whether you’re a farmer, trader, diplomat or warlord!

I’m just a Bumpkin… How can I compete with a Prince?
You won’t have to! To guarantee everyone a fair chance at earning prizes, players are divided into three separate leaderboards during each Tourney. Your leaderboard is dictated by player rank, with prizes scaling as you rank up and advance to new leaderboards. If you rank up across one of the following boundaries during 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, as you simply log in and play Stronghold Kingdoms as normal. Once you take an action related to the current Tourney (e.g. Kill attacking troops in ‘Come Get Some!’) you are automatically entered into that Tourney and added to the leaderboard.

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!

New Tournament

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December 6, 2018

It’s time to saddle up! Scout resource stashes, climb the leaderboards and claim exclusive prizes before Dec 11 in our latest Tourney.

After thousands of players reaped the rewards of the great hunt in last month’s ‘Canine Control’ Tourney, a new challenge now presents itself to the Lords and Ladies of Stronghold Kingdoms:

Tourney Details
Name: Frenzied Foraging
Objective: Scout resource stashes and retrieve the most packets before the Tourney ends
Start: December 6th @ 3 pm GMT
End: December 11th @ 3 pm GMT
Min Prize Requirement: 100 packets
Top Prize: 100000 Gold, 10000 Faith Points, 1 30-Day Premium Token, 1 Level-5 Wheel Spin, 5 Ultimate Random Packs, 1 Arab Stallion Card, 5 Master Castle Designer Cards

Please Note: Your ‘Frenzied Foraging’ Tourney score is determined by the number of packets retrieved via scouting and not the total number of goods. For more information on what constitutes a package check out our entry on the official Stronghold Kingdoms Wiki.

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. Each Tourney is focussed on a different area of gameplay, so there’s a Tourney for everyone whether you’re a farmer, trader, diplomat or warlord!

I’m just a Bumpkin… How can I compete with a Prince?
You won’t have to! To guarantee everyone a fair chance at earning prizes, players are divided into three separate leaderboards during each Tourney. Your leaderboard is dictated by player rank, with prizes scaling as you rank up and advance to new leaderboards. If you rank up across one of the following boundaries during 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, as you simply log in and play Stronghold Kingdoms as normal. Once you take an action related to the current Tourney (e.g. Forage a package during ‘Frenzied Foraging’) you are automatically entered into that Tourney and added to the leaderboard.

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!

Now Live

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December 1, 2018

Log in daily to win Card Packs in the Kingdoms Advent Calendar or scout your favourite world for festive presents!

You’ve been a naughty Lord? Don’t worry, even YOU receive Christmas treasures as winter arrives in Stronghold Kingdoms! Dive into a winter wonderland, scour the earth for precious treasures and plunder the new Kingdoms Advent Calendar for Card Packs and Premium Tokens.

Advent Calendar
Chocolate is for bumpkins; real Knights receive strategy cards in their advent calendar! Log in daily for your chance to win a Stronghold Kingdoms Card Pack (including Super and Ultimate Random Packs!) or a 7-Day Premium Token.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Log into Stronghold Kingdoms once a day.
  2. Click on one of nine Advent Calendar doors.
  3. Try a different door if you don’t win the first time.
  4. Come back tomorrow and do the same!

Christmas Scout Stashes
What are those colourful packages sprinkled across the snowy landscape? Sire, they are presents! Be the first to uncover these festive resource stashes and with a little luck you could find a Wheel Spin inside. After a present has been opened, the stash will revert to its original form, be it wood, spices, ale or any other resource. So if you have no luck in the daily calendar, be sure to send out the Scouts before your neighbors do!

While the Advent Calendar will vanish on December 26th, both the snowy landscapes and special present resource stashes will remain until January 1st. Your chances of winning may depend on luck, but with two chances daily and a guaranteed prize on Christmas Day not a single farmer, trader or warlord should enter the new year empty handed!

Happy Holidays

New World

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November 22, 2018

As you head into battle with thousands of eager Lords on the brand-new world of USA 5, we reveal the winners of the Facebook Giveaway!

USA 5 Opens
Sire, are you ready for another challenge! Return to humble beginnings and witness the birth of your newest empire in the 33 Kingdoms of medieval North America. From the rocky lands of the Western countryside over to the sunny beaches of the Eastern shore, a wild and open land awaits anyone who dares to assert their dominance over this untamed map. Choose a location for your first village, build your reputation and expand your power far beyond the reach of your sword!

Facebook Giveaway
As USA 5 opens, our Facebook Giveaway comes to a close and 50 lucky winners get to enjoy a festive bundle of Card Packs and Premium-Tokens!

Congratulations to the following players:
bossmanstein; Frostmourn; shotgun1999; Kirche; toster111; badhillbilly; Wajeeh6; GaDzaa; Steafler; ZerooneX; Aut1sm; Kundrak; toady07420; Tempest1; gatvol; wesley762; Sentenza Sama; Sir sevin; Lord Dracowolf; FatDaddyBruce; LeoRjBr; Schelet; JiTeKaboB; l-JECK-l; AZ_Moving_Target; vittal; xXKillerWeedXx; Itasha; Sir Adam Kidd; emreveemre; Encesa; CrOnOsH; Emohunter; hardymaster; Sparda_BG_; pansy; AmikaofMan; Medieva Knight; Mom1226; garthallus; ZapomnianyKS; Artimissaidiablo; Kile12345; SurferSam; KatherineKath; Davelhaskk; Nickodemos; DestroyerCayden; noviceg; serega1185

The winners have been picked at random from the pool of all participants and have received the following prizes in their Stronghold Kingdoms inventory:

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

Look out for future giveaways on our official Stronghold Kingdoms Facebook page and don’t miss YOUR chance to be the next winner!

 

Crowns Sale

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November 22, 2018

Set your war machine into overdrive and wreak havoc across the Kingdoms with 40% extra Crowns until Nov 26!

This Thanksgiving, why not treat your peasants to a feast of meats, spices and wine pillaged from your withering enemies? Or maybe expand your economic power to establish a self-sufficient Kingdom? With 40% extra Crowns gifted in the Thanksgiving Sale, the future of your Kingdoms is in your hands!

All purchases made between now and 00:00 GMT on November 26th 2018 will be topped up with 40% extra Crowns. This offer applies to all payment methods, Crown bundles and includes Crown Gifting.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Gameplay Update

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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

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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!

Now Live

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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!

Now Open

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

Now Live

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December 1, 2017


Log in daily to win Card Packs in the advent calendar or jump into your favourite world and scout festive resources!

As the days become colder and night sets in early Lords and Ladies can finally rejoice, because Christmas has come to Stronghold Kingdoms! Dive into a winter wonderland, scour the earth for precious treasures and plunder the new Kingdoms Advent Calendar for Card Packs and Premium Tokens.

Advent Calendar
Who needs chocolate or an overpriced phone when you can bask in free strategy cards and the resulting screams of terror from neighboring villages! Log in daily for your chance to win a Stronghold Kingdoms Card Pack (including Super and Ultimate Random Packs!) or a 7-Day Premium Token.

Here’s how it works:
1. Log into Stronghold Kingdoms once a day.
2. Click on one of nine Advent Calendar doors.
3. Try a different door if you don’t win the first time.
4. Come back tomorrow and do the same!

Christmas Scout Stashes
What’s that laying in the beautiful snow? Sire, those are presents! Be the first to uncover these festive resource stashes and with a little luck you could find a Wheel Spin inside. After these presents have been opened the stash will revert to its original form be it Wood, Meat or Ale. So if you have no luck in the daily calendar, be sure to send out the Scouts before your neighbors do!

While the Advent Calendar will vanish on December 26th, both the snowy landscapes and special present resource stashes will remain until January 1st. Your chances of winning may depend on luck, but with two chances daily and a guaranteed prize on Christmas Day not a single farmer, trader or warlord should enter the new year empty handed!

Happy Holidays

Veteran Level Update

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November 16, 2017

Get up to 32 free cards per week with the new Veteran level rewards!

There’s two types of Lords in these Kingdoms: those who joyfully collect their free Veteran cards and those who’ve just logged in for the very first time. And because we know how much you love the free cards, we’ve decided to give you even more by increasing the number of free cards you can collect per week! In addition, mobile players can now custom design their UI for easier use on individual devices.

 

What do you have to do to get more cards? Rank up! This newest Stronghold Kingdoms update boosts the Veteran rewards for ALL levels, giving both new and experienced players more strategy cards on a daily basis. To climb up the Veteran card levels, all you have to do is play the game and achieve important milestones in every player’s journey. You’ve ranked up to a Yokel? You get a free card each day! You’ve ranked up to Squire? Then you will receive up to 32 free cards per week!

 

These are the updated rewards for each Veteran card level:

Level 1: 1 card per week —> 3 cards per week

Level 2: 2 cards per week —> 7 cards per week

Level 3: 3 cards per week —> 9 cards per week

Level 4: 4 cards per week —> 14 cards per week

Level 5: 5 cards per week —> 16 cards per week

Level 6: 6 cards per week —> 18 cards per week

Level 7: 7 cards per week —> 20 cards per week

Level 8: 8 cards per week —> 22 cards per week

Level 9: 10 cards per week —> 28 cards per week

Level 10: 14 cards per week —> 32 cards per week

 

 

This update also comes with several fixes and changes to the mobile version of Stronghold Kingdoms. To help new players find their way around their village more easily, a new information panel has been added to village buildings, giving quick insights into the basic game mechanics. Alongside improved controls for donating to capital buildings, we have given mobile players a more flexible and customisable interface. Your screen is small? No worries, you can now set the size of the user interface at your own desire. You want the world map to indicate whether a player is an ally or enemy? You can now mark them and never run the risk of moving into the wrong neighbourhood!

 

The complete mobile update notes are published in the official Stronghold Kingdoms Forum

 

Android 30.139.1097
iOS 1.0.699

Winners Revealed

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October 26, 2017

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

Congratulations to the following winners:

Dwlawton, Ganja princess, KoritAZ, death blades, buddah73, AnDrEee, Kris5lfc, RoxigG, farming212, Thekekevv, master_crinas, LordMurzik, Spoolmeister, Gregorix02, CaptainAlex, Master Paladin Def, phonib1a, krev, hasobree15, Stanisslaus-Tubi, serega_nk, kristanbul5lfc, lakutus, S_m_a_i_L, Tencenttexan, moymoy73, -Aleksey, baoden212, Rogue521, unit_inc, Armtoe775, Ammar qureshi, Vladik Kelborm, IizUandUizMe, KaptKang, KoritAZ, MateoFaLcoNe, camerooner, DOA_7Spicy McHaggis, peacethroughwisdom, Lord_Vulsak, Eliel0911, damiaoo, _Mapper_, Thunderfingers, Barret30, Woody1044, cath8702, borus1980, Jhgusy, iftekhar, Nelly04, KoakingII, devgrux

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

As Lords and Ladies place their humble huts across the lavish lands of Germany and its neighboring regions…

 

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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Pre-Register for In-Game Loot!

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Winners Revealed

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March 23, 2017

Are you one of 50 lucky players to receive mighty prizes in the Europe 4 Launch Giveaway? Here are the winners!

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:

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

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.

Learn more about the Era update on our official Stronghold Kingdoms Wiki.

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.

Discuss the changes with fellow players on the forum.

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!

Final Glory Round

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March 21, 2017

With Rise of the Wolf set to close following one final Glory Round, will you claim ‘The Wolf’s Hoard’ in the final battle against ruthless AI Lords?

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!

New Update Incoming

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March 15, 2017

On March 23rd we launch the first in a series of new game worlds. Europe 4 will feature the new ‘Era’ system with significant changes to combat, religion and how you dominate the Glory Race!

Please Note: This is a quick summary of major gameplay changes coming to all new game worlds, starting with Europe 4 next week.

Click here for more detail in our developer diary forum post!

 

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.

New Mobile Gameplay

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February 21, 2017

Coming soon to iOS and Android! Click to view our side by side comparison between Stronghold Kingdoms PC and the upcoming mobile edition

As we enter soft launch and prepare to release Stronghold Kingdoms on iOS and Android, find out how the mobile version stacks up to the PC original by checking out our new gameplay footage. In this side by side comparison of the PC and upcoming mobile versions we highlight many of the biggest changes. Everything from basic UI and controls to how you navigate the game world and interact with your fellow Lords has been redesigned for mobile, giving you the core Stronghold Kingdoms experience wherever you are!

Pre-Register for a FREE Starter Pack!

Existing players can look forward to an enhanced interface and the convenience of playing Stronghold on the go. Those totally new to Kingdoms get to play a game designed from the ground up for touch, joining their brethren on PC and Mac with all the core features of the full game and cross-play between all platforms.

Stronghold Kingdoms is coming soon to an app store near you! Can you spot the difference in design? Let us know what you think on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Saint Valentine Event

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February 7, 2017

Love thy neighbour and win big! Compete in our Valentine’s Day competitions to win Card Packs, Points and Tokens for you and your House

Love is in the air, Sire. There have been reports of increased flirting among your subjects. Lords and Ladies have been exchanging everything from chocolates to longing glances, meanwhile every banqueting table has been booked up for weeks! This can only mean one thing… It is the time of year for love, low taxes and generous Lords! This year let us bring gifts that will melt even the coldest and most battle-hardened of hearts, by which I mean heaps of strategy cards!

Claim your Kingdoms Valentines gifts and earn gifts for your friends by entering up to three giveaways.

 

1. Facebook Giveaway

You did it, Sire! When we asked you to share your love of Kingdoms last Tuesday, you recruited your soldiers, neighbours and countrymen to spread your love. Word has travelled far and, by working together as a community of Lords and Ladies, you’ve earned yourselves a great bundle of in-game items that is now available to ALL players. As of 10:00 GMT this morning, you have collectively Liked and Shared the news of Saint Valentine more than 5000 times across the worlds!

 

In doing so you have now unlocked an offer code containing the following prizes:

  • 1 Random Card Pack
  • 2 Army Packs
  • 1 7-Day Premium Token
  • 1 Super Random Pack
  • 1 Ultimate Random Pack

Here is Your Code: 6252-0C1B-5671-3A41

Please Note:  The above code will expire on February 20th at 10:00 GMT.

How to redeem:

  1. Log into the Kingdoms client or website
  2. Click on ‘Account Details’
  3. Scroll down to the section titled ‘Offer Codes’
  4. Paste the code into the ‘Redeem Code’ box and hit enter
  5. Find your prizes in-game in the ‘Card Packs’ and ‘Premium Tokens’ sections of the card screen

 

2. Valentine Shield Competition

We are now proud to announce the winners of the Stronghold Kingdoms Saint Valentine Shield Competition!

Given the hundreds of extraordinary coat of arms ranging from arrows through red hearts to loving couples in the Kingdoms gardens, it has been a really difficult decision picking the winner. As such we would like to thank each and every one of you for your incredible work. Each shield we’ve received was full of love, inventive, stimulating, but there can only be four winners…

Congratulations to Just The Just, NeFx, Julchen1968 & Laniakea! Their Saint Valentine Shields demonstrate a tremendous level of creativity, design and heart for the land of Kingdoms. To reward Just The Just, NeFx, Julchen1968 & Laniakea’s heraldic skills we’re giving them our festive Saint Valentine Shield prizes:

 

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

 

Didn’t win this time? Be sure to Like us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter, we’ve got a lot more competitions and giveaways planned for Stronghold Kingdoms. So stay tuned for further announcements and don’t miss out on the next chance to win in our competitions. But for now, Happy Saint Valentine!

 

 

3. Love Brings Out The Goods

Love was truly is the air yesterday and the entire Stronghold Kingdoms community has profited from it! But only two couples of players in each world were able to receive Lord Cupid’s special prizes.

In celebration of Saint Valentine, Lord Cupid launched a 1-day mini-competition, giving you the chance to win a set of amazing in-game prizes, including two Ultimate Random Packs. We and Lord Cupid thank everyone who has participated by forwarding their gifts reports! 62 lucky couples have been chosen at random to receive the giveaway prizes and we congratulate the following winners:

mouseears10, Johnner, sweetleaf420, Bohdisattva, Ethelon, Pitanga, jbentley, wesleychill, Charles Le Grand, King Arthur 1st, dodgerman20001, Frankie Doodle,  AffeMitWaffe, Leuchtklaue, Queen Olive Oil, oldPOPEYE, Muerte_rp, LORD CIGANO, zivilako, laaoluis, TheDK, MariaStuart, Oller Kaboller, barenscher, GgIgG, Mord, Gottbote Hermes, Suchti93,  Sire Leipzig, Elenell, Alafleo, vorador02, guinan, Timotious, norky, Blackmmoon, mariya007, insend, Ottoman3, Graf von Boyen, Pueo, Willbe, frenzy, Abuelita, GrayFoxHammer, Cathz, Angel War, King J R W, Ralphus, Martin von Ela, Nitram’s, fredvomjupiter, Serea17, RafaBlackBee, jat1978, Alperi, Horn1974, Caryca I, Helen Nash, LordKrolik, moosaba, killzforfun, Lady of Shalott, old killer, trickthat, RioTiel, tiloragustus, jeffbaker, Xmartfire, VDD13, bronwenn, Doomkitten, Razzery, lingylee, LordAndrea, War_Ghost, J3z3b3l, Mandalorianer, The sparkys, SirWilliam88, Meygan, Mamakinz, Croat232, MaaBaa, sensei57600, frolon, fcb33, Pirlouis, raugantv, donalaucha, marlonharoldc, johanparrawtf, Kgizzle, Harry Dresden, growingshadow, JUST_4_BLOOD, kamtrix, DragonBlanco, DXKOR, Diego220599, jwilson3, Laella, beastm4ster, Skyr3aver, Duster_Log, kiekeboe, tvvstv, Le 1er, Ellice, Bubblyhydro, Lady_Layla, DuLe91, anna84, EXSSA, MisiekPL, AventadorXIII, Evania, FadlanPL, Blood Daimond, Hollandia, messerszmitt, Red_ Sonja, MilvusOne, lale

The above players will receive:

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

If you haven’t been one of the lucky winners, do not despair! With an exponentially expanding community and new challenges ahead of you, plenty of opportunities for winning in-game prizes will arise in the course of this year. Make sure to follow us on Facebook and on Twitter for the latest news on competitions and giveaways!

 

Happy New Year!

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January 1, 2017

New updates and the long-awaited mobile release coming soon! Get ready for our events system, new world types, iOS and Android versions, gameplay updates and more in 2017

 

Can you believe it, Sire? Another year has passed and we are about to enter a new era in Stronghold Kingdoms. This calls for celebration! Not only for what you have experienced and achieved in 2016, but also for what is coming in the near future. You and your allies have bravely battled the Wolf on hostile new grounds, sailed the stormy seas of Island Warfare and even taken full control over the future of your Kingdom by closing down iconic siege grounds. We raise our cups to you!

 

Contest System

One of the most requested features of 2016 is soon coming to a Stronghold Kingdoms world near you! Well, all Kingdoms worlds, actually. Expanding on Quests and Achievements, a new contest system will feature regular, short term challenges that pit all players of a world head to head in a race for prizes. Covering all gameplay aspects of Stronghold Kingdoms, this will be your chance to shine as either the fiercest warlord, craziest forager or most diligent farmer of the day! More information will follow prior to launch later this month.

 

Worldwide Mobile Release

Stronghold Kingdoms for iOS and Android has been thoroughly tested and vetted by a select few Lords and Ladies and is now eagerly awaiting to be unleashed unto the phones of player all around the world. With only a few tests and touch-ups to go, we are happy to announce that the days before release are numbered and soon you too will be able to defend your castle and lay siege to enemies wherever you go! Where will you take your Kingdom? Which new countries will you conquer on your journeys?

Pre-register now and boost your mobile adventure with a free Baron Beginner’s Bundle!

 

Feature Requests

The future of Stronghold Kingdoms isn’t written in the stars, it is written in your feedback! Based on the ideas and requests brought to us through the forum, Facebook, Twitter and mails, we have put together a rich list of new features to present in 2017. Start planning where you’d like to move your Town Hall, prepare to mark enemies and allies with a wider range of diplomatic relations, stay better informed about your vassals and much more! Still got an idea or request you’d like to see in the game? Share it with us and the community for a chance to be part of Stronghold Kingdoms’ evolution.

 

New Worlds

For the first time in Kingdoms’ history, players have taken full control over the fate of their worlds by entering the Final Age. With some worlds closing their gates forever and rewarding those that have fought bravely during its lifetime, we are looking forward to opening up new opportunities for fame and glory. Alongside fresh worlds of existing maps, 2017 will introduce completely new territories and special worlds with their own unique gameplay experiences.

We wish all Lords and Ladies a great start into this new year and we look forward to bringing even more excitement, joy and battle ferocity to your Stronghold Kingdoms experience in 2017. May the journey begin!

Winners Revealed

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December 20, 2016

We are now proud to announce the winners of this year’s Stronghold Kingdoms Christmas shields

The Festive  season is upon us, with Christmas around the corner and the New Year right behind it. Between our winter update and your fabulous Christmas shields spread all over the lands, the spirit of Christmas is definitively at its greatest in Kingdoms.

We are now proud to announce the winners of this year’s Stronghold Kingdoms Christmas shields. From warrior snowmen to Santa’s Sleigh in the winter sky, It has been a hard decision given the hundreds of fantastic coat of arms received over the past week. As such we would like to thank each and every one of you for your incredible work. Each shield we’ve received was distinctive, inventive, thrilling, but there can only be four winners…

 

Congratulations to DragonBlanco, Excommunication, Sandman mr & Mookito! Their Christmas Shields demonstrate a tremendous level of creativity, design and  festive spirit in the land of  Kingdoms. To reward DragonBlanco, Excommunication, Sandman mr & Mookito’s heraldic skills we’re giving them our festive Christmas Shields prizes:

 

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

 

Didn’t win this time? Be sure to Like us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter, we’ve got a lot more competitions and giveaways planned for Stronghold Kingdoms, as well as our monthly shields of the month competition. So stay tuned for further announcements and don’t miss out on the next chance to win in our competitions. But for now, Happy Holidays!

 

Winter Update

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December 1, 2016

client_12_16_updateTime Limited Event! Log in daily for your chance to win Card Packs, Wheel Spins and up to 11 unique festive shield charges

Sire, our Scouts are reporting that resource stashes have been beautifully wrapped during the night! With this festive gesture and the thick layer of snow that now covers the Kingdoms landscape we can only assume Christmas is near… This means it is once again time for the beloved advent calendar!

 

Advent Calendar

Packed to the brim with fantastic prizes the Kingdoms Advent Calendar will once again run until December 26th, showering players with Card Packs and Tokens every day in the run up to Christmas. So make sure you log into the client once a day and open a calendar door (or two!) for YOUR chance to win the following prizes:

  • Ultimate Random Card Packs
  • Super Random Packs
  • Random Packs
  • 7-Day Premium Tokens
  • Army Packs
  • Defence Packs
  • Industry Packs
  • Food Packs

Was your first door empty? Then take another shot! Every player who fails to win on their first attempt is allowed to open a second door for a second chance to win. The Kingdoms advent calendar is now live and runs until its final day on December 25th, when all players who log in and open a door are guaranteed a prize!

 

Christmas Stashes

Want more than one present per day? Then jump into your favourite game world and play! We’ve been busy wrapping up all resource stashes in-game, with the first Scout to reach a wrapped stash allowed to open the present and claim what’s inside. With the Kingdom covered in snow, think of this as our way of spicing up the regular resource stash gameplay with a few surprises. If that isn’t enough to motivate your Scouts to fight their way through the cold, some stashes will even give out bonus Wheel Spins!

Please Note: In-game snow is purely cosmetic and does not affect gameplay in any way. It can also be turned off in your settings, just in case you get too cold!

 

Excusive Charges

Do you like exclusive, time-limited events that give you unique cosmetics for playing? Good! Simply log in once a day to collect Christmas ‘stamps’ and you’ll unlock the snowflake, Santa’s beard, candy canes and Christmas lights! Gain access to all eleven shield charge designs and create the ultimate Christmas coat of arms.

Missed a day? Don’t worry! You have until January 1st to unlock missed stamps with the help of a few Crowns.

 

Time Limited Event

While the advent calendar doors will only available until December 26th, both stamps and the new in-game Scout stashes will remain active until January 1st 2017! We hope you enjoy the new update and look forward to the upcoming release of Stronghold Kingdoms on iOS and Android.

 

Happy Holidays!

Pre-Register Now

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November 9, 2016

555Claim your ‘Baron’s Beginner Bundle’ of card packs, points, tokens and shield charges at launch! Be the first to join new worlds and pre-register today

Baron’s Beginner Bundle

With a closed alpha now underway the launch of Stronghold Kingdoms on iOS and Android is finally approaching! As we announced at Gamescom, all players who pre-register for the upcoming mobile version of Stronghold Kingdoms will be receive a free ‘Baron‘s Beginner Bundle‘ when the game launches on their platform of choice. So don’t miss out!

Powerful card packs, research boosts and tokens are on offer to accelerate your Kingdom’s expansion and establish your reign over new game worlds as Stronghold Kingdoms rolls out on mobile platforms. Be quick! With the worldwide mobile launch fast approaching only the fastest Lords and Ladies will secure their bundle of treasure.

By signing up today you will receive the following in-game content at launch:

  • 15 Random Card Packs
  • 2 Research Packs
  • 2 Exclusive Packs
  • 200 Card Points
  • 4 x 7-day Premium Tokens
  • 2 Exclusive Shield Charges

Click Here to Pre-Register!

 

Please Note: This free bundle for pre-registration has been renamed from ‘Kingmaker Starter Pack’ to ‘Baron‘s Beginner Bundle’ to avoid confusion with the existing Kingmaker Humble Bundle code from earlier this year. If you have already pre-registered for a ‘Kingmaker’ pack you do not need to do so again!

 

Get Instant Updates!

Be the first to join new worlds! By pre-registering you will not only be the first to receive news of the game’s launch on the App Store and Google Play, you’ll also receive invites to upcoming titles and free giveaways. Stay updated on all Stronghold Kingdoms events, get exclusive subscriber-only loot and receive invitations to closed alphas for future Firefly games.