Monday, June 01, 2009

Stronghold Kingdoms

Live the life of a medieval lord in the world's first castle based MMO. Besiege the castle that's never been taken, overthrow tyrants, bankroll your factions war effort, pillage your neighbour's resources, peacefully raise sheep or do it all! The choice is yours in a wide ranging simulation of medieval life, played out in real time against thousands of online opponents striving for power and glory.

A unique hybrid of web and PC based gaming brings online interactivity and community together with a richly depicted medieval world of thriving villages and dramatic battles. Build a kingdom over days and weeks. A mix of real time gameplay with long term planning, bring a truly novel twist to the Strategy genre.

"Stronghold Kingdoms is the game I've always wanted to play, ever since I was a boy staring up at castles!" said Simon Bradbury, one of the game's designers.

A huge range of stats and rankings give every player something to aim for, whether it's 'Besieger of the month' or 'Apple farmer of the day'! Join a medieval social network! Factions and elections, liege lords and their vassals, all provide a real sense of structured community.

Whilst strong and well planned castles are at the heart of any lord's domain, players can also specialise via a vast research tree. Starting out as a humble peasant, each promotion brings research points to spend on becoming the best in as many areas as you wish, trading, diplomacy, warfare, farming and more, as the player seeks to control the local parish, county and beyond. As their power grows, players can eventually join in a country wide war for the Crown.

Classic Stronghold goes online in a world where players can, Build, Besiege, Pillage, Farm, Explore, Research, Vote, Trade, Banquet, Fight and much, much more. Many unannounced and surprising game features will be revealed in the coming months. "What is exciting about Stronghold Kingdoms," says Eric Oullett, CEO of Firefly Studios, "is not only are we taking Stronghold online and massively multiplayer, but we are funding this ourselves as an independent developer."

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