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  Stronghold Kingdoms Hits 1.5 Million Registered Users, Set to Launch 13th Game World
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London , UK21 st January, 2013 – Firefly Studios, creators of the Stronghold series and popular Castle MMO Stronghold Kingdoms, are proud to announce their 1,500,000 th user and a launch date for their thirteenth game world.

The English-language ‘World 7’ is set to launch on Wednesday 23 rd January at 11:00 AM GMT in response to rising player numbers. This increase, which has been consistent since the launch of Stronghold Kingdoms on Steam last year, has caused the Kingdoms player base to swell from 500,000 to 1,500,000 in under a year. As a relatively small independent developer Firefly are of course delighted with the attention, launching another game world in order to meet demand.

Several new staff and additional development to the game has lead to many new additions in the past year. These include a new Quests system, prize-giving Quest Wheel, Vacation Mode, Weather and Sound Effects and more, each feature proving popular with players. Stronghold Kingdoms now has more than 1,500,000 registered users looking after their kingdoms from more than 100 different countries. Firefly hopes ‘World 7’ will be the first of many new game worlds in 2013.

More information on Stronghold Kingdoms and Firefly Studios can be found at and Kingdoms can be found on Facebook at and on Twitter @shkingdoms. Alternatively you can follow @AskTheWolf to be insulted by a psychotic medieval warlord.

About Stronghold Kingdoms

Stronghold Kingdoms is the medieval online castle game. Join hundreds of thousands of players in a rich world of Lords, Ladies, Bumpkins and Barons as you build your village, research new technology and strive to be the greatest in the land. Construct mighty castles to defend your lands against insolent intruders, develop your economy and trade your way to victory, lead your fellow noblemen to war and control of the Kingdom. Build, besiege, pillage, farm, explore, research, vote, trade and banquet your way to the throne!

About Firefly Studios

Firefly Studios is an independent PC game developer specialising in real-time strategy and MMO titles. Formed in 1999 by Simon Bradbury and Eric Ouellette, the company has brought to market a number of high profile and commercially successful strategy games, including the Stronghold series with lifetime sales of over five million. Firefly has offices in the UK and US. For more information please visit their website at or follow @fireflyworlds on Twitter.