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Free Update for Stronghold Kingdoms Adds Paladin Castles, New Leaderboards

London , UK07.11.2013 – Stronghold Kingdoms, one of the most popular free to play games on Steam, has just been updated with new player-led gameplay content in the form of Paladin Castles and new leaderboards. Kingdoms remains one of the top ten most popular free to play games on Steam, with more concurrent daily users than titles from heavyweight IPs such as DC Universe Online and Lord of the Rings Online.

Since becoming an independent developer with the release of Stronghold Kingdoms, the development team at Firefly has ensured that any new features would be a product of shared input from players and developers. All of the new features added in this month’s gameplay update were requested by the community and implemented by Firefly. The Stronghold Kingdoms forums, Facebook page and Twitter feed are a constant source of new ideas for the team, who are eternally thankful for the community's constant participation in the development of the game. A quick overview of some of the new features can be found below:

Paladin Castles - These new castles appear in player Parishes giving a popularity bonus, dependent on the size of the castle, to all villages in the Parish. These can be attacked in the same manner as hostile AI Castles, in case you feel like playing dirty.

Extra Leaderboards - New leaderboards have now been added to the game, listing which players have collected the most Glory, made the most Parish donations and razed the most villages!

A full list of new features, tweaks and hotfixes can also be found in the Stronghold Kingdoms forums:

http://forum.strongholdkingdoms.com/viewtopic.php?f=88&t=26505 

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! For more information please visit  www.strongholdkingdoms.com or follow @SHKingdoms on Twitter.

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 www.fireflyworlds.com or follow @fireflyworlds on Twitter.

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