Stronghold Kingdoms is a standalone MMORTS that focuses on medieval castle buildings and conquest, based on the popular Stronghold series of games. Players begin with a single village under a parish of players lead by a player in the same region of high ranking, offering players cooperative gameplay and communication from the get go.
|Publisher: Firefly Studios
Type: Strategy MMO
Release Date: October 17, 2012
Pros: +Historical, semi-realistic mechanics. +Unique multiplayer elements. +Tons of player control.
Cons: -Very outdated graphics. -Requires download. -Pay-to-win elements.
Stronghold Kingdoms Overview
Stronghold Kingdoms is a standalone, free-to-play medieval MMORTS developed by Firefly Studios, acting as an MMO version of their already popular and commercially successful Stronghold series of RTS games. To play, a quick download and install is required, but is rather small in size compared to modern games, standing around 10MB as a final download. The game begins with a single village under advisement by the game’s tutorial character, leading into a relatively short tutorial that shows some basics of the game but allows players to take the reins relatively quickly in comparison to many RTS game introductions. Similar to The Settlers Online: Castle Empire, the game focuses heavily on resource management, making its resource pipeline in-depth and rewarding to master. The game also offers many ways to interact with other players, including parishes that can levy taxes and offer benefits to your villages, resource trading, scouting, multi-language chatrooms, ransacking, and in-depth ranking systems.
Stronghold Kingdoms Key Features:
- Real-Time PvP – battle can happen at any time, meaning that there’s danger even when you’re not online.
- Community Focus – multiple ways to play with friends and foes, from joining up together under a single parish and working together to create a community hub, or ransacking your foes and defending your castle against enemy attack.
- Complex Research Tree – Discover new technology to drive your village down the path of farmer, trader, diplomat, warlord and more.
- Join a Faction – Fight with friends to capture villages and return with their banners, offering glory and extra tax income to the winners.
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Stronghold Kingdoms Requirements
Operating System: XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 10
CPU: Any 1 GHz of faster CPU
Video Card: Any Graphics Card (Integrated works well too)
RAM: 512 MB
Hard Disk Space: 150 MB
Stronghold Kingdoms is a very light weight client-based strategy game.
Stronghold Kingdoms Additional Information
Developer: Firefly Studios
Publisher: Firefly Studios
Platforms: Windows & Mac OS X
Open Beta Date: November 10, 2010
Release Date: October 17, 2012
Development History / Background:
Stronghold Kingdoms was developed by the British game developer FireFly Studios - the same FireFly behind the StrongHold series of strategy games. Stronghold Kingdoms began alpha testing back in 2009 and launched into open beta on November 4, 2010. It launched into full release on October 17, 2010. The game's Mac OS X version launched later on January 19, 2015.