Firefly @ Gamescom


In just under two weeks’ times Europe’s largest gaming convention will open its doors to literally hundreds of thousands of gamers and developers in sunny Cologne Germany. Gamescom has always been very important to us as a platform for making exciting new announcements, meeting with players and demoing our games. We have had many questions coming in about whether we’ll be at the show, what we’re bringing and whether you’ll see or hear anything new from us. Want to know more? Read on… More

‘Siege That!’ Tournament



Amidst the haze of the summer heat the time has come for YOU to challenge and defeat the Stronghold Crusader 2 team! Scheduled to begin on August 16th, our latest tournament gives you the chance to win exclusive tournament-only prizes. All you have to do is sign up, train diligently and hold your nerve on the battlefield. The quickest Lords to successfully siege three user-created castles, defended in separate rounds by the folks here at Firefly, will win a mix of tournament-exclusive physical and digital prizes! More

Celebrating Your Work

500_enThe Workshop is growing, Sire! With the Steam Workshop, players have been able to easily share the maps they themselves created in the Stronghold Crusader 2 Map Editor, providing all players with an even wider range of unique battle fields, environments and tactical obstacles. In your efforts to forge the ultimate battle grounds for Multiplayer fights, Skirmish matches and experimental mischief, a total of 500 user created maps have been published in the Crusader Steam Workshop! More

New Firefly Website

ff_logo_glow is dead… Long live the new Fireflyworlds! We are pleased to announce the arrival the new official Firefly Studios website. Designed to make it as easy as possible for players, press and anyone interested in our company to get technical support, press assets, review code and information on our latest endeavors, the new website has been created with all devices in mind. Desktop PCs, laptops, tablets, mobile phones and almost anything else you can use to surf the web in 2015 (apart from smart watches… At least for now) are all supported, with a dynamic theme that will magically shape-shift depending on the device you’re browsing from. More

New DLC, Update & Maps


The law of the Templar has come to the desert! The Templar & The Duke DLC adds an extra Crusader Trail campaign and new AI characters. One a brutal newcomer embodying the Crusaders’ nebulous motivations and the other successor to King Phillip from the original Stronghold Crusader. Both desire glorious victories, The Templar cleansing the Holy Land of heretics and The Duke emerging from Phillip’s shadow. More

Steam Workshop Winner

enShortly after the launch of invasions in Stronghold Crusader 2’s Sandbox Mode, we asked you forge your own maps and erect mighty castles to hold off the most brutal and diligent of AI attacks. Picking our winner was no easy feat as we put your creations to the test by sacrificing thousands of brave archers, knights and AI Lords. After evaluating the maps both for their defensive ingenuity and pleasing aesthetics, we have hand picked our favourite creationsto be glorified throughout all Kingdoms and battle fields. In what ended up becoming a very close vote, we are proud to present the winner of the second Crusader 2 Steam Workshop Competition! More

The Templar & The Duke

templar_duke_reveal_enThe law of the Templar is coming to the desert! Set for an exclusive Steam release on July 1st, Stronghold Crusader 2: The Templar & The Duke introduces two completely new AI characters and an additional Crusader Trail campaign. More

Optimisation Update


We’re happy to announce that the first in a new series of optimisation updates has just been released for Stronghold Crusader 2! Development geared towards improving performance has been ongoing for some time now. Recently we reached a point where these changes could be merged into the main game code and released as an update for all players to enjoy. More

New Dangers Ahead

ENAs the burning sun gently merges with the distant desert dunes, our soldiers lay down their swords to mend their battle wounds and rest in preparation of another day of gruesome battle. While they close their eyes, hoping to drift off into dreams of their abandoned families on the peaceful English country side, a distant thumping of the earth grips their attention. More

Steam Workshop Competition

enWith the ability to launch AI Sandbox sieges added in our ‘Invasions’ update, Crusader 2’s free-building ‘Sandbox’ mode has been transformed into training ground of sorts. Players are able to test out castle designs and unique defensive strategies before putting them to the test with relentless AI sieges. The time has come to show off your best castles and defensive know-how in our second Stronghold Crusader 2 Steam Workshop competition! More