Stronghold Crusader 2
about Firefly Studios
Firefly Studios is an independent PC games studio with 20 full-time staff. Creators of the first 'castle sim', Firefly have been making medieval strategy games since 1999.
Founders Simon Bradbury and Eric Ouellette first met at Impressions Games. After setting up Firefly they successfully merged the city builder and RTS genres with the release of Stronghold in 2001, a surprise hit for publisher Take 2. Seven years and seven games later Firefly, after seeing funding disappear for their ambitious hack-and-slash RPG Dungeon Hero, decided a change was needed. Working with a skeleton team of four the developer quickly prototyped, iterated on and released Stronghold Kingdoms, an MMORTS that would be Firefly’s first self-published game. Now with over three million registered players, Kingdoms remains in the overall top 40 most played games on Steam. It is the reason the company is now able to operate independently and self-publish games like Stronghold Crusader 2.
Today Firefly remains independent, making strategy games for long-time fans and castle lovers everywhere.
Stronghold Crusader 2 is the long awaited sequel to Stronghold Crusader, a game many consider to be the definitive castle sim. After 12 years Firefly are returning to the desert to make the game they have always wanted to make, recapturing the original Crusader’s addictive, fast-paced gameplay in a new 3D engine. “Ready when it’s ready”, Crusader 2 will define old school real time strategy with fiendish AI characters, fast-paced skirmish gameplay and new troops, traps and castles.