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Stronghold Kingdoms (SHK) is a massively multi-player online real time strategy game (MMORTS) with a Medieval castle building theme. Live the life of a medieval lord in Stronghold Kingdoms, the world’s first persistent castle MMO. A unique PC Strategy game, Stronghold Kingdoms brings together online interactivity and community, with a richly-depicted medieval world and thousands of real world players.
In this simulation of medieval life you’re free to be a peaceful lord… Or talk with your sword! Besiege the castle that’s never been taken, overthrow ruthless tyrants, bankroll your faction’s war effort, pillage your neighbour’s resources, peacefully raise cattle or do it all! A range of stats, rankings and achievements gives every player something to aim for, from ‘Banquet King’ and ‘Peacebringer’ to ‘Besieger of the Month’ and ‘Lionheart’!
Factions, elections, liege lords and their vassals all provide a real sense of structured community, with many different ways to chat with other players, discuss strategies and build allegiances. While an impregnable castle should be at the heart of any lord or lady’s domain, you can also specialise with a vast research tree. Starting as a humble peasant, each promotion brings with it valuable research points to spend on trading, diplomacy, warfare, farming, religion and more. Be aware though, as your power grows so does your responsibility. Your vassals and parishioners will look to you for guidance and leadership. You may find yourself fighting for the crown itself!
- Build Your Online Stronghold: Crush the invading hordes with impenetrable castle defences. Then launch a counterattack!
- Plot the Perfect Village: Plan your village layout, arrange buildings for maximum productivity and watch it come to life.
- Join a Medieval Social Network: A unique interactive map lets you trade, scout and explore an atmospheric medieval world filled with thousands of other lords.
- ank Up from Bumpkin to Baron: Sweep majestically through the ranks on your way to power. Don’t stop until you’re crowned King!
- Shuffle Your Way To The Top: Choose how and when to play powerful strategy cards, tipping the balance in your favour.
- Explore a Vast Research Tree: Are you a farmer, trader, diplomat or warlord? Research new technology to specialise and gain the edge.
- Fight For Your Faction: Join a faction, attack its enemies and return triumphant with their captured banners!
- Play for Free!: Stronghold Kingdoms is free to play, so no subscription or upfront payment is required.