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Stone Kingdoms is an in-development open source remake of Stronghold

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Anyone remember the original Stronghold from FireFly Studios? Well, there's an open source remake named Stone Kingdoms. Currently in-development and available on and GitLab, the code is under the Apache 2.0 License but it also includes the artwork from the original game with permission from FireFly too (according to the developer of the project).

Developed with LÖVE, a framework for making 2D games with Lua.

Right now it seems it needs some more developers to jump in and help, with plenty missing from it, so it's not complete and playable. However, it does have enough done that you can load into the game into a map, and start building things so it's clearly off to a great start.

Looking forward to following this along, Stronghold would definitely be a fun game to have a complete open source game engine replacement for that would allow it to continue living on modern platforms long into the future.

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hardpenguin Jan 18, 2023
YESSSS!!!!!! I love Stronghold 1! It is my favorite game! 🏰
hardpenguin Jan 18, 2023
There is also a Discord community:
pb Jan 18, 2023
Yes, I remember the original Stronghold, I've always wanted to play it after reading the review in a paper magazine, but it didn't have an Amiga version, eh...

Now it's re-released for Linux (on GOG at least) but I don't think it's aged well...

Last edited by pb on 18 January 2023 at 12:42 pm UTC
libgradev Jan 18, 2023
Younger me just did a happy dance
Purple Library Guy Jan 18, 2023
Anyway, it's very sweet that it's developed with love.
MadWolf Jan 18, 2023
this game looks good but it is still in early development and has a lot of bugs
Kayle Jan 18, 2023
Quoting: MadWolfthis game looks good but it is still in early development and has a lot of bugs

That is true, we aim to fix bugs from the previous release in the next one, so no releases strictly for bugfixes right now.
Cyril Jan 19, 2023
Stronghold and Stronghold: Crusader are great games, very unique in their approach IMHO. I'll keep an eye on this project for sure and hope it succeed!
Also nice move from Firefly Studios!
phil995511 Jan 20, 2023
Great :)

They should release it for free on Steam...
scaine Jan 20, 2023
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Quoting: phil995511Great :)

They should release it for free on Steam...

Probably not a good idea, sadly. Steam reviews would crucify it in its current state. Maybe one day.
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