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Wednesday, September 12, 2001

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One of the more 'stealthy' titles acquired by MacSoft in their deal with Take Two Interactive is Stronghold, a fast-paced and gorgeous simulation of Medieval life and warfare in the era of castles. MacSoft will publish this title (which is still in progress) as part of the catalog of titles they took over from the now-defunct publisher Gathering of Developers. This is one of the titles we have been watching closely, as it seems to be a 'sleeper' hit in the making -- after reading this preview, we think you'll be watching too. Here's an excerpt:

We think of most buildings as having a single purpose: home, hospital, cathedral, grocery, and the like, with the notable exceptions of more modern combo-structures such as the dual-purpose bowling alley/laundromat. The Medieval castle, depending upon the status of its main inhabitant, served as many things: a military base, a seat of government, a court, a trade center, and a stronghold for the surrounding region. It could be any or all of these things, but it was most singularly the private residence of its owner, his family, dependents, and courtiers. Firefly Studios, via publisher Gathering of Developers, is packaging all of the elements of the castle phenomenon into its debut title, a simulation/real-time strategy game aptly titled Stronghold.
Read on for more details and screen shots of this game. The title is due for PC by the end of this year; there is no set date for the Mac OS release. We have included a link to a past story which notes an actual movie of the game in action, if you would like to check that out as well. We'll contact MacSoft and see if they have any news on the Mac port of this title.

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