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Monday, May 20, 2002

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MacSoft Ships Stronghold
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MacSoft today announced that it is shipping Stronghold to retail stores this week. Set in medieval times, Stronghold gives players the daunting task of protecting their land from invasion while keeping their people well fed and content.

Here's more from the official press release:

"Stronghold is a unique castle simulation game combining the best aspects of a City Builder and a RTS game," said Al Schilling, MacSoft product manager. "There are many challenges on the road to victory, and Stronghold will be of interest to both casual and hardcore gamers."

In Stronghold, gamers establish a settlement, build their castle, and engage in warfare to defend their population of lords, ladies, jesters, livestock and more. Gamers engage in warfare with troops such as engineers and tunnelers while using mobile equipment like catapults, siege towers, and battering rams. Other popular weaponry includes static siege engines including mangonel, ballista, and trebuchets.
Stronghold offers a variety of combat and non-combat game modes including Free Build, where players can build with no enemy to fight, goals to achieve, or time limit. The Siege Mission lets players choose to attack or defend pre-built historical castles. Additionally, the Combat Campaign allows players to fight their way through a 21-mission campaign against four ruthless opponents: the Rat, the Snake, the Pig, and the Wolf.

A robust, full-featured map and scenario editor is included in Stronghold allowing players to build and play custom maps. Other options include playing in a previously saved map, building a new map from scratch, and building a map for multiplayer mode.

As exciting is the enthralling multi-player game play for up to eight players via LAN or over the Internet using GameRanger.

Stronghold is currently available for pre-order from the IMG Store for just $39 (or $34 if you're a MacGames CD subscriber) as well as from the MacSoft web site.

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