Infogrames, Inc. subsidiary
today noted that its latest Mac game conversion effort, Stronghold, is shipping to retailers.
In Stronghold, you’re responsible for building a castle, keeping serfs happy and fed and protecting your lands from invasion by foreign powers. You’ll need to protect yourself from attacks from engineers, tunnelers and other troops as catapults, siege towers, trebuchet and battering rams are brought into play.
There’s more to Stronghold than that, though. A free play mode lets you build to your heart’s content. And mission-based games will provide you with specific goals to complete. Plus, you can play Siege Missions which let you attack or defend pre-built castles based on real historical sites. The Combat Campaign enables you to fight through 21 missions against four different opponents.
There’s the obligatory multiplayer gaming mode, which supports up to eight players over local area networks or the Internet using GameRanger. A map and scenario editor is also included.
Stronghold was originally developed for the PC by FireFly Studios, founded by some of the same creative team that created Impressions Games’ popular strategy game series Caesar and Lords of the Realm.
Look for Stronghold to hit retail stores this week. It runs natively in Mac OS 9 and X, though specific system requirements had not been given as MacCentral posted this article. The game costs US$39.99 and it’s rated “T” for Teen.