Stronghold Kingdoms has grown up. Almost. The official launch will take place next week after the studio announced today that the game had gone gold and the beta period would come to an end. Anew update will bring one of the most requested features into the game - new sound effects. The sound effects should help make the whole thing more realistic and immersive. Some of the included sounds will be the gallop of horses, marching armies, and there are several sounds just for the UI as well.
All of this is set for the offical launch on October 17th. You can play over at StrongholdKingdoms.com or under the Steam free to play games list, where the game has reached and held at #2.