Post by KostaAndreadis @ 03:57pm 01/06/16 | 1 Comments
Or more precisely, CCG form. That being Competitive Card Game form, for those out there still scratching their heads. But yeah, Fable Fortune is a new competitive card game along the lines of Hearthstone from ex-Lionhead developers. Turns out it was a game secretly in development right up until Microsoft made the decision to close the studio.
But now with Microsoft's blessing, newly created Flaming Fowl Studios is taking Fable Fortune to Kickstarter where they're asking for an additional £250,000 to finish the game and release it on PC and Xbox One.
Fable Fortune was the secret project that we, a small team of veterans, have been heading up from within Lionhead. Inspired by the popularity of Fable Pub Games, Mike West (our Creative Director) originally pitched a Fable CCG back on Fable II. 18 months ago, his passion for the concept finally paid off when he moved into the Franchise Team at Lionhead and we received the greenlight to start development on Fable Fortune. We have been working on it ever since.
We were getting close to finally announcing but as many of you will be aware, Microsoft recently made the decision to close Lionhead which obviously impacted our project. Almost immediately after this news broke we knew what we wanted to do! We wanted to make a new studio, with a suitably silly name and carry on making this ourselves. We believed in the game and we believed Fable fans would want to see it. We just had to convince Microsoft to let us carry on…
We approached Microsoft - hoping for the best, prepared for a corporate hand to the face. To our delight they were very open to the idea and agreed to grant us the licence for Fable Fortune. To be clear, we haven’t been granted a license to the entire Fable franchise, Microsoft have retained these rights, but we have the creative freedom to continue developing Fortune as an independent studio. We care deeply about Fable and it means the world to us that Microsoft have trusted us to continue using the IP.
For such a cool looking little project one has to wonder why Microsoft doesn't just step up to publish the game. Ahh, politics.