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Fable Fortune Kickstarter canceled after private investor steps up

The team of former Lionhead devs at Flaming Fowl have pulled the plug on the Fable Fortune Kickstarter campaign after securing private funding.

Chris Kerr, News Editor

June 22, 2016

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The team of former Lionhead devs at Flaming Fowl have pulled the plug on the Fable Fortune Kickstarter campaign after securing private funding. 

Following the closure of Lionhead back in April, studio employees Mike West, Craig Oman, and Marcus Lynn reformed under the Flaming Fowl banner and convinced Microsoft to lend them the Fable license so they could continue working on the previously unannounced card-battler. 

After getting the green light from the Xbox creator, Flaming Fowl took to Kickstarter to find the £250,000 ($368,000) needed to finish the game. 

However, after just 22 days -- and with only £58, 852 ($86,647) raised -- the project has been canceled after an unnamed investor stepped forward. 

"We are happy to announce that we’ve successfully secured additional development funding. This, alongside our ongoing personal investment, will mean that we can continue to improve the game and allow even more of you to start playing," wrote the team on Kickstarter

"With the immediate future of Fable Fortune now secure, we have taken the decision to end our Kickstarter campaign early to focus on releasing a closed beta build as quickly as possible."

The alpha build will remain available to all Kickstarter backers until that closed beta lands on Steam.

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Chris Kerr

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Game Developer news editor Chris Kerr is an award-winning journalist and reporter with over a decade of experience in the game industry. His byline has appeared in notable print and digital publications including Edge, Stuff, Wireframe, International Business Times, and PocketGamer.biz. Throughout his career, Chris has covered major industry events including GDC, PAX Australia, Gamescom, Paris Games Week, and Develop Brighton. He has featured on the judging panel at The Develop Star Awards on multiple occasions and appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss breaking news.

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