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Lionhead alumni turn to Kickstarter to fund 'Fable' card game

The RPG will live on in the form of 'Fable Fortune,' a collectible card game in the vein of 'Hearthstone.'
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Lionhead Studios may have been shuttered, but that doesn't mean it's the end of the beloved Fable franchise. Flaming Fowl Studios, a studio created from the ashes of Lionhead's closing in March, is looking to revive the series, albeit in a very different format.

Fable Fortune is a free-to-play collectible card game that's currently in the works via Kickstarter. After obtaining the license for Fable Fortune via Microsoft, Flaming Fowl Studios went ahead with the project that's being developed in conjunction with UK studio Mediatonic.

The mechanics look as though they'll be quite similar to Blizzard's Hearthstone card game, with co-op play, a core PvP league, special "gameplay warping events," and other interesting twists on what's quickly becoming a crowded genre. For instance, some cards can transform into "good" or "evil" versions of themselves, much like the core Fable titles.

The studio is asking for $365,385 to fund the ambitious project, with $25,000 raised at the time of writing and 27 days left to go. If the Kickstarter is successful, Fable Fortune is planned for a PC release, with Xbox One, Android and iOS versions as possible stretch goals.

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