Fable Fortune, a card game which is attempting to survive the closure of Lionhead Studios, has left Kickstarter without completing its crowd-funding campaign - but only because it has secured funding from a more traditional source.
Fable Fortune was unveiled back in May
following the formation of Flaming Fowl, an independent game studio set up by former Lionhead staffers left out of a job following the studio's closure. Like many indies, the company quickly turned to Kickstarter to secure funding for the title - but now it has abandoned its plans, having found an external investor willing to foot the bill instead.
'Thanks to your enthusiasm and support, 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,
' the company explained in an update discussing the cancellation of the crowdfunding campaign. '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. As we’ve always stated, we want to make this game with your help, your feedback and your input. We have huge plans for Fortune and we know that whatever happens in the future, it all started with our already incredible community.
Those who had pledged for the campaign and received closed alpha access to the game will continue to have access, while anyone who backed at any level will be drafted into the closed alpha in the near future prior to a wider beta programme. As the campaign did not run through to completion, nobody's money was taken.