Fable Fortune clucks into early access

Fable Fortune, the card battler spun off from Lionhead’s chicken-kicking RPG, has entered paid early access. This might be the final Fable game, an odd survivor which was meant to be a small side game but fled to independence after Microsoft closed Lionhead Studios and cancelled Fable Legends. Fable Fortune is a collectible card game in the Magic-y, Hearthstone-ish way, and early reception seems actually pretty positive. Here, this video explains how it works:

As is the way, you build a deck with cards representing units and abilities then send them out to duff up an opponent who’s done the same. In a Fable-y twist, Fortune lets players be good or evil, a decision which can change the abilities of cards. For example, the Dog (of course there’s a dog) can become good and find you treasure or be bad and gain a bonus attack.

Having collected my way through too many card games in my time, I do also like the idea that the player who starts second gets to pick a card to go into their opening hand. Hmm. Coupled with solid early reviews from people who seem to have played a load earlier in beta. Hmm! I really shouldn’t.

Fable Fortune will be free-to-play when it launches properly, so the early access ‘Founder’s Pack’ throws in a load of card packs plus a unique Chicken Vengeant card and a Giant Egg. A 20% launch discount brings it down to £7.99/10,39€/$11.99 on Steam. It’s on Microsoft’s Windows 10 Store too. Unlike many Store games, this supports cross-platform play between Steam, Windows 10, and Xbox One.

Developers Flaming Fowl Studios expect the full launch to come within 3-6 months. You can see their development roadmap for the full plan, and this ‘State of the Game’ post drills into more immediate specifics.

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    Drib says:

    I feel like this is one of those games that is trying too hard with its “Woho! Our world sure is wacky! Look at this chicken, LOL” kind of thing. Fable was a bit daft here and there, but did try to actually have something else to it as well. This… just seems to be stupid.

  2. Captain Narol says:

    First reviews are indeed all very positive, so I’m quite tempted to give it a try…

    Anyone in the Hive got his feet wet already and can give some feedback, please ?

    • Faldrath says:

      I’m sure Brendan “Cardguy” Caldwell will have his thoughts up at some point :)