25Sign inorRegisterto rate and replyDr. Chee Ming Wong , Opus Artz Ltd5 years ago And from the ashes. Could come a wonderful rebirth of game devs seeking to chat a new course 5 years ago It’s going to be at least ten years before I stop laughing about kicking that giant black chicken of evil, and ten more before I stop using “Chicken Chaser” as an affectionate nickname.Goodbye Lionhead, and I look forward to drowning in the new stories you will create in future, together or separately. Fable Legends’ closure marks the end of Lionhead StudiosMicrosoft is in the process of issuing refunds to those who purchased in-game currency after beta is taken offlineMatthew HandrahanEditor-in-ChiefThursday 14th April 2016Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleLionhead StudiosThe beta for Fable Legends, the last project in development at Lionhead Studios, closed for good yesterday.According to a post on the game’s official website, the Xbox and Windows Store teams are in the process of providing all players who purchased in-game currency with refunds. Lionhead Studios, which was closed by Microsoft in March, signed off with the following message:”All of us here at Lionhead Studios would like to thank you for participating in the closed beta and being a part of the game’s development. All stories have to end eventually, but the memories of Heroic triumphs and Villainous plots will last forever. Thank you for your support – you are all Legends!”For a great many people working within the games industry – and within the British developer community, in particular – the end to Lionhead’s story appeared abrupt and unsatisfying. Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games Founded in 1996 by a team that included Peter Molyneux, Lionhead launched three new IPs in its first decade: Black & White, The Movies and Fable. Microsoft acquired the company in 2006, and in the time since it released only further iterations of the Fable franchise, the highlights of which were Fable 2 and Fable 3.Indeed, following the launch of Fable 3 in 2010, it arguably never released a game on that scale again: there was Fable Heroes, an Xbox Live Arcade release; Fable: The Journey, an exclusive for the ill-fated Kinect; and Fable: Anniversary, a remaster of the original Fable for Xbox 360.Fable Legends, while markedly more ambitious than Heroes or Anniversary, seemed at odds with the studio’s perceived strengths, focusing on co-op action under a free-to-play business model, rather than the storytelling and world-building for which the main Fable games were widely and justifiably praised.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Publishing & Retail newsletter and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesFable Fortunes closes Kickstarter in favour of private fundingUndisclosed sources to bring ex-Lionhead’s card game to lifeBy Dan Pearson 4 years agoLionhead officially closes today”We have nothing but heart-felt thanks for the team at Lionhead”By Rachel Weber 5 years agoLatest comments (4)Peter Molyneux Creative Director, 22cans5 years ago This is obviously a sad day for me.Lionhead in the early days remains a remarkable memory of indie fuelled creative madness, working with the Likes of Mark Healey,Alex Evens, Mark Weblly Paul Mc was Just wonderful.Then moving onto the grand vision of Fable, and the near impossible task of creating our first console game with the Carter brothers.Back then we all believed, in an entertainment utopia.I wish the people who have just left Lionhead the best of luck. I thank everyone for their hard work. Most of all I thank everyone for playing the games we all created. 5 years ago Good luck everyone! As sad as this is I’m sure you’ll have no problems finding good employment. 0Sign inorRegisterto rate and replyShow all comments (4)Bonnie Patterson Narrative Designer, Writer 0Sign inorRegisterto rate and replyKingman Cheng Illustrator and Animator 1Sign inorRegisterto rate and replySign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.
Riverhead “Pattern Book” DesignRiverhead’s Downtown Revitalization Advisory Committee recently recommended “pattern books” as a form of design guidelines for its Main Street business district.The “pattern book” style of design is aimed at creating a vision for the community and new standards of development that are clearly articulated, and is intended to speed up the development process for new projects. The committee has also recommended the town board enter into eminent domain proceedings for owners who have not maintained blighted properties.The Revitalization Advisory Committee is a volunteer group of 20 members, co-chaired by Jim Farley, a member of the Riverhead IDA, and Janice Scherer, a professional planner for the Town of Southampton.Church Chicken BarbecueThe Old Steeple Community Church in Aquebogue will host its annual Chicken BBQ on July 13 from 5 to 7 PM, rain or shine.The menu will include chicken, potato, coleslaw, corn on the cob, rolls, and watermelon.Tickets are $17 if purchased on or before Sunday, July 7, and $20 if purchased after July 8.For more information, visit www.oldsteeplecommunitychurch.org.Additional Ferry ServiceThe North Ferry Company, Inc. has added a new 5 AM Shelter Island departure to its schedule.The additional departure, which is in response to concerns raised by Shelter Island residents about the lack of coordination among popular transportation modes, will allow passengers to connect to the Long Island Rail Road to get to Penn Station, the airports, and medical appointments at earlier times. The company hopes that the new time will reduce car traffic in Greenport and beyond.The 5 AM ferry from Shelter Island will accommodate residents taking the first LIRR train leaving Greenport at 5:25 AM. The existing 5:40 AM Shelter Island departure has been replaced by a 5:30 AM departure to allow Shelter Island residents to connect with the Hampton Jitney at 5:55 AM. The first ferry to leave Greenport will be 5:15 AM.A new late-night summer offering will include a 1 AM departure from Greenport on Friday and Saturday nights.Alive On 25The Riverhead Chamber of Commerce is hosting the fourth annual Alive on 25 throughout the summer on Wednesday, July 3, July 18, August 1, and August 15.The events will feature a classic car show, food trucks, live music, fireworks, more than 80 vendors, and activities for kids.For more information, visit www.riverheadchamber.com.Mattituck-Laurel Library EventsThe Mattituck-Laurel Library will screen “King of Thieves,” on Friday, July 5, at 1:30 PM. The film is rated R.The library will host a “Backyard Wildlife Program” for families on Monday, July 8, at 6 PM, where representatives from Sweetbriar Nature Center will teach attendees about animals in the ecosystem.The library’s eight-week “Yoga Instruction for All Levels” will begin on Tuesday, July 9, from 5:30 to 7 PM. Participants are asked to bring a yoga mat or towel. The fee is $70 for the eight sessions or $15 per class.Teens can learn how to create their own scrubs from natural ingredients with “Scrubs, scrubs, scrubs!” on Tuesday, July 9, at 4 PM. Tara Penske will teach attendees how to make sugar and salt scrubs at the free workshop.The family event “Moon Rock Painting” will be held on Wednesday, July 10, from 10 AM to 4 PM. The rocks will be added to the library’s rock garden.The library will have face painting and balloon sculpting for children ages two to five years old on Thursday, July 11, at 10:30 AM, while children in second grade and up can attend a balloon-twisting workshop at 1 PM. For more information, visit www.mattlibrary.org. [email protected] Share
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