Flaming Fowl Studios has cancelled its Kickstarter campaign for 'Fable themed collectible card game' Fable Fortune after receiving private funding that will help secure the game's "immediate future".
The project had received £58,852 of its £250,000 target at the time of its cancellation, and had just one week left to go of its 4 week campaign.
But with the money provided via private funding, Flaming Fowl says it can "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," said the developer. "We have huge plans for Fortune and we know that whatever happens in the future, it all started with our already incredible community.
"Although we will now be concentrating on the Closed Beta, the Alpha build will remain available during this period and we’ll be looking to deliver a balance update in the very near future. Additionally, in return for your fantastic support, we will be providing all Kickstarter backers with access to the Alpha build and will then migrate ALL players over to our Closed Beta! This means that our backers will continue to be the very first players to get their hands on the latest content and features."
The beta will be available on Steam, Flaming Fowl adds, with the original campaign page suggesting it will go live in August.
"Thanks to your support and the positive reviews from our current players, we know we have something special on our hands and want to enable as many people as possible to experience Fable Fortune over the coming weeks and months," the developer added. "Ultimately, we believe following this path is the best way to achieve this goal."
Fable Fortune is the first Fable game to be developed since the closure of Lionhead earlier this year.