Fable creators, Lionhead vets form new studio

Simon and Dene Carter heading up Another Place Productions with Lionhead veterans John McCormack, Guillaume Portes, and Jeremie Texier.


The creators of Lionhead Studio's marquee Fable role-playing game franchise are off to tell another story. Brothers Dene and Simon Carter have formed United Kingdom-based game studio Another Place Productions, where they will serve as creative director and technical director, respectively.

The Carter brothers are back to work.
The Carter brothers are back to work.

Along with the Carter brothers, Another Place Productions is staffed by former Lionhead Studios developers John McCormack (art director), Guillaume Portes (technical director), and Jeremie Texier (production director).

The company's website offers no indication as to what the developer is working on, but when the Carter brothers left Lionhead last year, the pair indicated they were keen on building games for downloadable fronts like Xbox Live, the PlayStation Network, Steam, and mobile.

Another Place Productions' mission statement reads, "Our goal is to create high-quality, meaningful experiences that will inspire audiences worldwide."

The Carter brothers founded Big Blue Box, the developer that created the Fable series shortly before being acquired by Lionhead and Microsoft. The franchise has sold more than 12 million units, across three core installments. A new Fable entry--Fable: The Journey--is in development for the Kinect.

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