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Posted 17 October 2006 - 08:21 AM

Gamasutra has posted a feature about the "Secret History" of Lionhead Studios from comments made by Peter Molyneux and Mark Webley at this month's London Games Summit. Nonetheless, they cover the fledging upstart's growth, financial problems, acquisition by Microsoft, and tips to indie developers.

Suddenly, this meant a significant change of tack - Lionhead needed to turn their float-centric business model to one centered around not floating. Thus, the firm signed The Movies to Activision in March 2003, and also focused on Black & White 2, while development of Fable continued at Big Blue Box/Lionhead. Even though a plan was still firmly in place, Molyneux referenced his thoughts at times on the financial-centric company workings: "My God, what the hell are we doing here?"
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