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Ted Timmins spent more than seven years at the Guildford studio and worked on the original Fable

Lionhead’s Fable Anniversary lead designer departs

Lionhead’s lead designer for Fable Anniversary has departed after working more than seven years at the studio.

Ted Timmins, who joined the Guildford studio full-time in 2007, said he has taken the “tough decision” to leave over several messages on Twitter.

“This was a really tough decision, as I’ve had such an amazing time here,” Timmins said, who also took on responsibility as Fable’s franchise manager recently.

"Lionhead has been such an integral part of my life. More than one-third of it, in fact, which is why it’s a good time for a change.

"There’s also something quite special that Fable was the first game I was a part of and Fable Anniversary [will be] my last."

Timmons first experience of working at Lionhead was as a “spotty” 18-year-old who assisted as a tester on the original Fable. Selected as one of Develop’s 2014 30 Under 30 entrants, his colleagues said that, even when he first arrived, Timmins “demonstrated a refusal to let even the smallest bugs slip”.

Timmins also thanked Peter Molyneux for the decision to bring him on board as a senior scripter in 2007. Molyneux said he was surprised by Timmins decision to leave, describing the designer as "a lifer".

Timmins was also behind the original concept of Fable Heroes, a four-player hack-and-slash adventure game.

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