38 Studios – Bad Debt and Bad Blood

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When Curt Schilling retired he was a hero of the upper Northeast, having helped the Red Sox break a long time curse and win a World  Series. With his playing days behind him, he wanted to pursue a dream of creating and owning an MMO. This led him to form 38 Studios in Rhode Island and what happened after that, many of us know too well.

Kingdoms of Amalur - Reckoning - Box Art

The MMO was plagued with issues and never made it to the light of day. The only release the studio did have was a third person RPG game called Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning that was to take place in the same universe and serve as a prequel to the MMO. Even I knew things were bleak when the studio announced that it had to sell three million copies of its game just to break even and continue operations. Unfortunately, sales feel well short and the studio…

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