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Ex-38 Studios staffer Steve Danuser has rejoined Sony Online Entertainment. Danuser was part of the Everquest fold before jumping ship to become lead developer on Project Copernicus, the ill-fated MMO based on the Kingdoms of Amalur IP. Happily, SOE seems pleased to have Danuser back following 38 Studios’ closure, as he’s now taken on the role of creative director of Vanguard; read a little about his philosophy and approach to MMOs in a developer profile on Vanguard’s site.
Fri, Oct 19, 2012 | 00:33 BST
The first batch of assets from shuttered developers 38 Studios and Big Huge Games went on auction this week and drew in $180,000 for the benefit of creditors. Polygon reports auctioneers described the final figure as “robust” and considered the auction to have been well-attended both in-person and online. It’s the first of three planned sell-offs to help recover some of the company’s debts; the most interesting one, scheduled for about three months, will offer the developers’ intellectual property; whoever snaffles that could well get behind a Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning sequel or MMO Copernicus.
Fri, Oct 05, 2012 | 05:39 BST
According to a Boston Globe report, founder Curt Schilling is in financial difficulties following the insolvency of 38 Studios. Schilling stood as guarantor for “millions” in loans to start and run the developer, and his personal belongings, including valuable baseball memorabilia from his career as a Major Leagues pitcher, are among collateral pledged to his creditors. If you’re a baseball geek you’ll be interested to learn this collection includes the infamous “bloody sock” from the 2004 World Series. For everyone else, there’s this Kotaku article explaining its significance. 38 Studios went bust in May; track the whole sorry story here.
Mon, Oct 01, 2012 | 00:55 BST
The makers of Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, 38 Studios, will not face federal charges for bank fraud. A state investigation into the studios attempt to secure loans with tax credits that were never issued is still proceeding, but the U.S. Attorney in Rhode Island has stated their investigation is finished.
Thu, Sep 27, 2012 | 20:49 BST
38 Studios’ assets are being auctioned off, along with Xbox 360 developer kits which Microsoft hopes to reclaim.
Wed, Sep 12, 2012 | 23:49 BST
Project Copernicus, the Kingdoms of Amalur MMO possibly irretrievably lost in the closure of 38 Studios, would have actively engaged with a mechanic many MMOs prefer to leave unexplained – death and resurrection.
Sat, Aug 18, 2012 | 16:23 BST
Project Copernicus, the MMO which was in the works at 38 Studios before it collapsed, would have launched as a free-to-play title according to the firm’s founder Curt Schilling.
Fri, Aug 17, 2012 | 17:17 BST
Staff for Red 5 Studios’ PC shooter Firefall has been beefed up with employees gained from layoffs at 38 Studios and BioWare Austin.
Thu, Aug 09, 2012 | 04:46 BST
A judge awarded all assets belonging to the now-defunct 38 Studios to the State of Rhode Island and the Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company.
Thu, Jul 26, 2012 | 02:19 BST
Financial documents allegedly show Kingdoms of Amalur developer 38 Studios spending huge money without a guaranteed source of revenue on its way to apparently inevitable collapse.
Tue, Jul 24, 2012 | 17:13 BST
In a revealing interview, 38 Studios founder Curt Schilling said a sequel to Kingdoms of Amalur: reckoning nearly made it off the ground – but MMO Project Copernicus was less solid.
Fri, Jul 13, 2012 | 15:29 BST
EA labels president Frank Gibeau has said hopes a sequel to Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning will be made, and that EA would “love” to the publishing partner.
Tue, Jul 10, 2012 | 04:59 BST
A leaked trailer gives us our best glimpse at Project Copernicus, the Kingdoms of Amalur MMO in production at 38 Studios when it was shuttered.
Fri, Jun 22, 2012 | 15:37 BST
Curt Schilling has told WEEI Sports Radio he is “tapped out” moneywise.
Thu, Jun 14, 2012 | 04:31 BST
Head on over to Gamasutra to read a personal account of a family affected by the closure of 38 Studios. The anonymously published but reportedly verified account exposes some dodgy treatment of staff including broken promises, long hours, poor information flow and even some shady-sounding contractual details which may leave the author with a poor credit rating. The story of the Kingdoms of Amalur developer’s shut down is a complicated and unhappy one indeed, with suggestions the company was sold out by Rhode Island governor Lincoln Chaffee. Hopefully affected staff are as fortunate as the new team at Epic Baltimore.
Thu, Jun 07, 2012 | 19:39 BST
Curt Schilling’s 38 Studios has declared bankruptcy, amid Rhode Island and federal authorities opening an investigation into finances at the firm were handled. According to a report on The Providence Journal, the state police, as well as the state attorney general’s office, the US Attorney’s office and the FBI are investigating where “both the money that came from the state as well as the money that came from Bank Rhode Island,” went as well as “ctivities that have recently come to light at 38 Studios.” More on Joystiq
Wed, Jun 06, 2012 | 13:37 BST
Trion CEO Lars Butler is of the opinion 38 Studios’ downfall was caused by more than financial issues, and BioWare’s SWTOR suffers from the lack of content.