Posted Tue, Aug 13, 2013 by Martuk
There’s been a lot of fallout surrounding the aftermath of 38 Studios. Curt Schilling founded the studio back in 2006. A deal with the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation for a $75 million loan guarantee led to the studio’s relocation to the state. Unfortunately, after launching just one game, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, and working on the MMORPG tie-in, Project Copernicus, the studio went bankrupt. A new feature from the Boston Globe speaks with Curt Schilling and his wife to find out more about how the studio’s collapse has affected them, Curt’s health, and what life after 38 Studio has been like.
There’s been quite a bit of fallout since the studio’s closure back in 2012. Schilling still blames Governor Chaffee for his hand in creating problems with an investor that could have helped keep things going and Rhode Island itself has sued members of the 38 Studios executive team, including Schilling, claiming that they falsified information to obtain the loan guarantee from the EDC. Schilling, by his own admission, has lost most of his fortune earned while playing professional baseball, including his prized bloody sock worn during the game 2 of the 2004 World Series.
Legal stuff aside, Schilling also suffered a mild heart attack a few months prior to the studio’s collapse. And while Schilling doesn’t directly blame the stressful situation at 38 Studios for its cause, he does feel that it probably played a part. Schilling has taken a step back from the public spotlight and now coaches his daughter's softball team. You can read the full story for more. It’s an interesting look at the whole affair from a different perspective. In the meantime, stay healthy, Curt.