Feb 07 2012

38 Studios Launches Its First Game, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

The video game developer is the brainchild of former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling, Spawn creator Todd McFarlane and novelist R.A. Salvatore.

The crops that the 38 Studios team have sown are ready for reaping. The startup video game developer operating out of Providence, R.I., has been hard at work for the past six years on the company’s first game, “Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning,” which is set for release on Feb. 7. Following in the footsteps of successful multiplayer online games such as "World of Warcraft," this fantasy role-playing game hopes to carve out its own fan base with its rich, fantasy realm of creatures, characters and charm.

It also helps that a team of all-stars backs the company. Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling, Spawn creator Todd McFarlane and novelist R.A. Salvatore put their heads and resources together to form the startup company back in 2006. For his part, Schilling is eager to see the company’s first offering make its debut in the video game market.

 “This is our lead-off hitter. This is our introduction to the gaming world,’’ Schilling said in an article for The Boston Globe.

BizTech magazine profiled the startup video game company and its founder, Curt Schilling, back in 2008 when it was based in Maynard, Mass. Schilling described his passion for video games as a lifelong interest.

“I’ve been a gamer my whole life, so it was something I was always interested in doing. I knew I was going to do something after I was done playing, and when I realized I wasn’t going to open a restaurant or become an agent or go into insurance or real estate, I knew I was going to have to do something that was going to keep me committed, keep me passionate. This is one of the few things in life outside of baseball and my family that I’m very, very passionate about,” Schilling said.

For more information on 38 Studios and Schilling’s first video game release, read the full story from The Boston Globe.

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