38 Studios tweets preview of game funded with RI-backed loanMay 18th, 2012 at 5:49 pm by Ted Nesi under Nesi's Notes, On the Main Site
Just a few hours after Governor Chafee said the release date of 38 Studios’ video game “Project Copernicus” has been pushed back to June 2013, the tight-lipped company offered the first look at the massively multiplayer online game it’s been developing with a $75 million loan guaranteed by state taxpayers.
“Here’s a first look at Amalur in Project Copernicus,” 38 Studios’ official account wrote on Twitter on Friday at 4:52 p.m., the company’s first tweet since May 10. “This is Amalur,” Schilling tweeted a short time later.
As a reminder, 38 Studios’ first game – “Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning” – was developed by Big Huge Games, the Maryland subsidiary the company bought in 2009, not the parent studio here in New England. This second game, “Copernicus,” has been in development since Schilling founded the company in 2006.
Update: Shonda Schilling, Curt’s wife, posted the following message on her own Facebook page: “Know this. You will only keep an honest person quiet for so long and when I blow I’m taking them all down.”
Update #2: Turbine Inc., a Warner Bros. subsidiary that bills itself as New England’s largest creator and operator of video games, tells WPRI.com it will hold a job recruiting event at Aspire restaurant in the Hotel Providence on Tuesday at 5 p.m. The announcement didn’t mention that 38 Studios failed to pay its employees this week.
(hat tip: Joystiq)
• Related: Fears of 38 Studios insolvency mount; Chafee opposes RI aid (May 18)
An earlier version of this post incorrectly said Aspire was in a different hotel.
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