Schilling links to leaked ‘Copernicus’ art – ’38 isn’t dead yet’May 24th, 2012 at 12:54 pm by Ted Nesi under Nesi's Notes, On the Main Site
Curt Schilling has apparently confirmed the authenticity of leaked artwork from “Project Copernicus,” the game his company 38 Studios is developing with a $75 million loan guarantee from Rhode Island taxpayers.
“You guys deserve this” is the headline on a post put up Wednesday night on the fan site 38Watch.com by a user called AlynShir. “38 isn’t dead yet. … Amalur is worth fighting for. Spread the fire.”
Schilling linked to AlynShir’s post on his Facebook and Twitter accounts just after noon on Thursday.
“In the screens, three races are revealed: the human-looking Almain, the dwarven Dverga, and the orcish Jottun,” Joystiq reported in an analysis of the images. “The game’s art style and lush color palette are on full display, opting for more of a stylized than realistic approach.”
After six years under wraps, this would be the second look at “Project Copernicus” the public has received within the last week. 38 Studios posted a YouTube video on Friday showing the game’s scenery. Its first game, “Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning,” was released in February but wasn’t developed in Providence.
Governor Chafee will hold a press conference at 5:30 to offer an update on 38 Studios’ situation.
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