Today, Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee announced that his state would be suing former Red Sox pitcher and 38 Studios founder Curt Schilling. The collapse of the Kingdoms of Amalur developer caused the sudden and unexpected disappearance of the $75 million loan funds that lured the company from Massachusetts to Rhode Island. The bankruptcy leaves the citizens of that state to foot the bill to the tune of $112 million over the next eight years.

Also named in the suit are former Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation staff including Keith Stokes. Stokes was head of the organization at the time the deal was made. A recent auction of 38 Studios property yielded a scant $650,000.



  1. Ugh. The way I see it, it was a poor decision on part of the ones issuing the loan, not the game developer. Sure the Dev screwed up, but I’m thinking whomever was in charge of writing the cheque should be at least in equally hot water.