Big Huge Games' computers and tablets to be auctioned

Big Huge Games, the Maryland-based studio best known for its Rise of Nations games and was owned by the now-defunct 38 Studios, is having its assets auctioned off by a Rhode Island auction house next week, Biz Journals Reports.

The defunct studio was a casualty of the 38 Studios closure, with the parent company filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy liquidation in June of this year. Big Huge Games' former assets are being auctioned off as part of the liquidation process.

Among the assets that are being auctioned off are 36 Wacom Cintiq design screens/tablets, the retail price of which range from $200 to $1,800 depending on the make and model. More than 150 personal computers and 300 monitors are also up for sale, along with office equipment, video game systems, and the former studio's video game library.

The auction will be taking place on October 16th at 10:30am at 1954 Greenspring Drive in Timonium, Maryland. A $100 refundable deposit is required to attend the auction. IP belonging to Big Huge Games will not be sold at this auction.

While Big Huge Games no longer exists, many of its former employees were hired by Epic Games to form Impossible Studios, which is now based in Timonium, Maryland.

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