An auction in which 38 Studios' assets, including intellectual property for Kingdoms of Amalur, will be held Nov. 14-15, according to a listing on Heritage Global Partners' website.
Assets up for sale include those for Project Copernicus, the massively multiplayer online role-playing game that never shipped, sequel rights to the only game that 38 studios ever shipped, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, as well as Reckoning's merchandising rights. IP rights to former Red Sox pitcher and studio founder Curt Schilling's Big Huge Games are also up for grabs and include the strategy games Rise of Nations and its follow-up, Rise of Legends, Xbox Live Arcade title Catan, the Big Huge Games Engine and a "social media and development platform codenamed 'Helios.'"
In June 2012, Rhode Island officials valued the defunct studio's assets at "tens of millions." A previous auction of 38 Studios assets brought in $650,000. In June 2013, after the studio declared bankruptcy and Rhode Island was left with an unpaid loan, officials disclosed that the state had earned $713,000 in revenue from Reckoning.
Check out Polygon's 38 Studios StoryStream to follow the history and decline of Shcilling's studios. You can watch trailers for the unreleased Project Copernicus and the "Worlds of Amalur" prologue, both of which were linked to on Heritage Global's website, below.