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Unreleased 38 Studios game discovered, auction set for Dec. 11

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The auction to sell the remaining assets from former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling's defunct 38 Studios and Big Huge Games will take place Dec. 11 and include a recently unearthed game.

HGP executive vice president Nick Jimenez revealed in a recent press release that, within the last week, the firm discovered a "completed, but unreleased game" for Mac called Rise of Nations: Tactics by examining information on 38 Studios' servers.

Interested bidders have until Dec. 4 to submit their initial bids on items that include the intellectual property rights to the Amalur fantasy universe, Rise of Nations and Rise of Legends, the assets for Project Copernicus, the sequel and merchandising rights to 38 Studios' only shipped game, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning and technology developed in-house at the studios, including the Big Huge Games Engine and a social media platform codenamed Helios.

Originally scheduled for Nov. 14-15, attorney Richard J. Land requested approval to postpone the auction earlier this month. The recent press release explained that the delay was due to "a very strong response from interested potential buyers including leading domestic and international game development interests."

Check out Polygon's StoryStream for more on the still-unfolding story of 38 Studios' demise.