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Home - by - May 25, 2012 - 07:30 America/New_York - 6 Comments

Curt runs out of Schillings.


The sad saga of 38 Studios took an even more depressing turn Thursday afternoon.

The beleaguered game maker run by former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling abruptly laid off all of its employees, effective immediately. Insiders at the company say they also learned their health insurance will run out at midnight.

Employees learned of the layoffs through an internal email, which Gamasutra has obtained.

It reads:

“The Company is experiencing an economic downturn. To avoid further losses and possibility of retrenchment, the Company has decided that a company wide lay off is absolutely necessary.

These layoffs are non-voluntary and non-disciplinary.

This is your official notice of lay off, effective today, Thursday, May 24th, 2012.”

Meanwhile, a person claiming to be a now-former employee of the company told Kotaku that no one has been paid since April 30 — and company officials have not communicated the status of things to workers throughout the process.

Red Sox pitcher Kurt Schilling’s sock gets bloody duringĀ  his famed gutsy 2004 ALCS performance

Rhode Island news outlet WPRI reports the company had 379 employees as of March 15, 288 of which were located within the state, with the remaining located at the offices of Big Huge Games in Maryland. That subsidiary studio, too, was reportedly shut down today.



  1. Sarge

    May 25th, 2012

    Another example of government picking winners and losers.

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  2. Morgan Michaels

    May 25th, 2012

    Curt Schilling is an admirable individual. He has gone out of his way for ALS and ASL, a gentleman and a conservative. I wish him good fortune.

    Getting power out of money requires sudden, relentless reform. Obviously not just an the Federal level.

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  3. Moxie Man

    May 25th, 2012

    Lincoln Chafee couldn’t shake him down for any more more Schilling’s stash.

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  4. MNHawk

    May 25th, 2012

    Um, I think it was Schilling that did the shaking down. Or at least Schilling wasn’t going to stand in the way of a retard like Lincoln Chafee wanting to throw taxpayer money at Schilling, for vague promises of a job or two.

    $75 million of suckers’ money in a state with only a million residents…$300 for every family of four, Lincoln Chafee threw at Schilling. On a per capita basis, Lincoln Chafee makes Obama’s Solyndra look like chump change.

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  5. Moxie Man

    May 25th, 2012

    From KIRK MINIHANE of WEEI Sports Talk Radio, Boston:


    http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/baseball/red-sox/kirk-minihane/2012/05/25/end-curt-schilling-was-only-about-curt-schil .

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  6. Bark O'Dogbreath

    May 25th, 2012

    70 years of DemonRat rule here in Little Rhodie has us on a financial par with Greece and KolliePornYa.

    We’re all here waiting for our Federal bailout happening in 3, 2, 1…

    ‘Rat party leaders say they should have “more flexibility” right after the election.

    Time to grab your ankles AGAIN, RIers!!!

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