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And things get weirder for the 1993 Phillies. 

Sources have told the Boston Globe and Kotaku that 38 Studios, the video game company founded by Curt Schilling, laid off all of its nearly 400 employees today.

In recent weeks, Schilling’s company has come under fire for being unable to repay a loan it was given by the state of Rhode Island. After missing a payment earlier this month, 38 Studios bounced a $1.1 million check to the state, forcing them to apply for more tax credits. Thus far, the state has refused the application.

Here’s an email sent by an anonymous employee to Kotaku (a partner site with Deadspin): 

38 Studios just laid off its entire staff, both Providence and BHG studios are being shuttered.

We have not received a paycheck since April 30th.

On May 15th, we found out we were not getting paid when our checks did not hit our accounts.

Our medical insurance runs out tonight at midnight.

We found this out when an employee's pregnant wife was told by her doctor, this was on Tuesday 22nd May this week.

The company has not communicated anything concrete to the team throughout this process, leaving team members to figure out insurance stop-gaps (where people could afford it), etc. on their own.



Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, the game released by 38 Studios in February, received very positive reviews.

Somewhere, Mitch Williams buries his face in a towel… and laughs.