The secret history of ‘Kingdoms of Amalur’
Five years was barely enough for 38 Studios to produce its first game - and weave the backstory of a magical world
How do you build a 10,000-year epic adventure story? You start with the storyteller. For Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, the first release from ex-Red Sox pitching ace Curt Schilling’s video game company 38 Studios LLC, that storyteller was bestselling fantasy author R.A. Salvatore. A Leominster native, and author of 50 novels, he spent five years writing the multi-millenia history of a magical, medieval world for game players to explore. And five years was barely enough. “It could take you 10,000 years to fill in 10,000 years,’’ Salvatore said.