Would you like to buy everything to do with Kingdoms of Amalur?

How about a Rise of Nations game no one knew about?

Who would like to buy everything to do with good-actually role-playing game Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning? That includes rights to the Amalur fantasy world, rights to a sequel and rights to the well-into-development Copernicus MMO that everything was building up to.

No one had to ... twist his arm.

Who would also like to buy the rights to historic strategy series Rise of Nations and Rise of Legends?

It's all up for sale at auction on 11th December.

The auction even includes a hitherto unknown game called Rise of Nations: Tactics, which was apparently "completed, but unreleased" for Mac, according to seller Heritage Global Partners (via Polygon).

The hope is to claw back some of the money that former baseball star Curt Schilling borrowed from the state of Rhode Island but couldn't pay back. His 38 Studios Amalur dream all came crumbling down last spring, and took with it Big Huge Games, creator of Rise of Nations.

It's a shame, really, because Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning was rather good. It was generic fantasy but it looked good, had an open-world and one of the best combat systems to grace an RPG. "Kingdoms of Amalur adds a splash of colour and a lick of polish to the open-world RPG, and they couldn't be more welcome," wrote our Oli Welsh in February 2012, when the game was released.

Apparently various publishers circled the carcass but none swooped, so liquidation set in.

I can't Copernicus!

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