As a professional baseball player, Schilling appeared in many MLB games through out his playing career (1988-2007). In 2006, he founded 38 Studios (formally named Green Monster Games). The first game 38 Studios worked on was originally called "Copernicus" and was supposed to be an MMORPG that takes place in the Amalur Universe.
In 2009 they acquired Big Huge Games and turned the RPG that the studio was working on into Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, an action RPG that was supposed to be the introduction into the Amalur Universe and lead into the originally planned MMO. Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning was released on February 7, 2012.