Cyanide is an independent and privately held video game studio. Based in Paris, it was created in 2000 and has risen to become one of the most productive game development studios in France. In 2007 the company opened a facility in Montreal, Canada with total team of 100. The studio is best known for its Pro Cycling Manager series. Cyanide also boasts games drawn from a wide variety of universes including Blood Bowl (sport/fantasy/RTS, 2009/2010/2012), Game of Thrones (Action/RPG, 2012) and Of Orcs and Men (Action/RPG, 2012, in collaboration with Spiders).
The studio is best-known for its “Pro Cycling Manager” series of games (console and PC versions being released each year). However, it has more than one string to its bow, as games such as “Loki” (Action/RPG, 2007), “Blood Bowl” (sport/fantasy/RTS, 2009/2010) and “Dungeon Party” (F2P MMOG, 2009) have proved. These titles offer a rich pool of characters drawn from a wide variety of game universes.
In 2009, Cyanide secured the video game adaptation rights to George R. R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” series. As a result, a tactical, strategy game was released for the PC in the 3rd quarter of 2011 and an RPG will be released on PC and next-gen consoles in the first half of 2012.
Early 2012 will also see the release of the “Confrontation”, a tactical RPG, based on an IP acquired by Cyanide in 2010, and “Of Orcs and Men”, another RPG, jointly developed with Spiders.