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Cyanide is a game development studio, based in the western suburbs of Paris, France, with offices in Montreal, Canada and Chengdu, China. The studio was created in 2000 by 8 ex-UbiSoft employees and in 2007 has a headcount of 70. It both develops and offers engineering services for the Sony PSP and PS2, the Nintendo Wii and DS, the Microsoft Xbox 360 as well as the Windows PC platforms.
Best known for its sport management sims (Pro Cycling Manager, Horse Racing Manager and Pro Rugby Manager), Cyanide broke the mold with its 2004 release of a heroic fantasy/RTS game called Chaos League.
On June 8, 2009, Cyanide and George R. R. Martin announced a partnership to create a Real-time strategy game and a Role-playing game based on Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire books. The strategy game was released in 2011 and is entitled A Game of Thrones: Genesis, while the role-playing game was released in 2012 and is titled simply Game of Thrones.
On February 14, 2013 the studio released Impire, a real-time strategy game in which the player manages a dungeon, while protecting it from computer-controlled "hero" characters. It was published by Paradox Interactive and released through Steam.
After buying the Rackam figurine game company, Cyanide started developing titles set in the Confrontation universe. The first one, a party based tactical RPG simply called Confrontation, was released in April 2012.
It was followed up in September 2013 by Aarklash: Legacy, focused on the single player mode but offering a critically acclaimed combat gameplay.
The multiplayer part is being made into its own game, Dogs of War Online, proposing an experience closer to the board game, as asked by the community. Dogs of War Online is due to release January 2014.
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- Cyanide about Of Orcs And Men: «Our inspirations are many: Star Wars, KOTOR and Inglorious Bastards» // Interviews in English — GameStar.ru
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