Cyanide (company)

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Cyanide SA
Subsidiary
IndustryVideo game industry
Founded2000; 18 years ago (2000)
FounderPatrick Pligersdorffer
Headquarters,
France
Key people
  • Patrick Pligersdorffer (CEO)
  • Jérôme Antona (COO)
Number of employees
110 (2018)
ParentBigben Interactive (2018–present)
SubsidiariesAmusement Cyanide Inc.
Websitecyanide-studio.com

Cyanide SA (also known as Cyanide Studio) is a French video game developer based in the Nanterre suburb of Paris. The company was founded in 2000 by Patrick Pligersdorffer, formerly of Ubi Soft. Since 2007, Cyanide operates a second studio, Amusement Cyanide, in Montreal, Canada, and employees a total of 110 staff members in both studios as of 2018. Cyanide was acquired by French publisher Bigben Interactive in May 2018.

History[edit]

Before founding Cyanide, Patrick Pligersdorffer began working in the video game industry with Ubi Soft, where he assisted the opening of an internal development studio in Japan.[1] After leaving Ubi Soft, Pligersdorffer established Cyanide in Nanterre in 2000.[1] In November 2007, Cyanide announced that they had set up a new studio in Montreal, Canada.[2] At the time, the new studio, known as Amusement Cyanide, was tasked with creating a new proprietary 3D animation engine for a game that was in development at Cyanide's headquarters.[3] On 14 May 2018, French publisher Bigben Interactive announced that they had wholly acquired Cyanide for a total sum of 20 million.[4] By this time, Cyanide employed 110 people in its two studios.[5] Focus Home Interactive, Cyanide's primary publisher, previously also attempted to take over the studio, but was rejected by the developer's supervisory board, which eventually led to the resignation of Focus Home Interactive's chief executive officer, Cédric Lagarrigue.[6]

Games developed[edit]

Year Title Platform(s) Publisher(s)
2001 Cycling Manager Microsoft Windows Focus Home Interactive
2002 Cycling Manager 2 Microsoft Windows
2003 Horse Racing Manager Microsoft Windows Bigben Interactive
Cycling Manager 3 Microsoft Windows Focus Home Interactive
2004 Pro Rugby Manager Microsoft Windows
Cycling Manager 4 Microsoft Windows
Chaos League Microsoft Windows
2005 Pro Rugby Manager 2 Microsoft Windows
Pro Cycling Manager Microsoft Windows
2006 Winter Challenge Microsoft Windows
Pro Cycling Manager: Season 2006 Microsoft Windows
Horse Racing Manager 2 Microsoft Windows Micro Application
2007 Dungeon Party Microsoft Windows Focus Home Interactive
Pro Cycling Manager: Season 2007 Microsoft Windows
Pro Cycling: Season 2007 PlayStation Portable
Loki: Heroes of Mythology Microsoft Windows
2008 Pro Cycling Manager: Season 2008 Microsoft Windows
Pro Cycling: Season 2008 PlayStation Portable
2009 iSurf iOS Cyanide
Pro Cycling Manager: Season 2009 Microsoft Windows Focus Home Interactive
Blood Bowl Microsoft Windows, Nintendo DS, PlasyStationPortable, Xbox 360
Pro Cycling: Season 2009 PlayStation Portable
Le Tour de France 2009 Xbox 360
2010 Runaway: A Twist of Fate Nintendo DS
Pro Cycling Manager: Season 2010 Microsoft Windows
Pro Cycling: Season 2010 PlayStation Portable
Dungeon Raiders Nintendo DS Focus Home Interactive, UFO Interactive Games
Blood Bowl: Legendary Edition Microsoft Windows Focus Home Interactive
2011 Cycling Manager Online Microsoft Windows
Pro Cycling Manager: Season 2011 Microsoft Windows
Le Tour de France 2011 PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
A Game of Thrones: Genesis Microsoft Windows
2012 Confrontation Microsoft Windows
Game of Thrones Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 Atlus, Focus Home Interactive
Dungeonbowl Microsoft Windows Cyanide
Pro Cycling Manager Season 2012: Le Tour de France Microsoft Windows Focus Home Interactive
Le Tour de France 2012 PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Of Orcs and Men Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Blood Bowl: Chaos Edition Microsoft Windows
2013 Impire Microsoft Windows Paradox Interactive
Pro Cycling Manager Season 2013: Le Tour de France - 100th Edition Microsoft Windows Focus Home Interactive
Le Tour de France 2013: 100th Edition PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Aarklash: Legacy Microsoft Windows Cyanide
2014 Dogs of War Online Microsoft Windows
Le Tour de France 2014 PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 Focus Home Interactive
Pro Cycling Manager: Season 2014 Microsoft Windows
Pro Rugby Manager 2015 Microsoft Windows 505 Games
Front Page Sports Football Microsoft Windows Cyanide
Styx: Master of Shadows Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One Focus Home Interactive
Pro Basketball Management 2015 Microsoft Windows Cyanide
2015 Le Tour de France 2015 PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox One Focus Home Interactive
Pro Cycling Manager: Season 2015 Microsoft Windows
Blood Bowl II Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Blood Bowl: Kerrunch Android, iOS Cyanide
2016 Pro Basketball Management 2016 Microsoft Windows
Le Tour de France 2016 PlayStation 4, Xbox One Focus Home Interactive
Space Hulk: Deathwing Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
2017 Le Tour de France 2017 PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Styx: Shards of Darkness Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
2018 Le Tour de France 2018 PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Call of Cthulhu Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Werewolf: The Apocalypse Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One Bigben Interactive[7]
Space Hulk: Tactics Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One Focus Home Interactive

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kumar, Mathew (4 July 2008). "Q&A: Pligersdorffer And A Taste Of Cyanide". Gamasutra. Retrieved 2 June 2018.
  2. ^ Alexander, Leigh (23 November 2007). "Cyanide Opens Montreal Studio". Gamasutra. Retrieved 2 June 2018.
  3. ^ French, Michael (15 November 2007). "Cyanide ramping up internal development". MCV. Retrieved 2 June 2018.
  4. ^ Valentine, Rebekah (14 May 2018). "Bigben acquires Cyanide for €20 million". GamesIndustry.biz. Retrieved 2 June 2018.
  5. ^ Broquelet, Gilles (14 May 2018). "BIGBEN INTERACTIVE : Acquisition of Cyanide, one of the main French studios for game developing". GlobeNewswire. Retrieved 2 June 2018.
  6. ^ Dealessandri, Marie (15 May 2018). "Bigben Interactive acquires developer Cyanide for €20m". MCV. Retrieved 2 June 2018.
  7. ^ Brandon Orselli (November 22, 2018). "Bigben Interactive Nabs Publishing Rights for Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood - Niche Gamer". NicheGamer. Retrieved November 23, 2018.

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