Cyanide (company)

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Cyanide SA
Subsidiary
Industry Video game industry
Founded 2000; 18 years ago (2000)
Founder Patrick Pligersdorffer
Headquarters Nanterre, France
Key people
  • Patrick Pligersdorffer (CEO)
  • Jérôme Antona (COO)
Number of employees
110 (2018)
Parent Bigben Interactive (2018–present)
Subsidiaries Amusement Cyanide Inc.
Website cyanide-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

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

Title Release date Platform(s) Publisher
Cycling Manager 3 September 2001 PC Focus Home Interactive
Cycling Manager 2 21 June 2002 PC Focus Home Interactive
Horse Racing Manager 15 March 2003 PC Bigben Interactive
Cycling Manager 3 18 July 2003 PC Focus Home Interactive
Pro Rugby Manager 26 March 2004 PC Focus Home Interactive
Cycling Manager 4 2 July 2004 PC Focus Home Interactive
Chaos League 8 August 2004 PC Focus Home Interactive
Pro Rugby Manager 2 25 February 2005 PC Focus Home Interactive
Pro Cycling Manager 30 July 2005 PC Focus Home Interactive
Winter Challenge 3 March 2006 PC Focus Home Interactive
Pro Cycling Manager: Season 2006 11 July 2006 PC Focus Home Interactive
Horse Racing Manager 2 17 November 2006 PC Micro Application
Dungeon Party 15 May 2007 PC Cyanide
Pro Cycling Manager: Season 2007 20 June 2007 PC Focus Home Interactive
Pro Cycling: Season 2007 6 July 2007 PSP Focus Home Interactive
Loki: Heroes of Mythology 2 October 2007 PC Focus Home Interactive
Pro Cycling Manager: Season 2008 27 June 2008 PC Focus Home Interactive
Pro Cycling: Season 2008 11 July 2008 PSP Focus Home Interactive
iSurf 17 May 2009 iOS Cyanide
Pro Cycling Manager: Season 2009 18 June 2009 PC Focus Home Interactive
Blood Bowl 26 June 2009 X360, PC, PSP, NDS Focus Home Interactive
Pro Cycling: Season 2009 10 July 2009 PSP Focus Home Interactive
Le Tour de France 2009 15 July 2009 X360 Focus Home Interactive
Runaway: A Twist of Fate 17 May 2010 NDS Focus Home Interactive
Pro Cycling Manager: Season 2010 16 June 2010 PC Focus Home Interactive
Pro Cycling: Season 2010 9 July 2010 PSP Focus Home Interactive
Dungeon Raiders 14 September 2010 NDS Focus Home Interactive, UFO Interactive Games
Blood Bowl: Legendary Edition 28 October 2010 PC Focus Home Interactive
Cycling Manager Online 23 June 2011 PC Focus Home Interactive
Pro Cycling Manager: Season 2011 24 June 2011 PC Focus Home Interactive
Le Tour de France 2011 1 July 2011 PS3, 360 Focus Home Interactive
A Game of Thrones: Genesis 28 September 2011 PC Focus Home Interactive
Confrontation 5 April 2012 PC Focus Home Interactive
Game of Thrones 15 May 2012 PS3, X360, PC Atlus, Focus Home Interactive
Dungeonbowl 8 June 2012 PC Cyanide
Pro Cycling Manager Season 2012: Le Tour de France 22 June 2012 PC Focus Home Interactive
Le Tour de France 2012 29 June 2012 PS3, X360 Focus Home Interactive
Of Orcs and Men 11 October 2012 PS3, X360, PC Focus Home Interactive
Blood Bowl: Chaos Edition 11 October 2012 PC Focus Home Interactive
Impire 14 February 2013 PC Paradox Interactive
Pro Cycling Manager Season 2013: Le Tour de France - 100th Edition 20 June 2013 PC Focus Home Interactive
Le Tour de France 2013: 100th Edition 28 June 2013 PS3, X360 Focus Home Interactive
Aarklash: Legacy 12 September 2013 PC Cyanide
Dogs of War Online 4 February 2014 PC Cyanide
Le Tour de France 2014 19 June 2014 PS4, PS3, X360 Focus Home Interactive
Pro Cycling Manager: Season 2014 19 June 2014 PC Focus Home Interactive
Pro Rugby Manager 2015 18 September 2014 PC 505 Games
Front Page Sports Football 2 October 2014 PC Cyanide
Styx: Master of Shadows 7 October 2014 PS4, XONE, PC Focus Home Interactive
Pro Basketball Management 2015 19 November 2014 PC Cyanide
Le Tour de France 2015 19 June 2015 PS4, PS3, XONE Focus Home Interactive
Pro Cycling Manager: Season 2015 19 June 2015 PC Focus Home Interactive
Blood Bowl II 22 September 2015 PS4, XONE, PC Focus Home Interactive
Blood Bowl: Kerrunch 26 October 2015 iOS, Android Cyanide
Pro Basketball Management 2016 14 January 2016 PC Cyanide
Le Tour de France 2016 16 June 2016 PS4, XONE Focus Home Interactive
Space Hulk: Deathwing 14 December 2016 PS4, XONE, PC Focus Home Interactive
Styx: Shards of Darkness 14 March 2017 PS4, XONE, PC Focus Home Interactive
Call of Cthulhu 2018 PS4, XONE, PC Focus Home Interactive
Werewolf: The Apocalypse 2018 PS4, XONE, PC Focus Home Interactive
Space Hulk: Tactics 2018 PS4, XONE, PC Focus Home Interactive

References

  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. 

External links

  • Official website


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