DUNGEON PARTY WELCOMES ITS FIRST NEW CLASS: THE BARD
Nanterre, France – August 25, 2009 – Cyanide, the Paris-based video game development studio, today announced the addition of a brand-new class for Dungeon Party, its madcap and fast moving, dungeon crawling free-to-play. The BARD joins the hilarious trio composed of the Wizard, the Thief and the Executioner and, just like his companions, he will break heroic fantasy codes by playing neither harp nor lute, but rock ’n’ roll.
The Bard brings new gameplay mechanics to Dungeon Party as well as new possibilities for 2v2, 3v3 and 5v5 games, with both an attacking and defensive support role. Using his instruments and vocal ‘talents’ he boosts team-mates while preventing enemies from casting spells, using actions or moving normally. When he sings, flashy 3D effects are displayed, matching his rock ’n’ roll behaviour.
POLYPHONY SOLO is one example of the spells available to the Bard class : Polyphony was popular in Europe during the late Middle Ages and Renaissance and the Bard is determined to resurrect it as a musical genre. Unfortunately, he sings alone! The result is a musical massacre, but it does have the effect of upsetting his enemies whose chance of making a fumble increases for a few seconds.
The BARD is available at the Dungeon Party item shop. More information is available on the official Dungeon Party website at
Regarding Dungeon Party
Dungeon Party® is a fast action dungeon crawling free-to-play for the PC in which two teams each composed of 2 to 5 players have to reach and capture a hidden treasure into deep dungeons full of deadly traps and monsters. As soon as one of the team manages to pick-up the treasure, it has to rush to the exit while trying to keep it under its control despite the attacks and the harassment of the opposite team. The player can choose between 4 hero classes: a wizard, a rogue, an executioner and a bard. Accounts can be created for free at www.dungeon-party.com, likewise for the game client.
Regarding Cyanide Studio
Cyanide is a private French video game development studio founded in 2000. Based in Paris, France and in Montreal, Canada, 70 employees are working on the two continents. Well-known for its sports sim such as the popular Cycling Manager Series or Pro Rugby Manager Series, Cyanide is also responsible for the famous Chaos League, and the recent Hack’n’Slash Loki released in end-year 2007. In 2009, Cyanide released the critically acclaimed Blood Bowl, an adaptation of the famous Games Workshop’s board game, the annual edition of Pro Cycling Manager – Tour de France 2009, Dungeon Party, iSurf and Dungeon raiders for iPhone, and is working on the adaptation of the George R.R. Martin ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ into video games.