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First iPhone effort from Cyanide's Canadian offshoot.

Montreal (Canada), 27th May 2008

Amusement Cyanide Inc., the Canadian arm of independent game developer Cyanide, today announced that it was releasing iSurf, its first game for Apple’s iPhone. iSurf is a fun and easy-to-play game which opens up the colourful world of surfing, allowing the player to ride gigantic waves and attempt breathtaking acrobatic manoeuvres.

Historically a Windows PC developer, Cyanide’s Canadian team were very excited by the prospect of working for the iPhone. « The iPhone is a very interesting platform, given its sleek design without buttons or pads, unlike other hardware. This motivated our game designer in the same way as did the Wii » declared Fabrice Granger, COO of Cyanide Montréal. « The decision to develop a game for the iPhone is a natural step for Cyanide, which has been broadening its target hardware platforms over the past couple of years. Moreover, the App Store is a very attractive distribution channel for developers, even if it is difficult to gain visibility » he added.

iSurf is a surfing game for Apple’s iPhone which is played using the smartphone’s accelerometers and touchscreen.

Learn how to master bigger and bigger waves and perform more than 40 manoeuvres. Carry out breathtaking aerial tricks over massive breakers, test yourself against humungous tubes and pull-off combos to amass points. When you smash a record you unlock exotic apparel for your surfers who, if they are not as cool as you would wish, soon will be !

The game is available now and can be downloaded from Apple’s App Store at a very appealing price. Follow the link to the iSurf AppStore page.

Screenshots and a video trailer are also avalaible here: http://www.cyanide-studio.com/?rub=node&nid=823&pid=825

Regarding Amusement Cyanide Inc. and Cyanide Studio

Amusement Cyanide Inc. was founded in 2007 and is the Canadian subsidiary of French independent game developer Cyanide.

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 will release Blood Bowl on PC/X360/PSP/DS, an adaptation of the famous Games Workshop’s board game, already awaited as a potential great hit, the annual edition of Pro Cycling Manager – Tour de France 2009 on PC and PSP, and finally its first online dungeon-crawling free-to-play, Dungeon Party!

Amusement Cyanide Inc. – 2030 Boulevard Pie IX Montreal – H1V2C8 Quebec – Tel: +1 514 524 5941 – www.cyanide-studio.com

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