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Paradox and Cyanide Team Up as Bad Guys

Fredrik Wester, CEO of Paradox, is the kind of guy that you want to sit around a table with, drinks in hand, and talk about games. In fact that was exactly what we did at E3 this year. It was easily one of the best “appointments” I had at the entire show even though there wasn’t a monitor or laptop in sight. It was just a few people sitting around a table with a Tom Collins talking games.

During our lengthy chat, Mr. Wester hinted (strongly) that they were working on a “Dungeon Keeper type” of game with Cyanide Studios. Today that cat has left the building as Impire has been officially announced.

Details remain a little thin, and we’ll try to get Fredrik to talk about the game here at NHS if we can, but basically you play as a demon imp and you need to manage your evil “impire” and keep the remaining imps happy and in line while fighting off waves of annoying treasure/glory hunters. Games like this live or die on their interface so here’s hoping Cyanide can pull it off.

(A set of 12 screens below)

Bill Abner

Bill has been writing about games for the past 16 years for such outlets as Computer Games Magazine, GameSpy, The Escapist, GameShark, and Crispy Gamer. He will continue to do so until his wife tells him to get a real job.

6 thoughts on “Paradox and Cyanide Team Up as Bad Guys

    1. Seriously.

      They are one of the biggest hack video game companies out there. All of their products reek of laziness and total lack of imagination and polish. They have already ruined two of my favorite licenses “Blood Bowl” and “Game of Thrones.”

      Their name is apt, because they are quite literally video game death.

  1. This almost seems derivative of Vlaada Chivatil’s Dungeon Lord board game. I’ll be interested to see if it incorporates some the same elements like reputation.

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