Climax Solent

Moby ID: 10556

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  • Climax Fareham (from 1999 to 2002-07-01)
  • Climax (from 1996 to 1999)

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Climax was the first and main development division of The Climax Group, with work dating back as far as 1996. The company originally worked under the name Climax and in 1999 the entire office was moved to Fareham. As the company then expanded with more divisions, the name Climax Fareham was soon introduced for all work done at that location.

On 1st July 2002, the business relocated to the Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth and was renamed Climax Solent. The division has been responsible for the development of Sudeki and Serious Sam: Next Encounter, and took over development of Silent Hill: 0rigins in 2007 when Climax LA closed down.

In November 2004, the company became part of the Climax Action brand. By the summer of 2006, the main company stated that it wanted to change Climax into a one location, one studio developer with a single management team and this was achieved by early 2007 when most of the team moved on to the Portsmouth. By January 2008, the Kingston office where Climax London and Climax Handheld Games used to be housed, was closed. Climax Solent then returned to the state it was in almost ten years before: the single operating development division of the Climax Group, but now operating as Climax Action.

Credited on 19 Games from 1996 to 2007

Silent Hill: 0rigins (2007 on PlayStation 2, PSP)
Ghost Rider (2007 on PlayStation 2)
Ghost Rider (2007 on PSP)
Sudeki (2004 on Windows, Xbox)
Serious Sam: Next Encounter (2004 on PlayStation 2, GameCube)
SX Superstar (2003 on PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube)
Gumball 3000 (2002 on PlayStation 2)
SimCoaster (2001 on Windows)
Robot Wars: Arenas of Destruction (2001 on Windows, PlayStation 2)
Battlezone: Rise of the Black Dogs (2000 on Nintendo 64)
Superbike 2000 (2000 on Windows, PlayStation)
Sim Theme Park (1999 on Windows, PlayStation, PlayStation 2...)
NHL Blades of Steel (1999 on Game Boy Color)
The F.A. Premier League Stars (1999 on Windows, PlayStation)
Populous: The Beginning (1998 on Windows, PlayStation, PSP...)
WarCraft II: The Dark Saga (1997 on PlayStation, SEGA Saturn)
FIFA: Road to World Cup 98 (1997 on Windows, PlayStation, Nintendo 64...)
Diablo (1996 on Windows, PlayStation, Macintosh)
Bugs Bunny in Double Trouble (1996 on Genesis, Game Gear)

History +

November 29, 2004

Climax Solent becomes part of the Climax Action brand.

July 1, 2002

Climax Fareham is relocated to the Gunwharf Quays in Porthsmouth and renamed Climax Solent.

1999

Division established as Climax Fareham.

Trivia +

Contact information (2005)

Climax Solent

Somerville Office

Gunwharf Quays

Portsmouth

Hants

PO1 3TT

United Kingdom

Contact information (1999)

Climax Group

Fareham Heights

Standard Way

Fareham

PO16 8XT

United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1329 827777

Fax: +44 (0)1329 828777

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