OverviewClimax 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.
Also Known As
- Climax Fareham (from 1999 to Jul 01, 2002)
- Climax (from 1996 to 1999)
|Silent Hill: 0rigins||(2007)|
|Serious Sam: Next Encounter||(2004)|
|Robot Wars: Arenas of Destruction||(2001)|
|Sim Theme Park||(2000)|
|Battlezone: Rise of the Black Dogs||(2000)|
|Populous: The Beginning||(1999)|
|F.A. Premier League Stars, The||(1999)|
|San Francisco Rush: Extreme Racing||(1998)|
|FIFA: Road to World Cup 98||(1997)|
|WarCraft II: The Dark Saga||(1997)|
|Bugs Bunny in Double Trouble||(1996)|
TriviaContact information (1999)
Tel: +44 (0)1329 827777
Fax: +44 (0)1329 828777
Related Web Sites
- Climax's PS2 Fetish Unveiled (preview of the studio's cancelled Stunt Driver, on IGN (17th April 2000))
- First Look: Title Defense for PS2 (preview of the studio's cancelled title Title Defense, on IGN (29th March 2000))