The University of Southampton

Climax Studios

 Climax has grown into one of the world's leading independent video game developers thanks to a very experienced core management group and of course our talented teams of programmers, artists and designers. Since it's formation in 1988, Climax has developed a string of critically acclaimed and commercially successful titles for many of the world’s major Video Game publishers.


At one point we grew globally to 5 studios.  The sale of the Climax Racing Studio to Buena Vista Games in 2006 together with global changes to the industry changed the focus of the company.  Our focus is now on the quality of our games rather than the quantity. Using our proprietary advanced project management tools, the studio is delivering a wide range of titles from ports of existing games, fresh takes on existing IP, to exciting new ideas for the current and next generation of consoles.


We are based in the historic city of Portsmouth, in the heart of the famous sailing area known as the Solent. The studio is located in the old Gunwharf Dockyard in a rejuvenated commercial and leisure area. Our open plan, 12,000 square feet, state of the art studio is home to 140 staff across all disciplines and comes with spectacular views out across the Solent and Portsmouth Harbour. There’s a strong universal flavour at the studio with development staff from all over the globe; from as far away as Egypt, Hungary, Malaysia and the USA