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Climax Sets Sights Sky High For Games Charity

Sponsored skydive in aid of the entertainment software charity (June 18, 2004)

Leading British games developer Climax today announced an ambitious fundraising challenge which is set to raise money for the Entertainment Software Charity. A sponsored skydive will take place on Friday 30th July and is open to anyone from the games industry, including friends and family, as long as they have a head for heights.

Participants are asked to raise individual sponsorship amounting to a minimum of 400 plus a fee of 195 to cover their Tandem, Accelerated Freefall or Static Line jump. For an additional 85 you can even have the whole experience captured on video!

The event is being organised in association with one of the leading skydive companies in the UK, Skydive Aurora and will take place at Brackley in Northants. Don't worry if you are a skydiving virgin as instructors will be on hand throughout the day, all of whom are full-time experienced skydivers, qualified under both the British parachute Association and United States Parachute association.

Karl Jeffery, CEO of Climax said: "Sky Diving seemed to be the ideal way to combine a fun activity with the worthy cause of the Entertainment Software Charity (ESC). The ESC does wonderful good works for disadvantaged children and is a credit the UK games industry, Climax is very proud to be supporting the charity."

If you would like to take part in this thrilling day out and do your bit for the Entertainment Software Charity at the same time please contact Dawn Beasley at Climax on 02392 836120 or email

The ESC runs a number of new initiatives each year which raise money for youth charities in the UK. Covering education, health and personal development the charity is dedicated to helping young people achieve a brighter future.

For more information on the Entertainment Software Charity and how you can get involved, either access the official website at or please contact:

Tel: 01458 270204

To find out more about skydiving with Skydive Aurora please visit

About Climax:
Climax was originally founded in 1988 by Karl Jeffery and has since grown to become one of the world's leading interactive entertainment companies. Climax has achieved critical worldwide acclaim with award winning titles such as the MotoGP series, which was published by THQ. The company recently won the Grand Prix Award - the most prestigious to be awarded at the Develop magazine ceremony. Striving to keep at the cutting edge of technological development within the videogame industry, Climax now has six divisions worldwide - Portables, Brighton, Solent, Nottingham and London - and now Los Angeles, its first U.S. studio. Climax is an active technology and content developer for the following platforms: PC, Sony PlayStation 2, Microsoft Xbox , Nintendo Game Boy Advance and GameCube, Nintendo DS, Sony PSP, 3D mobile and other handheld platforms. Current projects include Sudeki, a first party Xbox title, Warhammer Online, a stunning MMORPG, and Project Avalon, which is being developed for next-generation platforms. The Climax website is located at:

About the ESC:
Founded in 2000, the Entertainment Software Charity was created to use the popularity of gaming to help give back to those less fortunate. The not-for-profit charity was established by prominent members of the gaming community to create a dedicated initiative programme to advance young people through play, training and education.

The Entertainment Software Charity works with hardware vendors, developers, software publishers, magazine publishers, retailers, distributors and logistics providers, all of whom give their time, input, resources and intellectual properties to help support charities committed to improving the future of young people.
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