was formed in 1995 by Andy Smith, Mark Hardisty and Jerry Swan.
Formerly workers at Virtuality in Leicester,
the three had a dream to produce 3D real time strategy games.
Hit and Run, the music publishers,
were on board as the parent company, and partly financed the venture,
With offices in Strelley Hall -
2 renovated farm buildings in 10 acres of unspoilt English countryside
on the outskirts of the historic city of Nottingham, UK,
Chaybdis housed their software and graphics/design departments.
During their 6 years in operation,
Charybdis published 4 games,
each with a consistent quirky house style.
Magic & Mayhem: The Art of Magic was due to be their fifth.
Before it was liquidated by the parent company,
Charybdis had grown to employ a talented workforce of 19 full-time personnel,
predominantly software engineers and graphic artists,
with game designers and a full time composer.