Luxoflux

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Luxoflux
Former type Subsidiary of Activision
Industry Computer and video game industry
Founded January 1997
Defunct February 11, 2010
Headquarters Santa Monica, California, U.S
Key people Peter Morawiec
Adrian Stephens
Products Vigilante 8
True Crime: Streets of LA
True Crime: New York City
Employees 80

Luxoflux was an American video game developer. It was founded by Peter Morawiec and Adrian Stephens in January 1997, and was based in Santa Monica, California.

History[edit]

Luxoflux had a relatively small team size for its first few titles. The two founders plus Jeremy Engelman, David Goodrich and Edvard Toth created Luxoflux's first title Vigilante 8. The game was successful and was ported to the Nintendo 64, and it was followed by a sequel Vigilante 8: 2nd Offense in 1999.

In October 2002 Activision announced it had purchased Luxoflux, which at the time was working on True Crime: Streets of LA. The studio delivered the game and its sequel, True Crime: New York City, before working on licenced titles Kung Fu Panda and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.

On February 11, 2010, Activision announced it was closing the studio as part of a widespread staff reduction that also included the shuttering of Underground Development.[1]

Games[edit]

Year Game Platform(s)
1998 Vigilante 8 PlayStation, Nintendo 64
1999 Vigilante 8: Second Offense PlayStation, Nintendo 64, Dreamcast
2000 Star Wars: Demolition PlayStation, Dreamcast
2003 True Crime: Streets of LA GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox
2004 Shrek 2
2005 True Crime: New York City
2008 Kung Fu Panda PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
2009 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Isopod Labs[edit]

The original founders of Luxoflux later founded Isopod Labs, and later announced Vigilante 8 Arcade to be released on Xbox Live Arcade in the summer of 2008.

Games[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fritz, Ben (February 11, 2010). "Activision lays off about 200 employees, shuts down Santa Monica studio Luxoflux". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 23 November 2013. 

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