Luxoflux Corp.
TypeSubsidiary
IndustryVideo games
FoundedJanuary 1997
DefunctFebruary 11, 2010
HeadquartersSanta Monica, California, U.S.
Key people
Peter Morawiec
Adrian Stephens
ProductsVigilante 8 series
True Crime series
Number of employees
80
ParentActivision (2002–2010)

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

History

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 licensed titles Kung Fu Panda and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.

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

Games

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 Microsoft Windows, 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

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

Games

References

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