From Sega Retro

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Founded: 1997-01
Defunct: 2010
Merged into: Activision[1] (2002)
United States

Luxoflux is an American developer, founded in 1997 by Peter Morawiec, Adrian Stephens, and Howard Drossin, who previously worked on Comix Zone at Sega Technical Institute. The company was known for the Vigilante 8 and True Crime series of games, and mainly worked for Activision, who later purchased them in 2002. After licensed titles such as Shrek 2 and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Activision shut down the company in early 2010. Morawiec and Stephens had left the company in 2007 and founded Isopod Labs, who developed Vigilante 8 Arcade.


Luxoflux was founded in January 1997 by Peter Morawiec, Adrian Stephens, and Howard Drossin, the three developers who comprised the entirety of Sega Technical Institute's satellite studio STI Burbank.[2] Having experienced growing frustrations with Sega, the team had declined the option to remain under the company's umbrella, closing the studio in December 1996 and establishing Luxoflux the following month.[2]