From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


Luxoflux was a Santa Monica, California-based game studio founded by Adrian Stephens and Peter Morawiec in January 1997. While the studio's name was first intended to be "Alpha Channel", the name was changed to "Luxoflux" due to the name already being in use. After collaborating on several titles since their inception, Luxoflux would be bought by Activision in October 2002, and later shut down in 2010 due to layoffs at Activision Blizzard. Many Luxoflux employees would migrate to Treyarch, another Santa Monica studio owned by Activision, after the closure.

1st Logo (June 1, 1998-December 15, 2000)

Visuals: On a black background, there is an orange oval banner, with the word "Luxoflux" written inside in a stylized rectangular font with the letters connected, rotate vertically to its full view. The text shines afterwards.

Captions: Below the logo is a caption in an italic green or white font, which changes every time you boot up one of the three games (similar to the opening of Futurama).

  • Vigilante 8:
    • Others may be new, but none so truly modern!
    • In LuxoColor
    • MADE
    • For the modern family!
    • You can taste the difference!
    • Now, with new Terrain-O-Rama!
    • Better products for happier living!
    • Deluxe
    • Quality made entertainment
    • It's just what the doctor ordered!
  • Vigilante 8: 2nd Offense:
    • Vehicular destruction since 1998
    • Weird name. Serious stuff.
    • Contrary to popular belief
    • Retro has never been this groovy!
    • The future is not what it used to be...
    • Fully Y2K Compliant!
    • This time it's personal!
    • You are mad for it!
    • Bubblegum for your mind!
    • Transcends cultural boundaries
    • Back by popular demand!
    • Not a significant source of calcium
    • Others may be new, but none so truly modern!
    • Period.
    • Now, with a high-octane formula!
    • Second time's a charm!
    • In LuxoColor
  • Star Wars: Demolition:
    • Enjoy this game, you will
    • Vehicular destruction since 1998
    • Bemoof the Cromells!
    • Not a significant source of midi-chlorians
    • Chowbaso!
    • Surprisingly Entertaining!
    • Others may be new, but none so truly modern!
    • No kidding
    • There is no try
    • Available in orange only
    • We mean it
    • 99.9% Gungan free
    • In LuxoColour


  • On Star Wars: Demolition, the banner turns to face the camera, except this time it's rusted and squished. The banner tries to stretch to its normal shape, but bounces back. Three hammer strikes happen and the logo is forced back to its usual shape, and the rust dissipates from the logo. The logo shines once.
    • The PlayStation version has the logo shifted upward.
    • The Dreamcast version has the logo centered.

Technique: 3D animation. For the PlayStation and Dreamcast versions of the Vigilante 8 games, the logo is pre-rendered CG, but on Nintendo 64, the logo is rendered in-engine and real time.

Audio: A windchime pass, then a crystallized shining noise.

Audio Variants:

  • On the N64 versions of both Vigilante 8 games, a brief rock tune is heard.
  • On Star Wars: Demolition, there are mechanical noises as the banner turns, wobbling as it stretches, hammer noises as it is bent into shape, and a whoosh as the rust disappears.

Availability: Seen on Vigilante 8 for PlayStation and Nintendo 64 and its sequel, Vigilante 8: 2nd Offense for the former and latter consoles, as well as Dreamcast. Also seen on Star Wars: Demolition for PlayStation and Dreamcast.

2nd Logo (November 4, 2003-June 23, 2008)

Visuals: The logo from before appears with an emboss effect on the banner and a black arc surrounding the text. It usually appears after a custom sequence.

Captions: As with the previous logo, under the logo is a caption which usually changes each time you boot up the game.

  • Streets of LA:
    • Simply Mouth Watering!
    • Choose Your Adventure
    • Because You're Not an Idiot
    • Period.
    • We're Back!
    • Effective Stress Management
    • Others may be new, but none so truly modern!
    • Twice The Kick-Ass, Same Convenient Package
    • For Entertainment Purposes Only
    • The Makers of Vigilante 8
    • You Cannot Help Gazing Steadily!
    • It's a Kang Thang!
    • The Happiness of Pursuit
    • Whatcha Gonna Do?
    • I See You Chris. Not!
    • Yummmmy!
    • Now With Colorful Kerbs!
    • Make Us!
    • It's just What the Doctor ordered!
    • DELUXE
    • All the Gaming Goodness You Can Handle!
    • Goes Down Smooth!
    • Bemoof the Cromells!
    • Caliente!
    • It's The Shiznit!
    • Ouch!
    • Ride the Donkey!
    • Guilty 'Till Proven Innocent
    • Roughhouse Drastically!
    • Weird Name. Serious Stuff
    • Because Rock Stars Are So Passé
    • Transcends Genre and Convention
    • Chockfull O' Bullets!
    • Meow, meow, meow, meow, meow, meow, meow, meow, meow, meow, meow, meow, meow!
  • New York City:
    • Bubblegum For Your Mind!
    • 1 LUX = 3.2 METERS
    • Less Hair, More Attitude
    • You started it!
    • We can neither confirm nor deny our involvement with this game!
    • GRRRREAT!!!
    • It's just What the Doctor ordered!
    • Quality Made Entertainment
    • True Dat!
    • Solving one crime at a time!
    • If it ain't broke, break it!
    • The Happiness of Pursuit
    • Better Products For Happier Living!
    • You Cannot Help Gazing Steadily
    • Filmed Entirely On Location
    • Don't Try This At Home!
    • Transcends Cultural Boundaries
    • Where Crime Does Pay!
    • You are soaking in it!
    • F@#ing Relentless!!!
    • Relax and Bust Somebody!
  • Kung Fu Panda:
    • Is it coffee time yet?
    • You got dumpling in my peanut butter!
    • Made with Love and Devotion
    • ...not a country in Europe
    • Unlimited Chi: On
    • I AM ADAM!!!
  • Shrek 2:
    • Just what the Fairy Godmother ordered
    • They're JUST chickens, there's scarier things in your belly-button lint
    • Orange! (and how!)
    • Goes Down Smooth!
    • Hearty AND filling
    • For Entertainment Purposes Only
    • One Size Fits All
    • Save the Manatees
    • Caliente!
    • Now with more Sea Snakes
    • More fun than cash
    • Powerful!
    • Available in orange
    • A Bargain at Twice the Price!
    • You know, for the kids.
    • Simply Mouth Watering!
    • Sweetened with LuxoSweet!
    • Looks great... Plays great!
    • You may die, but it is a sacrifice I'm willing to make
    • There's something we've been meaning to tell you...
    • You started it.
    • Reduces Swamp Gas pains
    • Donkey tested, ogre approved
    • Transcends Genre and Convention
    • And so...


  • On True Crime: Streets of LA, Nick Kang (the main character) comes up to the screen and kicks it. The logo carves itself on the sole of his boot and flashes, displaying the finished logo (albeit with a slight glow).
  • On True Crime: New York City, Marcus Reed (the main character) comes to the screen and punches it, and he is shown to have a ring on his finger. The logo carves itself on the ring and then flashes, forming the logo.
  • On Shrek 2, Crazy Larry, a leprechaun, appears in a cloud of green smoke, takes off his hat and pulls the logo out of it. It shines and fades out.
  • On Kung Fu Panda, the logo (this time the arc is now white) rotates blurred, which then becomes clear and shines.
  • On the GameCube and PC versions of the True Crime games (as well as the Xbox version of New York City), Shrek 2: Team Action (the PC port of the Shrek 2 console game), and the PC, PS2 and Wii versions of Kung Fu Panda, the captions are absent.

Technique: Pre-rendered CGI.

Audio: A synthesized shining sound when the logo appears.

Audio Variants:

  • On Streets of LA, there is Nick Kang (voiced by Russell Wong) yelling, a breaking glass sound, and then the sound of a car's tires screeching.
    • If the caption below reads "Ride the Donkey!", a donkey braying is heard instead of the screeching.
  • On Shrek 2, a flashing sound is heard when Larry appears, and then a fast whoosh when he pulls the logo out of his hat.
  • On New York City, there is Marcus (voiced by Avery Waddell) grunting, a quick hip hop breakbeat, then the shining sound. Afterwards, a character from the game would utter a remark mentioning the company's name, which changes each time that you boot up the game; for example, Terry (voiced by Mickey Rourke) says "It's Luxoflux, boy scout."
  • On Kung Fu Panda, only a gong is heard.

Availability: Seen on True Crime: Streets of LA, its sequel True Crime: New York City, Shrek 2 and Kung Fu Panda.

3rd Logo (June 23, 2009)

Visuals: The camera zooms past the "Luxoflux" text being created from shards of metal. When it's complete, it gets enveloped by a blue laser banner, which becomes solid and turns into the usual logo.


  • Yeah, that's right
  • Tasty and nutritious
  • That is not how it happened for me
  • Squeezable
  • Don't listen to me when I tell you to do something
  • Done!!
  • Luxoflux. From the makers of Luxoflux
  • WHAT NOW!?
  • That's it. I'm in.
  • Made with Love and Devotion
  • Dinner is served
  • It sounded good at the time
  • Prepare for liftoff
  • Wouldn't it be cool if...
  • Why is it so hot in this room?
  • So Gold Optimus is going to have spinners, right?
  • Last one to play, please turn off the console
  • Why am I the bad cop!?
  • Watch it buddy!!!
  • What happened to the dream?
  • Now that's a big bowl of LOL!
  • You Eated my Cookie?
  • In the house
  • Eat pie
  • Hey! You're back! Did you remember your drink this time?
  • That train has already sailed
  • Point in a Safe Direction
  • Hey kid, I'm a computer
  • You had to be there. Well, you didn't have to, but you should've
  • Donuts: The Perfect Food.
  • Wha-wha???

Variant: On the PC version, the captions are absent.

Technique: CGI.

Audio: Metal scrambling sounds, followed by a deep, menacing orchestral note when the logo is formed.

Availability: Seen on Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.

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