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Lux-Pain Developer Killaware Closes Their Doors

By Spencer . May 4, 2011 . 8:15am

Back in 2006, two former Atlus employees established Killaware. Led by Kazuhiro Yamao, Killaware focused on adventure games and are probably best known in the West for Lux-Pain.

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Lux-Pain’s Strange Snack

By Spencer . April 5, 2009 . 6:56pm

Sometimes press copies are bundled with swag. This isn’t anything new, but this is the first (and probably last) time I’ll get barbeque flavored worms with a game. Ignition’s copy of Lux-Pain came with Larvets: The Original Worm Snax, which are, no kidding, dried worms.   If you played Lux-Pain you probably get the reference. […]

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Lux-Pain: A Lesson In Localization

By Spencer . April 3, 2009 . 5:09pm

There is some screen scratching, but Lux-Pain is really a visual novel. As a genre, visual novels are way less interactive than action games and RPGs. What visual novels do best is immerse readers with elements books don’t offer like music, sound effects, graphics, and branching plots. Most importantly, a good visual novel needs to […]

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Shades Of Lux-Pain’s Dark Plot

By Spencer . March 24, 2009 . 12:50pm

A series of crimes believed to be caused by Silent, a worm created from emotions like hatred and sadness, is at the core of Lux-Pain’s story. Silent infects humans and coerces them to commit crimes. Takeo Higashino, Producer at Marvelous, tells us social problems in Japan such as school refusal, group suicide, mental abuse on […]

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Lux Pain English Trailer Gives off Death Note Vibe?

By Ishaan . January 25, 2009 . 11:36am

Typical Japanese game trailer. Very shounen-esque with a great cheesy J-pop soundtrack blaring in the background. Time Hollow gave me a similar vibe when it was first announced. This…

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A Look At Lux Pain’s Localization (Update)

By Spencer . November 13, 2008 . 2:36pm

We had our eye on Ignition since we knew they were going to publish Lux Pain. Today they officially announced the parasite searching adventure will come to North America in March 2009. Atlus, Xseed, and NIS all have a good reputation of publishing distinctly Japanese games and sticking to the source material. But, how will […]

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Lux Pain Coming To North America In March 2009 Too

By Spencer . October 22, 2008 . 8:22am

Since Rising Star is working on an English version of Lux Pain I was pretty sure it would get released in North America. It was more of a who is going to publish Lux Pain than if it was going to happen. Xseed passed on the scratch and search adventure game which gave Ignition Entertainment […]

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Lux Pain Still On Track For A North American Release

By Spencer . October 10, 2008 . 11:09am

Some of you may remember Lux Pain, an adventure game with screen scratching puzzles that Marvelous brought to Tokyo Game Show last year. Rising Star plans to release an English version in Europe later this year, but what about North America? Xseed and Marvelous won’t be publishing Lux Pain. However, it sounds like Lux Pain […]

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Someone is localizing Lux Pain…

By Spencer . April 30, 2008 . 2:47pm

And it’s probably Rising Star. Marvelous Interactive who published the Killaware designed game earlier this year and you may have forgotten about Lux Pain by now. Maybe you never heard of it. This trailer should help get you up to speed.   [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INz1AF55PEw[/youtube]    The short story is Lux Pain is an adventure game where […]

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Lux-Pain’s De-Lux presents

By Spencer . November 13, 2007 . 7:56am

Yeah, the title of this post has a ridiculous pun, but the bonus items are named in a similarly awkward way. If you pre-order Lux Pain, Killaware’s first game, you get Lux-Sound (aka the soundtrack) and the Lux-Paint book (aka the official art book). Hmm… you know who generously packages goodies with their games in […]

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Watch – Lux Pain’s TGS trailer

By Spencer . October 26, 2007 . 11:00am

I don’t know how this slipped through the cracks, but Marvelous put up a trailer for Lux Pain. There isn’t much gameplay in it, probably because there isn’t much to it. You scratch the screen to find worms with information. That’s probably for the better though because it wouldn’t be nearly as interesting to watch […]

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Quick Hands on with Lux Pain

By Spencer . September 24, 2007 . 7:40pm

Down at Marvelous’ booth there were a handful of stations for Lux Pain and I was the only one who stood up to try the demo. Let me start by saying Lux Pain is a text adventure, extremely heavy text adventure game. I jumped into a middle of an episode and fell right into gameplay. […]

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The next DS adventure, Lux Pain

By Spencer . September 7, 2007 . 7:44am

Fans of adventure games may want to keep an eye out on Lux Pain. The game stars 17 year old Saijo (pictured in the center) who had a golden eye transplant that allows him to see the dark side of the world. After Silent killed his family he underwent surgery and was granted the power […]

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