Tomb Raider fans celebrate the franchise's 25th anniversary

25 Ways ‘Tomb Raider’ Fans Celebrated Its 25th Anniversary

2021 was a big year for Tomb Raider fans as the popular video game (and film) franchise celebrated a new milestone: its 25th anniversary. The Crystal Dynamics community management team did a commendable job of commemorating this special occasion with a year-long program of online events, fan spotlights, and merchandise drops but it was the …

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Tomb Raider Horizons Featured in TheGamer Article on ‘Tomb Raider’ and Travel

As part of its "Tomb Raider Week" celebrations last November, gaming news site TheGamer published an article about the Tomb Raider franchise and how it had inspired fans to follow in Lara's footsteps... including yours truly! Writer Stacey Henley reached out to me and several other Tomb Raider fan community members to ask us about …

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Lara Croft encounters the villagers of Paititi

10 Things I’d Like to See in the Next ‘Tomb Raider’ Game

Many moons ago, I put together a wish list for a sequel to Tomb Raider (2013) and, oddly enough, most of the items on that list ended up being gameplay features in Rise of the Tomb Raider, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, or both. And while a new Tomb Raider game has yet to be confirmed, …

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Weta Workshop's Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Anniversary statue

Weta Workshop Teases Tomb Raider Anniversary Statue

Tomb Raider's 25th anniversary may be over a year away but New Zealand-based design studio Weta Workshop has already announced that it will be paying homage to the beloved video game franchise and its iconic heroine in the form of a brand new 1:4 scale statue. The new statue was teased during Weta Workshop's Comic-Con …

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Tomb Raider video chat background

‘Tomb Raider’ Video Chat Backgrounds

Spice up your next video conference call for work or school with a funky Tomb Raider-themed video chat background! The Crystal Dynamics staff have raided their extensive image archives and found twelve scenic backgrounds inspired by some of Lara Croft's greatest adventures, which they have uploaded to Flickr for your video conferencing pleasure. With these …

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Noelle Adams as Classic Lara Croft

#LiveMoreLara: An Interview With Noelle ‘Pfangirl’ Adams

In the absence of any substantial Tomb Raider news, I thought I'd devote some time to getting in touch with other fan community members to learn more about their projects and how they feel about the current state of the Tomb Raider franchise and fan base. Back in January, I contacted artist and Blender model …

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Burial doll replica from Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Arte-Factual: Burial Doll Replica

In the previous edition of Arte-Factual, I looked at Mexican sugar skulls, a folk art tradition that combines Christian religious practices with ancient Mesoamerican beliefs. This time around, I thought I'd turn my attention to the burial doll replica Lara Croft comes across in the remote town of Kuwaq Yaku in the jungles of Peru. …

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Screenshot from Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Taste Raider: Poc Chuc

During one of her many optional side quests in Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Lara Croft comes across the recently-widowed Xoco, a resident of the Hidden City whose husband Sumaq had been murdered under suspicious circumstances. While Lara conducts her investigation into Sumaq's murder, Xoco tells the inquisitive adventurer that she had been planning to …

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Jason Chester's model of the Dragon's Lair from Tomb Raider II

Jason Chester’s ‘Tomb Raider II’ Low-Poly Blender Models

Earlier this year, I interviewed Tomb Raider fan and Blender model designer Jason Chester to learn more about his incredible series of low-polygon models based on the groundbreaking 1996 game. And, as promised, he went on to create a series of models based on the 1997 sequel, completing this mammoth task in late May 2020. …

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Lara Croft-themed outfits in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Lara Croft Meets ‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’

Looking for ways to bring some Tomb Raider flair to your island in Animal Crossing: New Horizons? Well, thanks to the creative efforts of the Crystal Dynamics community management team, your AC:NH character will have the option to don a number of Lara Croft-inspired outfits and decorate their island home with some Tomb Raider-themed art. …

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