Tag Archives: lara croft
Tue, Oct 04, 2011 | 17:48 BST
Crystal Dynamics is celebrating 15 years of Tomb Raider with an initiative created for fans via a digital exhibition of eight original art created specifically for the series.
Mon, Jul 18, 2011 | 15:39 BST
Crystal Dynamics brand director Karl Stewart has said that it needed to reboot Tomb Raider and, more specifically, Lara Croft because she was “losing relevance.”
Fri, Jun 24, 2011 | 20:35 BST
Sun, Jan 16, 2011 | 22:11 GMT
Crystal Dynamics global brand director Karl Stewart has said the developer is yet to cast a voice actress for the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot, and that official merchandise is being considered.
Fri, Nov 12, 2010 | 22:14 GMT
The cover for the next Game Informer issue has hit the net, with the December issue landing in mail boxes, it has loads of folks speculating that a teaser within may be related to the next entry into the Tomb Raider franchise.
Tue, Sep 28, 2010 | 23:45 BST
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light is out today on Steam and PSN, and we’ve posted the launch trailer for you below the break.
Wed, Sep 22, 2010 | 16:46 BST
Sony has provided US subscribers of PlayStation Plus a list of what’s coming to the service, and it looks as though folks with automatic downloads enabled will get a demo of Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light added to their console.
That’s not all though, hit the break for more.
Tue, Sep 21, 2010 | 19:14 BST
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light may be hitting PSN and Steam next week, but it will forgo online co-op until a “later date”, according to Crystal Dynamics.
Wed, Jun 30, 2010 | 15:16 BST
Tue, Jun 15, 2010 | 00:36 BST
Xbox has revealed that it will be releasing five titles as part of its Summer of Arcade promotion, including the highly anticipated Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light.
Thu, Apr 29, 2010 | 14:38 BST
Crystal Dynamics sent us over some screens from Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light this morning, featuring fantasy artist Michael Komarck’s interpretation of Lara and Totec.
It’s the first official piece of art for Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light to be released, and it’s below the break.
Tue, Mar 30, 2010 | 23:57 BST
Fri, Mar 19, 2010 | 16:42 GMT
During GDC, Crystal Dynamics’ brand director Karl Stewart and producer Forest Large showed us a bit of Lara Croft, which does not take place in any time line contained within the Tomb Raider series.
In fact, it doesn’t even contain that moniker, because according to Stewart, the developers wanted to give Lara a new coat of paint and freshen her up a bit.
Fri, Mar 12, 2010 | 06:46 GMT
Fri, Feb 26, 2010 | 08:16 GMT
Derby’s public has voted to name a new ring road Lara Croft Way, in honour of the town’s most famous pretend woman.
Sat, Feb 06, 2010 | 19:54 GMT
Eidos has announced it’s releasing a collection of artwork from the Tomb Raider series titled The Art of Tomb Raider.
Mon, Dec 07, 2009 | 09:02 GMT
Crystal Dynamics is looking for a multiplayer designer with “5+ years working on current AAA multiplayer games on next-gen consoles”.
Why? Probably because Uncharted 2′s multiplayer will keep the game away from the bargain bins long enough to make its ludicrous development costs actually, fiscally worthwhile, and Tomb Raider’s “a bit like it”.
Just saying. The job posting’s here. The next Lara game hasn’t been formally announced yet.
Tue, Sep 15, 2009 | 19:07 BST
Lara Croft co-creator Toby Gard has “probably had enough” of working on the Tomb Raider franchise, the developer told VG247 today, but his just-confirmed departure from Crystal Dynamics was an “amicable” one.
“I can’t really discuss the situation around my leaving,” Gard said in a phone interview. “It was amicable, but I can’t really discuss it. I might have to go into what was going on inside Crystal Dynamics, and I don’t really want to talk about any of their stuff. I’m under NDA, anyway.”
Gard admitted Lara’s allure had faded: this is the second time he’s parted company with the IP, having famously quit the original Core Tomb Raider team in 1997.
“I think I’ve probably had enough,” he laughed. “It’s been a long time.”
He added: “Obviously it’s sad, but I guess I already realised it was out of my hands a long time ago. I left the first time because it was already out of my hands. My interest in going back to help out with Crystal was really just to make sure that that hand-over process worked out as well as possible; I do care about the character.
“At Crystal I obviously had a great time, and learned a lot there. It’s been a really good experience for me, and that’s that, really. A good time to move on.”
Gard has now set himself up as a freelance consultant, although it sounds as though he’s finding his way a little.
“I don’t really know whether or not it’ll work out,” he said. “At the moment I’m doing some freelance consulting, so I’m looking around to see whether or not people in the games industry are actually looking for consultancy. I don’t know how much that actually goes on, so I’ll have to wait and see.
“It just seems to me that there are a few key areas like story-writing and cinematics and feedback on designs that seem like key points in the game where it would make sense to have someone come in and give some outside opinion, just not have someone on the payroll that’s just sitting around not doing anything for the rest of the game period.”
You could probably do worse than hire Toby Gard, game developers of the world. Hit up his LinkedIn page for contact details.
Tue, Sep 15, 2009 | 09:34 BST
Lara co-creator Toby Gard has left Crystal Dynamics, according to his LinkedIn page.
No reason has been given for the move. The developer’s now doing general consultancy, providing “services covering story, cinematics, animation, character design, game design and balancing.”
Gard was on the original Tomb Raider team. He famously quit to work on Galleon, which kind of failed a bit. He came back into Eidos to work on the Tomb Raider franchise in 2004.
Mon, Aug 03, 2009 | 08:20 BST
UK town Derby is considering naming a new ring road after local heroine Lara Croft.
According to a ThisIsDerby story, suggested names have included Florence Nightingale Way and Lara Croft Way.
Florence Nightingale was a noted humanitarian attributed with saving the lives of many thousands of injured soldiers during the Crimean War. Lara Croft is a overly-mammarized videogame character attributed with making a bunch of money by jumping around and shooting a bit.
“Personally I would be in favour of something that projects something new and modern about the city,” said John Forkin, director of Marketing Derby.
“I quite like the Lara Croft idea.”
Pathetic. Just call it Lara’s Ring and have done with it.