We’re fast approaching the 20th anniversary of Lara’s sixth outing, and I want to extend Raidercast’s library of media to include writing. Articles and letters from fans of the series, sharing their passion and fascination for various aspects of the world of Tomb Raider.
In this cosplay community episode I brought together the stories of eight Lara Croft fans from around the world, to talk about their experiences embodying the Tomb Raider. Naturally this may seem like a very visual episode, and I highly recommend seeing the video below.
As we near the actual anniversary of Lara’s debut, I sat down with author Daryl Baxter who talks us through the creation of his 25-year celebration book: ‘The Making of Tomb Raider’, which features some exciting interviews covering the first two years of Croft adventures at Core Design!
How does Tomb Raider’s depiction of demons and demonology compare to our real-world myths? This episode strayed into some pretty dark territory. I don’t expect it’ll actually give anyone nightmares, but some parts are chilling! Just don’t listen in the dark, and don’t go wandering off into any lakes if you think you can hear a baby crying, ok?
In this episode I’m going to blow the lid off an in-game conspiracy that was hidden in plain sight since the very beginning. Join me as I investigate the artefacts of Tomb Raider, the race behind them, and a grand unifying theory that ties everything together.
From tombs and skeletal remains to ghosts and everlasting life, Lara’s world presents a mixed view of what happens when we die. But while the topic might seem grim, the series presents a surprisingly hopeful view on it: this is Death In Tomb Raider.
Five years ago Rise of the Tomb Raider was released, and to celebrate the occasion I chatted with the wonderful narrative designer and writer Rhianna Pratchett!
Back in October and November 2021, in the spirit of the 25th anniversary of TR1, I introduced my husband to Tomb Raider. Here’s how he got on, and answers your questions! This episode went out earlier on the Raidercast Youtube channel, so some of you may have heard it before.
The fans have spoken! In recent polls on Twitter/IG/Youtube with numbers in the thousands, an overwhelming 97% of people voted YES to seeing Tomb Raider ports, remakes and remasters on modern consoles. I sat down with community legends Laurie (Survivor Reborn / Confessions of a Gaming Mum) and Steve (Steve of Warr), to discuss the potential for seeing Lara’s old adventures being given new life.
What if Lara Croft wasn’t the star? In the Survivor timeline, Lara’s father is massively important to the story. We investigate her ‘daddy’s issues’, and ask what if we had a Tomb Raider game where he was the main character instead, and how would it work?
In this special episode, I chat with astrophysicist, gamer, (and husband!) Dr. Carpineti about Lara’s cosmically-entangled adventures. Inspired by the upcoming eclipse visible from parts of South America, we chat about the science behind how outer space is presented across the Tomb Raider games and films.
In this episode, I’m joined on the phone by my first special guest: Lara Croft’s original voice actress, Shelley Blond, for a conversation about globetrotting, and Lara’s relevance in 2020.
Have Tomb Raider and Lara inspired your creative side? In this episode, I spoke to two creative fans who were brought together by their mutual love of Tomb Raider. Say hello to Vic and Jason, whose Vault podcast inspired the creation of Raidercast!
Don’t miss the second Raidercast In Partnership with @TombRaider! Myself and TR social media manager Neha sat down with Jason Botta and Noah Hughes from Crystal Dynamics to talk about the development of Tomb Raider Legend and Tomb Raider Anniversary.
I have an annoying habit of praising the original Tomb Raider game so much that anyone listening would think it must be some kind of absolutely untouchable, flawless, perfect masterpiece. And while I’d fight for the opinion that it practically is – admittedly, it does raise quite a number of questions that are left unanswered, and mysteries left unexplained. Let’s poke some fun!
The first 10 days of 2021 have brought with it an unbelievable amount of progress for Core Design’s lost gem. Here are some parts I want to highlight, with some investigation onto the code, some chat about where fans are taking this game, and why it’s important.
Rumors have been flying around about an alleged “Ultimate Experience” for some time, so I decided to dig into all that legal jargon and try to make sense of all those trademark timestamps in an attempt to explain what *might* be happening behind the scenes.
A deep-dive into the history of Core Design’s Tomb Raider 10th Anniversary Edition. This video was made shortly before fans managed to experience the game first-hand.
How does Tomb Raider’s depiction of demons and demonology compare to our real-world myths and spirituality? Tomb Raider and the supernatural have always gone hand in hand. What can be seen as advanced technology can sometimes be unquestionably magic, and sometimes Lara’s world is downright horrifying.
In the second episode of the Raidercast podcast series I chat on the phone to Lara's first voice actress, Shelley Blond, and we talk about globetrotting, and the Tomb Raider community. Her words about Lara's relevance are so passionate and unifying.
Welcome to Raidercast! The podcast that dives into the myths, mysteries, and monsters of Tomb Raider. In this first episode, join me on a nostalgic adventure as I think back over my Tomb Raider journey from its roots until the present day. I hope this episode gives context to my feelings towards the series as one of Lara’s millions of fans worldwide.