The second secret unlocked!Dear raiders, a month ago as a present to Lara’s BD, we created the Treasure Vault project and revealed the first secret we had prepared for you. The time to unlock the second one has finally come and we are happy to present you an exclusive collection of videos and commercials Lara appeared in. We’ve collected everything we managed to find and it turned out to be quite an impressive pile of videos so we divided it into three thematic sections which we will reveal one by one. So enjoy part one – Commercials. Two others are soon to follow!
Keep in mind that some videos aren't of high quality given that they're really old and hard to obtain nowadays.
Tomb Raider '13 release giveaway! - THE WINNERS!Dear raiders, random.org has spoken its word and we have two lucky winners!Tomb Raider '13 release giveaway! - THE WINNERS!10 months ago in Personal More Like This
And the winning numbers are...
12 and 16
~dirtfries and ~MidnaWolf6658
Clear your walls darlings, your posters gonna need a lot of space. The staff will contact you soon and tell the details of getting your prize.
We want to say a huge thank you for all of you who participated, it was a real pleasure to read all your warm and touching stories. Many of you participated not for the first time and be sure - Tomb Raider Empire will have many more projects with great prizes in the future and you will surely have your super lucky day!
The countdown at our front page has been tirelessly ticking away seconds to March 5th, the long anticipated release date of Tomb Raider 2013, and now there are only few
Contest - Winners will be announced tomorrow!!Dear raiders, the judging of our first grand art contest is almost completeContest - Winners will be announced tomorrow!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
We will be announcing the winners tomorrow, Nov 11 2012, so make sure to check for a journal update!! Nervous much?
Dear Raiders, we’re thrilled to announce that after long weeks of preparations we are finally ready to launch
our first grand art contest!
You do know all these gorgeous promotional artworks, don’t you?
And do you know how those were created? All these masterpieces used to be very rough sketches once, like this:
Many of you definitely know how fascinating the process of an artwork’s creation is - how the idea turns into a sketch, how the sketch turns into a breathtaking artwork. Tomb Raider Empire offers you a chance to walk in the shoes of creative directors yourselves and invites to join the contest
So what are you to do here? As the na
Anniversary + 3 months premium giveaway!Exciting news, dear raiders! Exactly one year ago this group has been brought to life and today we celebrate our very first annivesary! This year was very eventful and we hit quite a few milestones including this one! Read on because it's time to get nostalgic, and even better, time for presents!Anniversary + 3 months premium giveaway!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Why is this important for us and what have we accomplished with your help?
Thanks to our awesome members and your responsiveness we managed to hit 2000+ members in less than just a year. Thank you so much for that, you guys are really amazing
We launched our special „Challenge games“ project which started only as a test idea and you seemed to have loved it – we had 2 games so far ( I, II
3rd secret - Never run out of games to play!You know that feeling when you finish a game and you're dying to play more?3rd secret - Never run out of games to play!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Of course you do! That's why Tomb Raider Empire will make sure you find a way of never running out of fabulous Tomb Raider games. And no, it doesn't involve waiting for new sequels to come out!
We are presenting to you an entire realm of custom fan-made levels, downloadable for free, with no installation required. All you have to do is click „download“, extract and run! The Empire staff has play – tested some and now recommends!
The best overall gaming experience
~ Mists of Avalon~
Our rating - priceless
Secret parts 2 and 3 unlocked + newsDear deviants, we're ready to reveal the rest of the 2nd secret to you! We have combined parts 2 and 3 since you have been waiting for so long, and now it's also more fun all at onceSecret parts 2 and 3 unlocked + news2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Apart from Lara videos galore, we have more big news for you so keep on scrollin'!
Second secret part II – Music Videos featuring
Die Ärzte - Männer sind Schweine
Korn – Did my time
U2 - Elevation
Second secret part III – Gametap's Tomb Raider Cartoons
Tomb Raider 2013: expectations and realityReboot of Tomb Raider franchise was probably the most heatedly discussed topic over the last 4 years. We didn’t know if it would become a success or yet another fail, but there was one thing that was clear as a day – fandom split in two. One group supported and firmly believed in the reboot. The other group hated and resented the idea of it claiming that Lara Croft is dead for them now.Tomb Raider 2013: expectations and reality7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Illustration by ~Pencil-Stencil and =Aida-Art
Now the game is out. It IS a success. Franchise that was on a razor edge before was saved. But there is one question that remained unanswered – did people who resented reboot change their mind or they just receded in the dark mourning over the character that is dead for them now.
Tomb Raider Empire offers you, dear loyal raiders, a little quiz that will help to make things clear. It will be really interesting for us to hear your answers on the given questions and we are sure it will be inter
You killed the beast!We finally have the results of our big boss fight poll project. After weeks of interrogating, our raiders have spoken!You killed the beast!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Just to recall ourselves, the boss finalists that were competing for the toughest, most badass boss title in the history of Tomb Raider were (by the order of appearance ):
-The Centaurs (TR1/TRA)
-The Dragon/Bartolli (TR2)
-The Spider/dr. Willard (TR3)
-The Bull/Guardian of Semerkhet (TR4)
-The Android (TR5)
-Unknown Entity/Amanda (TRL)
And the winner is *drum-rolls*
Yep, she/it most definitely gave us all a hard time, and for the rest of you guys who maybe haven't yet had the chance to play Angel of Darkness, brace yourselves Many of our members even admitted having to cheat to get past her. She was a hard cookie to impress...
That be it so far, dear raiders, stay tuned, we've got a bunch of more surprises to be revealed soon!
Stay tuned to
Interview with the creative director of TR!Dear raiders!Interview with the creative director of TR!11 months ago in Personal More Like This
We have had the honor of participating in an interview with Noah Hughes, the creative director of TR, on a Tomb Raider event in Dubai this year!
Our dear admin Ahmad ( *Orphen5 ) filmed this video in cooperation with Reno ( LaraCroftTheRaider.com ) who was asking Noah questions that every fan is surely wondering about. A lot has been revealed about the new game already, but here is some more info about elements of the game that fans (old and new) are curious about!
The video is 19 minutes long so here's just a basic transcript of the interview (if you want to hear all the additional details that the guys discussed, watch the entire thing! )
Lara is back!
This time around we are telling Lara's origin story, as most of the fans know , but part of that is trying to bring lara back to the forefront as a game
The Third Challenge Game - CLOSEDWe have our winner! Sincerest congrats to our super awesome raider, :iconlaydikroft:, this game was extra tricky!The Third Challenge Game - CLOSED4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Thanks everyone who participated - We will be posting the solutions in several days since some of you expressed the wish of leaving the game open so you could solve it regardless of who wins. So have fun til we spoil with solutions! You guys are awesome, thanks for your support
E3 Summary: what new we've got on Tomb Raider '13?And so E3 frenzy is finally over. It’s been a huge event with tsunami of articles, interviews and updates. If you didn’t follow every single update you can read about everything most important that happened right here, at our Summary Blog!E3 Summary: what new we've got on Tomb Raider '13?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Tomb Raider release date is appointed to March 5th, 2013. Can’t wait for this day? Neither can we. That’s why we added a Countdown Widget to our front page that will be counting off the minutes to the anticipated day. Make sure to check out our front page every now and then to find out how many days are left till the start of the big adventure!
Tomb Raider movie will be created by GK Films studio. The writers appointed are Hawk Ostby and Mark Fergus (Children of Men, Iron Man, and Cowboys & Aliens). The intent, so far, is to go back and tell the exact same story as will be presented in the game.
New gameplay trailer + exclusive cutsceneAnd so darlings, it is time to see more amazing moments of the future game! To tell the truth, the Crossroads trailer revealed more of the cutscenes than actual gameplay. Time to change that! Watch long 5 minutes of an actual and totally fabulous gameplay:New gameplay trailer + exclusive cutscene2 years ago in Personal More Like This
What do you think? Looks gorgeous to me and that parachute part was especially breathtaking. That is definitely something we haven’t tried before and that is gonna be soooo much fun.
And that’s not all as for the amazing videos. Did you get excited over the scene of Lara’s escape from the prisoners’ camp and her first kill? Well now you can see the full scene from the moment of Lara being captured up to the final gun shot. Enjoy:
News about the new gameDear raiders, we bring you the interview with CrystalD's Global Brand Director, Karl Stewart! Fans asked the questions about the upcoming Tomb Raider game, and Karl answered them Enjoy!News about the new game2 years ago in Personal More Like This
stevo505: Will we ever see some behind the scenes content, such as motion-capture and voice-recording sessions?
Karl: Yes, we intend to show lots of behind the scenes content, but are working to ensure that it isn’t delivered in the same old vein as developer diaries. We’re going to do something very special in not-so-distant future, although I don’t want to give it away right now.
aragorn2: The game will have any stealth system or it will be more action style?
Karl: We’re working very hard to ensure our combat system has a variety of different play
Tomb Raider Has Won Best of E3 and More!TOMB RAIDER 2013Tomb Raider Has Won Best of E3 and More!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
E3 Expo Journey
Like or love what you're seeing in our journal? We keep getting to add tons of new information, like the new movie information below to our E3 Expo journey. If you are, be sure to favorite the journal to keep up with the news, so you don't miss a bit and by visiting our page daily for interviews, videos, media, and more!
Tomb Raider has won!
Best of Show at E3 2012
People's Choice at E3 2012
Best New Trailer at E3 2012
Microsoft Press Conference Stage Demo
Captured, brand new gameplay! Demo!
[Bullet; Red] Open World Gameplay! [Bullet; Red]
[Bullet; Red] IGN's Extended Deer De
Announcing the Third Challenge Game!Hello raiders!Announcing the Third Challenge Game!4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Summer is about to make its way to autumn and we’ve got something to make its final days really fun. We’re announcing our third Challenge Games! Not only we made sure these games would be longer and trickier than the past ones to really test your raiding skills, but there also have been some changes in the overall games concept you will surely like. From now on Challenge Games become seasonal and each season will have its special prize. We, the admins, will be making remakes of the classic Tomb Raider artworks which will be printed on cups exclusively for the winners. The winner shall also receive a full resolution version of the artwork as a wallpaper. So what Summer Challenge Games got in store for you? Time to take a swim in a good old Sola wetsuit!
(click an image for a larger view)
Ready to test your puzzle
First look behind the scenes of Tomb RaiderSome time ago we presented you our new Lara Croft - the charming Camilla Luddington - promising to reveal more information on the girl as soon as she gives her first interviews. Time to stick to the promise! Watch the first episode of the documentary series about the upcoming game. This one is featuring the newborn Lara and the process of the game’s creation. Really fascinating thing, make sure not to miss it! Also watch Camy talking about her iconic role, how the archery lessons she took in her childhood came in handy, her reaction about getting the role and many-many other exciting details.First look behind the scenes of Tomb Raider1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The interviewing guy seemed familiar to you, didn’t he? This should clear the things out.
So yes, Geoff Keighley has chosen to explore the nuances of Tomb Raider in his third <b>
First secret unlocked - Happy Birthday, Lara!Dear raiders, the big day has finally come – our dearest Lady Croft celebrates her Birthday! And to honor that great event we are ready to reveal the first secret from our Treasure Vault. So congratulations, gamer, you’ve unlocked the first secret – “Lara Daily Deviations”.First secret unlocked - Happy Birthday, Lara!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Tomb Raider Empire undertook the mission to collect all Daily Deviations our famous heroine managed to get over the years. We’ve dug through DA archives to collect all the amazing pieces that were awarded so to showcase them all.
Repaint Angelina Jolie as Lara by *noeling Tomb Raider series 01 by ~uniqueProject
And today we’re opening two new folders in our gallery:
Third Challenge Game SolutionsHello again raiders! We once again want to sincerely congratulate our super awesome raider ~laydiKroft on showing superb puzzle-solving abilities and victory in the Summer Challenge Games. We hope that everybody who wanted to continue solving the puzzles had enough time by now so it's time for us to reveal the secrets for each level. We will leave all of the clues in their rightful places so you can go check them all out with a walkthrough, if you're interestedThird Challenge Game Solutions4 months ago in Personal More Like This
But before that, we have a little surprise for you all! Every active participant deserved a little bonus for trying so hard and passionately moving forward. So each person who either sent us a group note or commented on the blog shall receive a full resolution version of the Sola artwork we've created for these games! Thank you guys for being so amazing and participating.
The first level started the moment you finished reading the announcement blog. You were presented with
The 4th Challenge Game - CLOSEDWe have a winner Guys, congratulate the super awesome raider, =DCLeadboot for being the quickest one to pass all the challenges and claim his prize!The 4th Challenge Game - CLOSED1 month ago in Personal More Like This
For those of you who still wish to solve the puzzles - we won't post the solutions for some time yet. So you're free to explore and try to solve the riddles and puzzles just for fun!
UPDATE - This seems to be one of the hardest games we've held so far so after days of being asked for help and all of you being stuck, we decided to post some hints.
1) Pay a little attention to Lara's thoughts in her journal – they ARE there with a purpose. The sentences sound like gibberish and it's like that on purpose. You need to discover their true meaning and for that you will need fairly good knowledge of English. Hint – try thinking about double meanings.
2) The 'left-to-right' inscription is poetically written but is actually very literal. You don't need to concern yourself with i
Puzzle solutionAnd so the treasure hunt mission is complete and we’ve got our winner. – coped with the task just brilliantly and managed to come through all three steps practically without any hints though the riddle was damn hard, as many of you have got convinced themselves. We’re happy that you loved this game that much and so we decided that we will definitely be organizing quests like this in the future, so stay tuned for that! This was our first try with a challenge of such kind and we’ve already analyzed what turned out particularly good, what should have been put a little bit differently and what mistakes we’ve made, but we’d love to listen to your opinions as well. We are really eager to hear your impressions, all the ideas and suppositions you had while solving the puzzles and any suggestions you might have for the future!Puzzle solution2 years ago in Personal More Like This
During the game we’ve got loads of notes with your ideas and many of you were just one step away from the s
When life gives you medkits...... get ready for a boss fight!When life gives you medkits...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ok, dear raiders, so our first big poll block is finished with following results:
Best Core Design game
Tomb Raider II: The Dagger of Xian and Tomb Raider: Angel of Darkness closely following it.
Best Crystal Dynamics game
Tomb Raider: Legend and Tomb Raider: Anniversary were constantly switching places and came to finish line almost with identical results.
And you rated Lara Croft and Guardian of Light as “totally awesome game”. Short after follows answer “Haven’t played yet and not going to” (bad for you, darlings, you don’t know how much fun you’re losing ).