Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Tomb Raider 15th Anniversary Art Exhibit


In 1996, the gaming world was first introduced to an action heroine by the name of Lara Croft in what would become the first game in the Tomb Raider series. Fifteen years later, and Tomb Raider has spawned an impressive amount of titles in an on-going series, as well as presenting fans with two live-action films, a comic book series, and plenty of merchandise. 

This month marks the 15th year since the October 1996 release of the first Tomb Raider game. Created by Toby Gard and Core Design, Tomb Raider combined puzzles with action packed game play, and presented a heroine that rapidly became a successful and greatly recognisable gaming figure. 

The digital art exhibition kicked off today, the 4th October, and begins with a piece by Andy Park (which you can see above), the original artist of the Tomb Raider comic book series. The exhibition is planned for a month, and will end with a drawing by Tomb Raider's creator, Toby Gard

The first piece to enter this exhibition is excellent, and no doubt the rest of the entries will be just as impressive. You can keep up with the art over the month at the Tomb Raider 15 Year Celebration page.

To familiarise yourself with the d├ębut Tomb Raider title once more, you can read my Tomb Raider review over at Retro Kingdom

2 comments:

  1. 15 years eh? Makes me feel kinda old. I'm not too familiar with the comic series but some fantastic art work on show here.

    I'm looking forward to seeing the next iteration of the series. The E3 demo looked great.

    Did you know that there is a road named after Lara Croft in the Peak District? http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/derbyshire/8538106.stm

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  2. Yeah it made me feel a little old too! I used to buy the comics back then, they were pretty good. :)

    I'm really hyped for the next Tomb Raider! I think the re-boot has been done well this time. :)

    I had no idea about that road, that's awesome though!

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