Tomb Raider Community Links

With more than 35 million copies of the Tomb Raider games sold as of 2012 (not to mention countless borrowed, rented, hacked and hijacked copies), plus a blockbuster turn on the big screen, Lara Croft and her world have inspired more fan worship than just about any other video game. If, by some tragic twist of fate, you happen to be the only TR fan in your area, you can still connect with fellow raiders online. Below is a small selection of message boards, social media channels and other ways to meet people who share your passion. Check out my Tomb Raider Fansite Links page for dozens more.

If you know of a great resource that should be added to this page, please get in touch.

Tomb Raider Forums and Message Boards

Along with the Official Eidos Tomb Raider Forum, run by the developers, many fan sites have forums and message boards for their visitors. Some of the more popular are listed below.

Other sites with message boards and chatrooms are listed in my Links Directory. There are also forums devoted especially to the Level Editor. See my Tomb Raider Level Editor links.

Tomb Raider Social Media

  • Official Social Media Channels - The game developer, Crystal Dynamics, has an awesome Community Manager, Meagan Marie. She and her assistant, Catherine Vandier, from Square Enix Europe, run the official Tomb Raider social media. Follow this link for details.
  • Facebook - This social networking site includes dozens of Tomb Raider pages. This link leads to mine, but a quick search of the site for terms like "Tomb Raider" or "Lara Croft" will turn up many more.
  • Google Plus - Like Facebook, this social platform included individual and group interactions. There is a G+ page for this site, but I'll admit I don't always have time to keep it current. Ttry the Official Tomb Raider G+ Page instead.
  • Twitter - For quick updates, link shares and social interaction, you can't beat Twitter. If you've never used it before, check out this Twitter FAQ.
  • Tumblr - Another fun social media site for sharing ideas, pictures, videos, etc. Note that there is quite a bit of adult content, so if you're concerned about such things, be careful who you follow. I try to keep my Tumblr feed PG rated, though, so feel free to follow me.
  • Steam Groups - Steam is a distribution platform for PC, Macintosh and now Linux games as well. Steam has community hubs for each of the Tomb Raider games. (Start on the Community Apps page and search for "Tomb Raider" to find them all.) There are also many player-created TR groups there, and I'm sure with the launch of multiplayer for TR 2013, we'll soon see even more.

Tomb Raider Wikis

wikiraider.com

Wiki sites are collaborative projects that invite users to create and edit their content. "Wiki" itself is an acronym for "what I know is...", as well as the Hawaiian word for "quick". The most popular wiki is probably Wikipedia, which has subsites in many languages and covers a staggering array of subjects.

Extra Life: Team Tomb Raider Community

Extra Life: Team Tomb Raider Community

For the last two years I have led a team of Tomb Raider fans playing for Extra Life, a charity video gaming marathon to benefit Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Together we've raised nearly $4,000 to benefit hospitalized children. We also had a blast playing our favorite games, livestreaming, and chatting with friends and fellow Lara fans.

We plan to do it again this year and hope you'll join us. Extra Life 2014 is scheduled for October 25-26. If you'd like to be a part of Team Tomb Raider Community, you can sign up on our Extra Life Team page. Questions? Send me an email. For details about Extra Life, please check out my past blog posts here and visit Extra-Life.org.