Tomb Raider Forums and Message Boards
There are both official and numerous unofficial fan-run message boards in various languages focusing on many topics. 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
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
For the last three 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 more than $7,000 so far. We also had a blast playing our favorite games, livestreaming, and making new friends with fellow fans.
We plan to do it again in 2015 and hope
you'll join us. If you'd like to be a part of Team Tomb Raider Community, just send me an email and I will notify you when Extra Life sign-up begins. For details about Extra Life, please check out the Team Tomb Raider Community Extra Life FAQ and visit Extra-Life.org.