The Archaeology of Tomb Raider is back from its hiatus. Read more about it over here!
Visitors to this site may have noticed the lack of new updates in recent weeks, so I thought now was as good a time as any to let you know that The Archaeology of Tomb Raider will be taking an indefinite hiatus.
Over the past three years, I’ve enjoyed working on these articles and connecting with fellow Tomb Raider fans across the world but I’ve noticed a very sharp change in attitude within the fan community over the past year or so. Granted, no fandom is without its dramas but I feel the welcoming, happy-go-lucky, and inclusive nature of the Tomb Raider fan community has taken a real blow in recent months (especially in the wake of the Xbox deal) and I’ve found it increasingly hard to muster up the energy and enthusiasm to continue updating this site.
While no particular person or event is to blame, it’s clear that it’s time for me to move onto new projects and continue sharing my love for the Tomb Raider franchise as a mere fan rather than as the admin of an official fan site.
I’m extremely grateful to Crystal Dynamics, especially Meagan Marie and Robin Huey, for the opportunity to help represent the Tomb Raider brand online and even more grateful for the many welcoming, supportive, and talented people I’ve met since I launched this site in March 2013. But sometimes you just know when it’s time to call it quits.
Since this is a milestone year for Tomb Raider, I’ll still be getting involved in the 20th anniversary celebrations in any way I can and will continue to fly the Tomb Raider flag online, albeit in a less official capacity.
As for The Archaeology of Tomb Raider, the site will remain active for the foreseeable future (at least until the domain name needs renewing) so you’re free to catch up on any editions of Arte-Factual or Lara’s Travels you may have missed. Should I decide to take down this site, move the articles elsewhere, or revive the site, I’ll announce it here.
Thank you all for your support and for all the fun discussions we’ve had about Ms Croft and her adventures. It’s been one heck of a ride…