The Archaeology of Tomb Raider is Taking an Indefinite Hiatus

The Archaeology of Tomb Raider will be taking an indefinite hiatus

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…:)

Best wishes,

Kelly M.

About Kelly M (362 Articles)
A Gibraltarian-born blogger, gamer, and archaeology enthusiast with a passion for languages and wildlife conservation. Tweets under the username @TombRaiderArch and runs the official fansite, The Archaeology of Tomb Raider.

10 Comments on The Archaeology of Tomb Raider is Taking an Indefinite Hiatus

  1. Hey K!!😉

    I wish there was ‘Dislike’ button somewhere… I don’t need to write a long comment: you know how I feel, and you know you have my full support!
    You have a way with words… and feelings! That’s what makes you articles so amazing and important! I’m sure you will do a great work on your new blog too.😉

    Like Lara once said: ‘I Make my Own Luck!’.:)
    Time for you to take (another) great step…


  2. Sad to see this site being discontinued. The Tomb Raider franchise is something I’ve grown up with and you helped us gain more insight into the universe! But with every ending, there’s a beginning! I can’t wait to see what you do in the coming future!😀 Gotta love me some Star Wars!


  3. 😦 Sad to hear, I really like this site! I haven’t got to play the Rise of the Tomb Raider yet because of the Xbox exclusive😦 But when I do get to play it (*praying it comes to PS3 sometime*) hopefully I can come back to the site and read all the stuff on the new game:) Thank you and good luck!


  4. I’m sorry to hear that! Good luck in your new endeavors and I look forward to the latest blog. Thank you for writing this awesome site though!


  5. I am sad to hear this news. I enjoyed reading you articles and I hope you continue to be a fan of Tomb Raider. I wish you luck in future endeavors.


  6. It was nice having reading your Tomb Raider articles. I deal with comments by completely ignoring them :]. I refuse to let someone else’s opinion affect me. My attitude is simple if you don’t like what I have to write don’t read it.

    Honestly though it was really great reading your work here and I’ll definitely be checking out your other blog soon.

    I wish you all the best.


    • This fan site definitely caught my eye the first time I read it. The best Tomb Raider site out there today! I’m sorry to see you put an end to the site. Good luck with your future endeavors.


  7. I clicked “Like” but of course I wish there was a button for “I’m sad but I totally understand and wish you the best of luck in whatever projects you decide to take on next!”


  8. Man, missed opportunity to post yourself accidentally getting locked in a fridge and leaving no explanation of why you left, other than that one video.

    On a more serious note, it’s a shame, but true, fandoms are fickle beasts and it can be tiring to put your neck out, even in a friendly capacity such as a fan site. Thank you for the time and effort you’ve put into this site over the years though.

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  9. Oh, no…😥 I am so sad to read this! It is a shame, really, even though I understand your reasons. I know how rude some TR fans can be with fansite webmasters ever since the whole “Rise-being-Xbox-exclusive” thing, and even though I am sad that it made you decide to quit, I can understand why you thought it was just too much to bear. Just remember that you will be missed in the TR community (as a webmaster I mean, I’m sure you will remain in touch with TR fans in a more personal way). Or at least I’ll be missing you.😛 Can’t wait to read your other blog, though, that seems really cool😉 All the best for the future.

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