Lara Croft has received a star on Derby’s Walk of Fame in recognition of the former studio who first created her. Core Design were based in Derby and developed Tomb Raider, starring Lara Croft, in 1996.
Former employees of Core Design including Tomb Raider composer Nathan McCree, lead programmer Gavin Rummery and level designer Heather Stevens attended the unveiling event, which was covered by Derby Telegraph. Hop on over to Derby Telegraph to view a collection of photographs from the event.
Core Design produced a string of hit video-games including Rick Dangerous, Thunderhawk, Project Eden and Tomb Raider. Tomb Raider became one of the most successful video-game franchises of all time with total sales of 74 million units to date.
Tomb Raider, starring British aristocrat Lara Croft, is now under the aegis of Eidos Montreal and Crystal Dynamics.