TOMB RAIDER TAPS
TOP FRANCHISE GONG
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[ January 10th 2007 ]
Independent has crowned the Tomb
Raider adventure game series from Eidos
as the sixteenth best selling video-game franchise
of all time. The paper also courts Eidos' creative
director Ian Livingstone on what the firm must
do to stay ahead of competition.
to Ian Livingstone: "Games companies need more
and more working capital. Twenty years ago, two
blokes in a garage could make a game for £10,000.
Now, it takes 100 people, including programmers,
specialists in physics and artificial-intelligence
writers, artists and animators."
also touches on the deal which saw Paramount Pictures
produce two blockbuster Tomb
Raider motion pictures with Academy Award
Jolie playing the part of Lara Croft. A third
picture is currently being negotiated with
owners SCi Entertainment Group.
to maintain the integrity of Lara Croft and didn't
want Hollywood turning her into someone we didn't
want her to be. But when they suggested Angelina
Jolie, we said, 'That's OK with us.'" Ian Livingstone
in full can be collected here.