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“Tomb Raider” game composer Jason Graves talks shop

If you play video games, odds are you’ve heard of celebrated composer Jason Graves, who has written the score for dozens of games including popular franchises like...

Action speaks louder than words

Video game heroine Lara Croft has traveled far since her debut in 1996: from adrenaline-fueled adventures in Tomb Raider: Legend, to enhancement and clarification of the original story in Tomb Raider: Anniversary, to spin-off Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light. Jack Grillo, lead sound designer at Crystal Dynamics, gave Lab Notes more insight into…

Designing sound for “Tomb Raider”

Just four musical notes herald the beginning of the Tomb Raider theme and the epic adventures of Lara Croft that transformed video game graphics, gameplay, and storyline...