Archaeology of Tomb Raider: In the Spotlight: Casey M

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Title: Archaeology of Tomb Raider: In the Spotlight: Casey M
Interviewer: Kelly M
Interviewee: Casey M
Date(s): February 11, 2014
Medium: online
Fandom(s): Tomb Raider
External Links: In the Spotlight: Casey M – The Archaeology of Tomb Raider, Archived version
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Contents

Archaeology of Tomb Raider: In the Spotlight: Casey M was conducted in 2014.

Some Excerpts

Do you run a Tomb Raider fansite or blog? If so, what would you say was your biggest achievement to date?

I do! It’s called Casey Croft. I know, real clever, right? ;) It’s brand new, but my biggest achievement is already meeting so many wonderful people from the Tomb Raider fansite community. TR fans are seriously the best and I wish I had joined the community sooner.

How has Tomb Raider changed your life?

Back then, it certainly changed what I thought was possible in a video game. I think it also helped break the ice for developers creating some pretty bad-ass female heroes and protagonists. And come on, who didn’t wanna be Lara growing up? ;)

What are your thoughts on Lara’s image? Is she simply the product of a sexist gaming industry or can she be seen as a positive role model?

I love Lara’s classic image, but I love her new image even more. She’s more “real” and relatable now. I wouldn’t say Lara’s character is the product of a sexist gaming industry as she has always been a strong, independent beautiful woman, but her new form seems to be the product of a more evolved gaming industry, as her character focuses more on her personality and her journey, rather than her appearance.