Archaeology of Tomb Raider: In the Spotlight: Savannah

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Title: Archaeology of Tomb Raider: In the Spotlight: Savannah
Interviewer: Kelly M
Interviewee: Savannah
Date(s): December 10, 2014
Medium: online
Fandom(s): Tomb Raider
External Links: In the Spotlight: Savannah – The Archaeology of Tomb Raider, Archived version
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Archaeology of Tomb Raider: In the Spotlight: Savannah was conducted in 2014.

Some Excerpts

When and how did you learn about the Tomb Raider series?

My mum bought a PlayStation One and a bunch of games back in the late 90s. I was born in ’95, a year before TR’s release so I was very young when the first five installments of the series arrived but I was curious nonetheless. I didn’t play them through properly until I was around 6 or 7. I managed to play through them all before AoD dropped into the stores. So it’s all thanks to my mum for introducing me to the series!

How has Tomb Raider changed your life?

Quite a bit! She and the series overall have taught me that if I’m passionate about something and I want to do it, I can do it. The series itself sparked my passion for gaming as well so that’s something I’m grateful for.

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?

There shouldn’t be any kind of label on her in terms of sexuality and how she is portrayed. In-game, she’s witty and got a drive for adventure and tombs. She’s not going to sit and think whether her bum looks good in this or how well her cleavage shows. She just doesn’t care.