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World Book Day: 10 Books from 10 Disciplines

04-23-2022

Today is World Book Day, an annual celebration of reading!   Ongoing education is important to us as creatives at Crystal, and one of the ways our teammates love to level up in their disciplines is through great non-fiction. Today, we’ve cultivated a list of books spanning multiple disciplines – from Art to HR to…

Developer Spotlight: Ben Stanton, Animation Director

03-17-2022

Can you give us a quick introduction about who you are and what you do at Crystal Dynamics? My name is Ben Stanton and I’m the Animation Director here at Crystal Dynamics. What games have you worked on both at Crystal Dynamics and other companies, and what was your role on those projects? I’ve had…

Developer Spotlight: Alisha Thayer, Lead Technical Designer

03-02-2022

Can you give us a quick introduction about who you are and what you do at Crystal Dynamics? My name is Alisha Thayer, and I am a Lead Technical Designer at Crystal Dynamics. I’ve been working in the video game industry for twelve years now. Technical Design is one of the lesser-known design specializations. Technical…

Black Figures in Gaming Who Inspire Us

02-17-2022

The games industry would not be what it is today without the contributions of Black creators, innovators, and voices. While there is always more work to be done to make the video games industry a place where all perspectives are equally represented and celebrated, Black History Month is an opportunity to celebrate and applaud the…

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Reimagined Tomb Raider Box Art Set Created by Legendary Artists Now Available for Charity Fundraiser

02-15-2022

Sale of Limited-Edition Prints to Benefit Girls Make Games Scholarships. As a part of Crystal Dynamics’ ongoing effort to encourage under-represented communities to join the game development industry, the company today announced a charity drive in collaboration with Girls Make Games, celebrating 25 years of Tomb Raider and Lara Croft’s birthday. Available exclusively from the…

Developer Spotlight: Magali Stretton, Senior Level Designer

02-14-2022

Can you give us a quick introduction about who you are and what you do at Crystal Dynamics? My name is Magali Stretton, and I am a senior level designer at Crystal Dynamics. What games have you worked on both at Crystal Dynamics and other companies, and what was your role on those projects? I…

Patch 2.2 Live! Update adds new Klaw Raid and PlayStation-Exclusive Hero Spider-Man

11-30-2021

Discordant Sound Raid, various improvements game systems, and for PlayStation players Spider-Man are available now! If you haven’t yet watched the video about everything coming in Patch 2.2, here’s a quick recap! In our special War Table Deep Dive, we went into the details on what kind of challenge you can expect from our first…

Developer Spotlight: Melissa Altobello, Environment Art Lead

11-30-2021

Can you give us a quick introduction about who you are and what you do at Crystal Dynamics? Hi there, I’m Melissa Altobello and I’m currently an Environment Art Lead at Crystal! My incredibly talented teams and I get to work with gameplay, cinematics, and we dabble in menu art from time to time. What…

Developer Spotlight: Senior Artist Brendon Bengtson

09-30-2021

Can you give us a quick introduction about who you are and what you do on the team? What have you done on Marvel’s Avengers? (that you can share!) Hello world. My name is Brendon Isaiah Bengtson. I have been Lead Character Artist on Marvel’s Avengers for the last year and a half and have…

Developer Spotlight: Narrative Director Nicole Martinez

09-21-2021

  Hi everyone! My name is Nicole Martinez and I’m a Narrative Director at Crystal Dynamics. I’m currently working on post-launch releases for Marvel’s Avengers with an amazing team of Narrative Designers– shout out to Hannah MacLeod, Jessica Krause, and Keano Raubun! We work on the storylines for new heroes and events, write all the…

Developer Spotlight: Scott Walters, Lead Combat Designer

08-23-2021

  We sat down (virtually) with Lead Combat Designer Scott Walters, who is currently working on Marvel’s Avengers. Can you do a quick introduction into who you are and what you do on the team? Hello, my name is Scott Walters and I’m a senior designer on our combat team. I primarily work  on the…

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Marvel’s Avengers: War for Wakanda is Live!

08-22-2021

    Happy War for Wakanda Week! We hope you enjoyed our newest Marvel’s Avenges WAR TABLE featuring the King of Wakanda, Black Panther. Read on for the highlights and more details on what you can expect when you dive into our Marvel’s Avengers Expansion, available now as a free update to anyone who owns the base game.…

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War for Wakanda Coming in August!

06-15-2021

We’re hot off the Square Enix Presents Summer Showcase where we provided glimpses at upcoming content like the Cosmic Cube, Patrol Mode, and the War for Wakanda Expansion. Let’s go over what you saw today in a bit more detail! Cosmic Cube Event Per our roadmap, the Cosmic Cube arrives later this month and includes…

Celebrating PRIDE with our Community

06-11-2021

Happy PRIDE! If you are a part of the Tomb Raider fandom, you know that we have a large LGBTQ+ community at the heart of everything we do. To celebrate PRIDE, we want to give a platform to these pillars of our community to share their stories and raise awareness for important LGBTQ+ causes. Additionally,…

NEW STUDIO: CRYSTAL SOUTHWEST

05-27-2021

Crystal Southwest will be a major part of all current and future Crystal Dynamics titles. Leading CSW is Dallas Dickinson, an industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience developing AAA games. The initial team in Austin, made up of Crystal Dynamics veterans, is already hard at work. We’re recruiting! Visit crystald.com/careers for more information.

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