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Back to Basics 2015 – Greece – Register Now

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Here it goes again! Along with the Advent Calendar at LLB and the Easter Special at Aspidetr, it is THE annual highlight for all level designers and gamers: The Back to Basics Contest. At the beginning of the month, EssGee, who looks after the organisational matters of the contest, revealed this year’s theme: Greece.

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Screenshot Showcase Series – February 2015

SInce the beginning of the year, many screenshots have been posted and some very promising have been announced. We have selected the finest ones to present them here. Enjoy!

Shalebridge Murder Mystery by Richard Lawther

Known for the Underworld Unfinished Business-Series and many more top levels, Richard Lawther returns after more than 5 years. In Cluedo-Manier Lara will be searching a mansion and investigating a murder case. The project is supposed to enter the testing phase in a couple of months.

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Lionheart by teme9

We are presented with a new project by teme9, too. There is not much information out on Lionheart yet. However, the first pictures disperse a dark ambience in natural scenery. Interested level builders can also marvel at some behind-the-scenes material at TRF.

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Lara in Siberia – First Screens from the latest Adventure

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Crystal Dynamics has released the first in-game screenshots of the upcoming adventure: Rise of the Tomb Raider.
 
According to Gameinformer, our heroine will shiver with cold in the Russian wilderness this time.
 
And there will be danger – demanding hunting, crafting of survival gear and tomb robbing. Also, secrets will be disclosed. To top it off, there will be a new mysterious organisation, attempting to give Lara a hard time of it.
 
In an interview with Noah Hughes, Creative Director of RotTR some information has been brought up.
 
As has been seen in the reboot before, Lara will have to craft her own weapons and equipment from stuff collected in the environment. Survival elements are supposed to get even more sophisticated and become more realistic. For instance, some upgrades for weapons will only be available through the combat of rare species, the presence of which will be restricted to certain daytimes or weather situations.
 
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Screenshot Showcase Series – November 2014

Just in time again for the middle of the month, here come the best screenshots the custom level community has to offer.

Happily enough, Caesum was able to release his debut level shortly after last month’s issue was published. Click here for the download site. Highly recommended!

Maati presents us a wonderfully beautiful image from his “War of the Worlds”, a quite advanced project that holds a lot of promise.

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War of the Worlds by Maati (Found at: Tomb Raider Forums)

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Screenshot Showcase Series – October 2014

Welcome to the Screenshot Showcase Series (SSS)!

On the 15th of every month, we will here present you the most stunning and most exciting screenshots of the preceding four weeks from all over the entire custom level community.

Do you want to keep an eye on what’s being built at the moment, or gather inspiration for your own custom level? Then this is the place to be! Always keep in mind, though, that the shown levels will still be work in progress.

Whether or not they will ever make it to a release remains uncertain. However, we would not want you to miss out on them anyway.

Titak surprises us with new pictures from the sequel to of Mists of Avalon. She has stated that it will take at least another two years until its release. Well, as you know, pleasant anticipation can be quite a joyful experience.

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