Install Lara Croft: Tomb Raider 3D Screensaver and watch as Lara Croft walks around a random maze of rooms looking at pictures from the upcoming movie Lara Croft: Tomb Raider - The Cradle of Life, all in amazing 3D!!
Years ago I used to buy computer magazines and play all the demos on the cover disks as a form of cheap entertainment. One day there was a demo of a game called Tomb Raider. I'd never heard of it, and back then I used to try them all out since it was a lot cheaper than going and buying a game and discovering it sucked. Anyway, I played that demo over, and over, and over. I'd never played such a fun game, and back then it had nothing to do with the main character cos the graphics weren't as good as they are today, but the game play was outstanding. I've been a fan of the series ever since.
What always annoys me is that Tomb Raider was one of the most original, and now most copied, 3D games out there, but ofcourse, the screen saver on the official site is just another boring slideshow. YAWN.
So since the new movie sequel Lara Croft: Tomb Raider - The Cradle of Life is about to be released I decided to do a screen saver, and I think it's come out pretty well. I made the model of Lara myself, but I have to give credit to the people who wrote some modeling tutorials which I can't find again. They helped me out. I also have to give credit to Nehe (nehe.gamedev.net) who has the best OpenGL tutorials on the planet on his website. I used the rope physics tutorial to work out how to made her ponytail move properly.
So she walks around a maze, which is random generated which I think is kinda cool, looking at pictures on the walls that are from the movie. You kind of have to see it to appreciate it, like most of the others. I've never seen anything like it. I had heaps more ideas for this, but didn't really have time to do them all. I wanted to release it before the movie came out. If I get a good response I might come back and add to it later.