A previously unreleased Tomb Raider game has now been released as a playable version on the Internet through the efforts of many fans. Tomb Raider: 10th Anniversary Edition is a remake of the first Tomb Raider game from 1996, created by original developer Core Design, which was never released.
Originally, Tomb Raider: 10th Anniversary Edition was supposed to be released in 2006. Core Design was already close to finishing the development, but then the game was canceled. This was due to the fact that Eidos gave the rights to the developer studio Crystal Dynamics, who released their own remake with Tomb Raider: Anniversary. The Core Design remake never saw the light of day.
But that hasn’t stopped the fans. Official Tomb Raider fansite Tomb of Ash managed to get to the original game files and the incredibly talented and passionate Tomb Raider community made the game run. And so Tomb Raider: 10th Anniversary Edition was released in a playable and moddable state. Multiple levels can be explored and played as famous heroine Lara Croft. So far, any enemies are missing, but the typical climbing and puzzle gameplay already works. The game files can be downloaded here.
For a sneak peak, check out this PERU Alpha gameplay video by Roli: