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Keep Terry Pratchett’s favourite memory alive with Rise of the Tomb Raider

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Sir Terry Pratchett had a profound impact on the world of fantasy and speculative fiction and his death is still mourned around the world. Of course his daughter, Rhianna Pratchett has had to mourn in her own way. While working on Rise of the Tomb Raider, she was able to channel that energy and help preserve a memory her dad was most afraid to lose.

Speaking to GamesRadar+, Pratchett explained that when her dad was being interviewed about Alzheimers, he said that there was one memory in particular that he didn’t want to lose:

It was about the time I was born. The night I was born. I immortalized that memory in one of Richard [Croft]’s diaries. So it’s a little– it’s a riff on that memory of my father’s, rolled into Richard’s memories.

Pratchett explained how fitting it seemed considering the way Tomb Raider was so interwoven in her life; her dad introduced her to the franchise with the original PlayStation game and her first video game event was a Tomb Raider 3 launch. Rise of the Tomb Raider gave her the chance to explore her own parallels with Lara Croft and their fathers.

I do think about my dad when I think about Tomb Raider. I really enjoyed writing Richard’s diaries and his thoughts back to Lara. That was, I don’t know, a little bit cathartic.

It’s quite cool to think of the depth of character and emotion that has gone into the diary entries. It makes me even more keen to get my hands on the game. So, if you’re a fan of the Pratchett clan and want to hear the favorite memory of the late Sir Terry Pratchett, you’ll find it in Tomb Raider. That’s really rather cool.

Last Updated: November 16, 2015

45 Comments

  1. oVg

    November 16, 2015 at 11:36

    DAM YOU TO HELL MICROSOFT. I so want to play this game.

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    • WitWolfy

      November 16, 2015 at 11:45

      Microsoft at the moment seeing all the TR praise.

      http://i.imgur.com/TOxZYt4.gif

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      • Hammersteyn

        November 16, 2015 at 11:56

        You give money to people who twist each other nipples? O_o your money I guess

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        • WitWolfy

          November 16, 2015 at 12:00

          LOL thats besides the point.. Watch this South Park episode and you’ll understand.

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          • Hammersteyn

            November 16, 2015 at 12:05

            Saw it. Was about Comcast I think

          • WitWolfy

            November 16, 2015 at 12:08

            No was about the murder porn their parents were watching.

          • Hammersteyn

            November 16, 2015 at 12:14

            O_o

  2. Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

    November 16, 2015 at 11:39

    Did anyone see where the onion ninjas went?

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  3. Loftus

    November 16, 2015 at 11:41

    Just 359 days till i can play Rise of the Tomb Raider

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    • oVg

      November 16, 2015 at 12:05

      What a dick move. The only people that miss out are the gamers.

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      • Loftus

        November 16, 2015 at 12:08

        yes i know, but they splashed the cash so let them have their year!

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        • oVg

          November 16, 2015 at 12:09

          They could have made so much more if the greed did not overshadow their foresight at Square.

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  4. VampyreSquirrel

    November 16, 2015 at 11:46

    Wow, I’d totally love to play this game right now… guess I have to wait until NEXT FRIKKEN YEAR!

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  5. oVg

    November 16, 2015 at 12:07

    Why did they release it during Fallout? Is there something that they know that we dont?

    because the only posts that I see on Reddit and all other gaming sites is Fallout. NOTHING about Tomb Raider.

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    • WitWolfy

      November 16, 2015 at 13:02

      Because everybody is already bored of Fallout and are fuming their frustrations on Reddit. LOL

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  6. Kromas untamed

    November 16, 2015 at 12:28

    Good guy MS. Making it so Tomb Raider does not interfere with my Fallout game time for a few months. πŸ˜›

    Reply

  7. Francois Knoetze

    November 16, 2015 at 15:05

    o.O…curses!! I am a huge Prachette fan!!Will have to wait until payday. Played every single bloody Tomb Raider including Angel of Darkness(shudder).

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