Core Design Ltd.


Core Design was a British video game development studio based in the city of Derby. It was founded in 1988 by Jeremy Heath-Smith and several former employees of Gremlin Graphics. At the end of 1994 Core was acquired by the CentreGold group, comprising the publisher US Gold and distributor CentreSoft. CentreGold agreed however, that Core should be left alone to operate autonomously. The studio was acquired by Eidos in 1996.

The studio's first game was Rick Dangerous (1989). Core Design was most known for developing the Tomb Raider games until Eidos moved the development of further installments to Crystal Dynamics in 2003. Most key members of Core left the studio shortly thereafter. On 11 May 2006 it was announced that Core's assets and staff were sold to independent development group Rebellion.


Free Running(2007)
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider Collection(2006)
Smart Bomb(2005)
Tomb Raider III: Adventures of Lara Croft / Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation(2005)
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider - The Angel of Darkness (Limited Edition)(2003)
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider - The Angel of Darkness(2003)
Herdy Gerdy(2002)
Tomb Raider Trilogy(2001)
Thunderstrike: Operation Phoenix(2001)
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider - Curse of the Sword(2001)
Project Eden(2001)
Tomb Raider(2000)
Tomb Raider: The Lost Artifact(2000)
Tomb Raider III: Adventures in India(2000)
Tomb Raider: Chronicles(2000)
Tomb Raider: The Trilogy (Limited Edition)(2000)
Times Exclusive Tomb Raider Level, The(1999)
Fighting Force 2(1999)
Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation(1999)
Tomb Raider II Gold(1999)
Tomb Raider Gold(1998)
Tomb Raider III: Adventures of Lara Croft(1998)
Ninja: Shadow of Darkness(1998)
Fighting Force(1997)
Tomb Raider II Starring Lara Croft(1997)
Machine Head(1996)
Tomb Raider(1996)
Big Red Adventure, The(1995)
Thunderstrike 2(1995)
Scottish Open: Virtual Golf, The(1995)
Astérix and the Power of the Gods(1995)
Skeleton Krew(1995)
BC Racers(1995)
Astérix and the Great Rescue(1994)
Heimdall 2: Into the Hall of Worlds(1994)
Corkers Compilation(1994)
Bubba 'N' Stix(1994)
Chuck Rock II: Son of Chuck(1993)
AH-3 Thunderstrike(1993)
Astérix and the Great Rescue(1993)

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US Location and contact information:

Core Design USA
2737 Polk St, Suite 3
San Francisco, CA 94109
Tel: 415-771-2570

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