Toby Gard

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Toby Gard designed the character Lara Croft for Core Design's Tomb Raider, but left the company before the game was released to found his own development studio, Confounding Factor. The studio released Galleon for the Xbox in 2004 following a lengthy development period.

He returned to the Tomb Raider series in 2006 as a consultant for Crystal Dynamics' Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend. Gard worked on subsequent titles in the series Tomb Raider: Anniversary and Tomb Raider: Underworld. He has also been employed by Focal Point Games LLC and Spark Unlimited. In 2014 Gard founded his own studio, Tangentlemen.

Credited on 18 games

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Dream Cycle (2021, Windows) A Game By
Here They Lie (2016, PlayStation 4) Directors
Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z (2014, Xbox 360) Game Director
Tomb Raider (2013, Windows) Cinematics Directors
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light (2010, Windows) Thanks to
Tomb Raider: Underworld (2008, Windows) Cinematics Director
Tomb Raider: Underworld (2008, Nintendo DS) Cinematics Director
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider - Anniversary (2007, PSP) Story Designer
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider - Legend: Tokyo (2006, J2ME) Design Consultant
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider - Legend (2006, Symbian) Design Consultant
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider - Legend (2006, Nintendo DS) Lara Design
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider - Legend (2006, Game Boy Advance) Lara Design & Creative Consultant
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider - The Action Adventure (2006, DVD Player) Original Character Design
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider - Legend (2006, Windows) Lara Design & Creative Consultant
Galleon (2004, Xbox) Director
Tomb Raider: Gold (1998, DOS) Lead Graphic Artist
Tomb Raider (1996, DOS) Lead Graphic Artist
BC Racers (1995, 3DO) Graphic Artist

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  • Interview with Toby Gard
    Gamasutra interviews Gard about the creation of the Lara Croft series and its protagonist, his reasons for leaving Core Design, and his work on Galleon, among other things (Oct. 23rd, 1998).
    Toby Gard Game consultancy.
  • Critical Path /// Toby Gard
    Features several video interviews with Toby Gard.
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2005 during TR Legend interview

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