The Crystal Habit.
Summary: The Crystal Habit podcast provides a glimpse inside veteran game studio Crystal Dynamics, best known for its work on the Gex, Legacy of Kain, and Tomb Raider franchises. Tune in for exclusive insight and interviews, delivered with loads of personality.
For the final episode before Tomb Raider’s March 5 launch we talk to composer Jason Graves about the past two years working on the music and soundscape of Tomb Raider. The episode closes out with a tease of one of Jason Grave’s favorite audio segment from the game. Hosted by Meagan Marie.
The first episode in 2013 of the Crystal Habit Podcast talks Tomb Raider multiplayer with Eidos Montreal producer Joe Khoury and Crystal Dynamics game director Daniel Bisson. The episode closes out with an extended Take 5 lead by CES community ambassadors Melonie Mac and Max Murray. Hosted by Meagan Marie.
Episode 16 dives deep into the process of creating the recently revealed Tomb Raider box art through a chat with Brand Director Karl Stewart and Art Director Brian Horton. Afterwards, Karl sticks around for an extended Take Five, answering your questions about recent Collector’s Edition announcements, pre-order bonuses, and more. Hosted by Meagan Marie.
This episode is dedicated exclusively to chatting with Tomb Raider lead writer Rhianna Pratchett. Rhianna talks about her history with the franchise, the immense task of reimagining an iconic character, and answers questions from the community! Hosted by Meagan Marie.
The Tomb Raider team hit a major milestone in September – six months until launch. To mark the occasion, Meagan chats with Karl Stewart and Crystal Dynamics newcomer Rich Briggs about what it’s like during the final stretch of taking a AAA title to retail. Hosted by Meagan Marie.
This episode the team takes Tomb Raider to GamesCom in Cologne, Germany. Meagan answers questions from community members during an exclusive showing at the convention, and then chats with German Marketing Director Lars Winkler about his lengthy history with Eidos. Tune in to find out who his favorite live-action Lara is! Hosted by Meagan Marie.
Show Description: Show Description: Recorded from Nerd HQ at San Diego Comic Con 2012, this episode includes special interviews with Chuck’s Zachery Levi and the newly announced voice & performance artist of Lara Croft – Camilla Luddington. Hosted by Meagan Marie.
Show Description: This “Frankenstein” episode of the Crystal Habit Podcast combines clips from the team at E3, community Q&A, and an exciting interview with Executive Producer Scot Amos. Scot and Meagan discus the decision to add new intellectual property to the studio portfolio. Hosted by Meagan Marie .
As promised this episode of The Crystal Habit Podcast focuses on recent announcement that Tomb Raider’s release date has shifted from Fall 2012 to Q1 2013. Head of Studio Darrell Gallagher and Brand Director Karl Stewart sit in to expand upon the decision and answer questions from fans gathered throughout the week. Hosted by Meagan Marie.
As the largest museum and research complex in the world, the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s decision to explore the forty-year history of the video game was a major point of pride for the industry. This episode we talk with Smithsonian Web & Social Media Content Manager Georgina Goodlander and The Art of Video Games Curator Chris Melissinos, about the landmark exhibition. Karl also stops in to address five new pressing questions, and Recruiter Casey Manning invites potential talent to pop by at E3. Hosted by Meagan Marie.
Ever wondered what it takes to script and shoot a cutscene? Creative Director Noah Hughes details the process in this episode of Crystal Habit Podcast. Karl Stewart returns to answer a handful of longtime questions from listeners, and we crowdsource a segment from Tomb Raider fans as a Valentine’s Day treat. Hosted by Meagan Marie.
The inner workings of a game studio are often enigmatic, and The Crystal Habit Podcast: Episode 8 aims to shed light on what it takes to keep a crew of creatives happy and healthy. Karl Stewart also returns to answer five questions from listeners, and we touch on in-demand positions at the studio with Recruiter Casey Manning. Hosted by Meagan Marie.
Crystal Dynamics kicks off the New Year by discussing the big games and shows of 2012. In the second portion of the show Senior Producer Kyle Peschel and Art Director Brian Horton discuss what it means to hit Alpha, a milestone the Tomb Raider team recently achieved. Hosted by Meagan Marie.
CrystalD User Research Manager Janus Sorensen joins Karl Stewart in discussing the importance of research throughout the development of a game. Karl sticks around to answer your top five questions of the month, and throws in a bonus pair for good measure. Stick around until the end for a new trivia giveaway! Hosted by Meagan Marie.
In this episode of The Crystal Habit we talk shop with the audio department about sound design, VO, and working with the yet-to-be-announced composer. Additionally Karl answers the month’s top five questions (and almost debuts a new character in the process), and we kick off our second custom Xbox 360 giveaway! Hosted by Meagan Marie.