When a game gets very popular there is a good chance that you will begin to see a bunch of other games or creations based off of the original product. These fan creations are sometimes taken directly from the game itself while there are a few exceptions where the fan will create something that is based on of the original game from the ground up. That is what happened with Tomb Raider: The Dagger of Xian, developed by Nicobass.
This game is based on of Tomb Raider 2. You play as Lara Croft, and English archaeologist-adventurer who studies hazardous tombs and ruins across the world. In this game, she is studying the Great Wall where you have found an artifact called The Dagger of Xian. You must explore the Great Wall to be able to unlock the secrets of the dagger, but beware. Whoever made the Great Wall did not want anyone in or near the ruins as the traps that were created hundreds of years ago are still functioning and are still just as deadly now as they were back then. You have to be quick and careful to be able to keep yourself from ending up at the bottom of a pit full or spikes or become a stain left behind from a rolling boulder. It plays very similarly to Tomb Raider 2, but with a great improvement to the graphics, sound, and aesthetics of the game.
The download on the website leads to a Google Docs page where you can download the demo, but I was unable to acquire it at the time. Based on the multitude of videos and photos of the current build, you can tell that the developer is a big fan of the Tomb Raider games and really wanted to create something that would give you that bolt of nostalgia when you go to have Lara search through the ruins for the secrets of the Dagger of Xian.
Played it? We’d love to know what you thought about it.