Donate $1 To Charity And Get A Copy Of Tomb Raider

If you donate $1 or more to GameChanger between now and April 5th, you’ll receive a digital copy of 2013’s Tomb Raider reboot. That’s while supplies last, at any rate, and there’s no indication of how many supplies are available.

The donations will contribute toward a very good cause. GameChanger will use funds to fulfill its “mission of improving the lives of children facing life-threatening illnesses through gaming”. That includes financial support for families and carers as well as gaming events and gifts.

While not up to the standards of follow-up Rise of the Tomb Raider, which makes improvements but has flaws all of its own, Crystal Dynamics’ survivalist take on Lara Croft is definitely worth a look.

You can read more about GameChanger on their website and more about the twenty years of Tomb Raider event that the charity drive is part of over on Tumblr. I did not know Tomb Raider had a Tumblr and now I would like some kind of Tumblr Raider spin-off game. I guess you’d have to dig through blogs looking for specific #content related to some mythological conceit and then a bear would maul you?

A $1 donation is enough to secure a copy of the game but there are higher tier rewards as well.

$20+ Donations – 2 chances to win prizes!
– Entered into drawing to win a Collector’s Edition of Rise of the Tomb Raider, a Crystal Dynamics swag bag & more awesome items related to the Lara Croft seres! (over $89.99 value – US donors only)
– Entered into drawing to win GameChanger’s Tomb Raider Grand Prize Giveaway – includes 1 XBOX One console, 5 XBOX One games, accessories, swag & more! (over $600 value – US donors only)
– Receive incentives offered at previous donation levels

$50+ Donations
– First 25 to donate $50 receive a Tomb Raider poster! (US donors only)
– Receive a GameChanger Gratitude Package – personalized Thank You Letter, GameChanger swag & more! (US donors only)
– Receive incentives offered at previous donation levels (ie entered into $25 & $20 prize drawings)

I’m never quite sure whether Lara keeps all of the treasure she finds for herself. She’s a wealthy type so probably doesn’t need to keep it even to fund her extravagant expeditions, but I don’t remember her ever mentioning museums or historical/cultural foundations of any sort.

At least if you get a copy of the game this way, you’ll be giving a little something back. Even if Lara doesn’t.


  1. Morte66 says:

    Flawless victory. Added to Steam library.

    Now, back to the “how to control the backlog” thread on the forum with my tail between my legs…

  2. Vacuity729 says:

    I’m a little unsure how I feel about this; the game itself doesn’t interest me in the slightest, but I feel like I want to donate to support the principle. But if I donate, maybe I’m taking a copy of the game away from someone who really does want it.

    I think I’ll just make the donation and worry about the game later. Oh, look the code arrived already. >_<

    • Rich says:

      You could presumably gift it to someone.

    • Press X to Gary Busey says:

      For anyone who like the best of good quest finishers “I helped but please keep your Septims” *ding +10 karma* can just make a regular donation without any perks or rewards, I guess link to

      Or just buy something you actually want in The Humble Store and choose GameChanger as your preferred charity but that won’t give as much karma but will only open up some dialogue options.

  3. Balazs says:

    Im from Hungary, and cant do make a donation :/, can’t possible give correct data

  4. maximus says:

    so seeing as the new tomb raider games are prequels (correct me if im wrong) i wonder when lara makes the switch in clothing to hot pants and a vest?