Crystal Dynamics is an American video game developer that was founded in 1992 by ex-Sega developers; Judy Lang, Madaline Canepa and Dave Morris. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, it was acquired by Eidos Interactive, a British video game publisher, in 1998. After Square Enix's acquisition of Eidos in 2009, it became a subsidiary of Square Enix. Crystal was the first licensed developer for 3DO, a gaming hardware platform funded by Kleiner Perkins.
Crystal Dynamics have been responsible for the development of Tomb Raider since Tomb Raider Legend onward, replacing original developers and creators Core Design, being in charge of both reboots, and all spin off games.