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The Making of Karateka is a rare treat. It's part documentary, part archive, part collection of old games, and part remaster. It's also a wonderful example of just how far we can go with game preservation if we put the work in, and the gold standard for how we should approach collections of classic games going...
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The Making of Karateka is billed as an "interactive documentary' chronicling the creation of Karateka, a seminal game created by veteran designer Jordan Mechner. We have a release date, and you can get an essential education in video game history on PS5 and PS4 from 29th August. Created when he was in college and first...
The Making of Karateka is a playable documentary dedicated to Karateka, a game designed by Prince of Persia creator Jordan Mechner while he was still in college and released in 1984. It was incredibly ahead of its time in terms of narrative design, and this intriguing take on the documentary will allow players to experience multiple...
Prince of Persia creator Jordan Mechner was a college student when he created one of the biggest-selling games of 1984: Karateka. Now, in a new interactive documentary from Digital Eclipse, the story of how a teenager with an Apple II created one of the most groundbreaking, influential games of all time.
THE ORIGIN STORY OF A LEGENDARY GAME CREATOR
Discover how Karateka was made through an exhaustive archive of design documents, playable prototypes, and all-new video features. Like walking through a museum, you can explore the interactive timelines at your own pace.
PLAY THE ACCLAIMED ORIGINALS
Enjoy pixel-perfect versions of the original Karateka games and a variety of never-before-seen early prototypes, with rich quality-of-life features like save anywhere, rewind, chapter select, and director's commentary.
TWO REMASTERED GAMES
Karateka Remastered is an all-new version of the original game featuring cutting-room-floor content, commentary, achievements, and more. Deathbounce: Rebounded is a fast and frantic twin-stick shooter based on Jordan's unpublished prototype.
A GROUNDBREAKING MASTERPIECE
Discover how Karateka became one of the first games to include cinematic scenes, a moving original soundtrack, rotoscoped animation, and a Hollywood-style love story, influencing the decades of games that followed.
THE GOLD MASTER SERIES
New from Digital Eclipse (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection, Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration), the Gold Master Series presents iconic games in an innovative "interactive documentary" format, putting the shared history of games and their creators into one comprehensive package.