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Remake of Karateka? Prince of Persia creator returns to games with remake of Karateka | VentureBeat

Posted by jpluimers on 2012/02/17

Karateka cover art

Karateka cover art

I remember playing Karateka for ages when I was at high school (yes, I’m 42 and counting <g>). Even with the bad eye-hand coordination I have, it was still fun to play (as was Lode Runner). Now it looks like there is going to be a remake of Karateka:

After a stint in film, Jordan Mechner, a legendary game developer who created The Prince of Persia blockbuster video game series, is coming back into video games to remake his 1980s hit Karateka.

Mechner created Karateka in 1984 on the Apple II computer. He made the game while attending Yale University and won kudos for the title’s realistic animations. The game sold more than 500,000 units, which is outstanding for the early days of video games.

“It is amazing to me how many people still remember Karateka and talk about it after all these years,” Mechner said in an email. “Somehow, the 1980s seem to be in the air again. People ask me about Karateka on my website all the time, and I keep seeing videos and retrospectives of the original game posted online. I was astonished when I was in Moscow at a press conference for the Prince of Persia movie opening in 2010, and Russian journalists asked questions about Karateka.”


via: Prince of Persia creator returns to games with remake of Karateka | VentureBeat.

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