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Karateka

A modern reboot of Karateka for your favorite platform.

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Karateka Classic

The original Karateka ported to your favorite phone or tablet.

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About Karateka

I created the original Karateka on my Apple II as a college student in the early 1980s.

30 years later, I worked with a small independent team to do a new take on Karateka for today's game platforms. Our goal was to tell a compact, dramatic human story within a simple game that players of all ages can enjoy.

In the new Karateka, three playable characters - the True Love, the Monk and the Brute - vie to rescue the beautiful Mariko from the evil warlord Akuma.

Developed by Liquid Entertainment and executive-produced by John August, the remake features rhythm-based combat, art by Jeff Matsuda, and a real-time musical score by Grammy-award-winning composer Christopher Tin.

For old-school gamers who'd like to experience the original side-scrolling, bird-punching, sudden-death Karateka exactly as they remember it from childhood, it's also available on mobile as Karateka Classic.

You can find more content about old and new Karateka at the official Karateka website.

These short behind-the-scenes videos about making and remaking Karateka, then (1982) and now (2012), explore different aspects of production: Inspiration, Animation, Sound and Music, and Gameplay. Oh yeah, and pronunciation.