Friday Games: Karateka
What has changed over 28 years? This Friday, we’ll do a side-by-side comparison of Karateka, a game from Jordan Mechner (Prince of Persia, The Last Express). The original game (which we will play on an emulator) was developed for the Apple II in 1984, and the remake has recently been made available for PC, iOS and consoles. We’ll try out the rhythm-based fighting system that is at the core of both titles, as well as the nods the game makes to cinematic editing, dynamic music, fighting stances, and mythic storytelling.