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trog
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Brisbane, Queensland
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Almost 30 years ago, the original Karateka was released by Jordan Mechner - a project he hacked together on an Apple II in his college dorm room between classes. It was a huge success and ended up being ported to a wide variety of systems; I remember dumping many, many hours into this when I was a kid on our Apple system.

Jordan went on to create the Prince of Persia series, but hasn't forgotten the joy Karateka brought to many - and today sees the launch of a new Karateka game for a modern age. The reboot offers cinematic gameplay tied together with a rhythm-based karate combat, a dynamic musical score and multiple paths through the game.

It's currently 10% off to celebrate the launch so dive over to Steam to pick it up for USD$8.99. We've got more info, screenshots and trailers on our game page.

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Azaria
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
1174 posts
Awesome,

played the original heaps on the apple2e.
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Sile
Melbourne, Victoria
59 posts
wow.. a blast from the past! Loved this game on the C64
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Fasty
Melbourne, Victoria
57 posts
The reboot looks terrible compared to the original which hand amazing animation for its time. The animation in this new version is woeful.
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Obes
Brisbane, Queensland
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IVY_MiKe
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
1306 posts
Obes knows where it's at.
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