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    The Making of Karateka

    Game » consists of 0 releases. Released Aug 29, 2023

    Spinning out from the format they introduced in Atari 50, Digital Eclipse delivers an "interactive documentary" based on the 1984 game Karateka, weaving together design materials, interviews, commentary, multiple playable versions of the game (including an all-new remaster), and more, all tied into one holistic production.

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    The Making of Karateka is a classic game compilation developed and digitally published by Digital Eclipse for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC on August 29, 2023.

    The first in Digital Eclipse's Gold Master Series of "interactive documentaries", The Making of Karateka follows their previous compilation Atari 50: The Anniversary Collection by interweaving classic and remastered games with a detailed history (with videos, behind-the-scenes pictures, documents, and other material) in a branching timeline format.

    This entry focuses on video game designer Jordan Mechner and his seminal 1984 computer game Karateka, including the three earliest versions of the game and several prototypes of both the game and his earlier unreleased game (an arcade-style multidirectional shoot-'em-up based on Asteroids, known as Deathbounce). It also features reimagined versions of both Karateka (as Karateka Remastered) and Deathbounce (as Deathbound: Rebounded).

    Game List


    • Karateka - Apple II - December 1984
    • Karateka - Commodore 64 - June 1985
    • Karateka - Atari 8-bit - October 1985


    • Karateka Remastered
    • Deathbounce: Rebounded


    • Asteroid Blaster - Apple II - 1981
    • Star Blaster - Apple II - March 1982
    • Deathbounce: First Prototype - Apple II - April 28, 1982
    • Deathbounce: "Colored Balls" Prototype - Apple II - June 5, 1982
    • Deathbounce: "Little Man" Prototype - Apple II - August 4, 1982
    • Deathbounce: "Space Train" Prototype - Apple II - January 20, 1983
    • Karateka: Jordan's Prototype - Apple II - May 1, 1984
    • Karateka: Broderbund Prototype 1 - Apple II - July 1984
    • Karateka: Broderbund Prototype 2 - Apple II - August 1984

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