Jordan Mechner’s Karateka is one of the most famous games of the golden era. It influenced many other projects of the 1980s and 1990s, and of course without Karateka there would be no Prince of Persia and Assassin’s Creed and many other games.

The Making of Karateka is a unique interactive documentary that tells the story of the game’s development, including interviews with Mechner himself and other game developers who were influenced by Karateka. “The film tells and shows how the legendary rotoscoping, which later became motion capture technology, was created and how the characters in Karateka and Prince of Persia moved “as if alive”.

But The Making of Karateka is not just an interactive movie and story about the history of the game. The package also includes a pixel-perfect version of the original Karateka, some early prototypes of the game, two remasters of Karateka Remastered, and the game Deathbounce: Rebounded. That makes 4+ games.

The Making of Karateka by Digital Eclipse is coming to Steam, GOG, Epic Store, PlayStation 4/5, Xbox One / Xbox Series X|S on August 29, 2023.