Karateka is an old old game. In fact it was first released in 1984 on the Apple II.
Now it’s undergoing a remake for the iPhone and iPad. The gaming landscape has changed a lot in the intervening years and so there have been a number of interesting game design challenges to overcome – thankfully it looks like they have managed to tackle them in an elegant way that manages to retain the spirit of the original.
Below is a video featuring Jordan Mechner – the developer behind the original Karateka – explaining what has gone into updating the classic game for a new generation.
And to go with this we have a gameplay trailer: