Jordan Mechner

Karateka story length, rhythm fighting aim to capture original’s spirit

Karateka has been criticised for its length and its unusual combat mechanics, but creator Jordan mechner has defended both saying they’re kind of the point of it all.

Jordan Mechner headlines

  • Karateka hits Steam with a 10% discount on Monday

    Karateka, the follow-up to Prince of Persia creator Jordan Mechner’s first game, will release on Steam Monday, December 3, according to Polygon. The game will run you $9.99 but is 10% off it’s first week on the store. The remake releases on Xbox Live November 7, with PSN and iOS versions expected before the end […]

  • The Last Express iOS release date set for this week

    A last minute announce has alerted us to cult favourite adventure The Last Express’s iOS debut this week.

  • Karateka headed to iOS, Wii U

    Karateka has been rated by the ESRB for release on iOS, PC, PlayStation 3, Wii U and Xbox 360. The reboot of a classic 1984 fighter from Prince of Persia creator Jordan Mechner was announced in February, but this is the first we’ve heard of mobile or Wii U versions. Thanks, Siliconera. Image from 1984 […]

  • Prince of Persia dev turns up source code in a closet

    Jordan Mechner found more than he expected in a box of odds and ends dug out of his dad’s closet.

  • The Last Express to launch on iPad this year

    Cult favourite adventure The Last Express is coming to a swanky tablet near you.

  • Prince of Persia creator publishes 30 year old fanmail from John Romero

    Nearly 30 years ago, Jordan Mechner – the man who went on to create Prince of Persia – received a fan letter in response to his earlier work, one-on-one fighter Karateka. The author praised Mechner’s graphics (particularly the scrolling background), and mentioned that he was a budding programmer who wanted to grow up to create […]

  • Prince of Persia creator remaking his Apple II classic Karateka

    Jordan Mechner, creator of the The Prince of Persia series, is developing a remake his 1984 Apple II classic Karateka which he originally created while studying at Yale.

  • Prince of Persia creator loves the new film, hopes gamers will too

    Prince of Persia creator and scriptwriter for the upcoming Sands of Time film, Jordan Mechner, has said that while he was not directly involved with the casting for the flick, he was very pleased with the choices.

  • Disney to publish graphic novel based on Prince of Persia

    Disney has announced that it plans to release a graphic novel based on the Prince of Persia movie. It is to be penned by the creator of Prince of Persia, Jordan Mechner and Todd McFarlane has created the exclusive art to be featured on the cover and the interior art in the 128-page novel includes […]