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Jordan Mechner's classic adventure game The Last Express keeps popping up in new places, which makes its title a bit misleading but is also a pretty cool thing. The Last Express' latest stop is Steam, where the Gold Edition is now available for PC for a discounted price of $5.25 through December 7....

November 22nd 2013 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Jordan Mechner's 1997 adventure game classic, The Last Express, arrived on Google Play for Android devices this morning. The game is also available on PC and pulled into the iDevice station last September. The Last Express is set in 1914 on the Orient Express, where people had very little else to...

August 28th 2013 at 9:30am 0 Comments
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History repeats itself in both video games and colas it seems. Years after releasing the original Karateka, Jordan Mechner revised the formula, giving the world "new" Karateka. Some people liked the new flavor – others, not so much. Hearing the demand of fans everywhere, Mechner has announced...

May 15th 2013 at 10:45am 0 Comments
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The new StoryBundle – a pay-what-you-want, DRM-free collection of eBooks – offers an instant collection of game history and culture, including Jordan Mechner's journals for Karateka and Prince of Persia, Videogames: In the Beginning by Ralph Baer (who would know!), Brendan Keogh's Killi...

May 1st 2013 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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Jordan Mechner's rhythmic Karateka remake is out on PC today, available through Steam for ten percent off its normal $10 price. The price will flip-kick back up after a week. It's still listed only as "coming soon" to PSN and iOS.Coinciding with the release of Karateka on a new platform, creator Jo...

December 3rd 2012 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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At first glance, Karateka doesn't look like a remake so much as a new game with the same name. Its cartoon visuals, 3D setting, and rhythm-based combat seem oceans apart from the 2D martial arts cinema of the Apple II beat-em-up. Yet look a little deeper and the classic's spirit reveals itself, alb...

November 12th 2012 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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Jordan Mechner's revamp of his classic martial arts fighting game, Karateka, is set to launch on XBLA on Wednesday, but the PSN and PC release will come at a later, unspecified date along with a newly announced iOS version.We have a few new screens from Karateka below. At first glance, we're having...

November 5th 2012 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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Over 15 years on from when it first set out, Jordan Mechner's The Last Express is arriving on iOS this Thursday, September 27. In collaboration with French distributor DotEmu, Mechner re-released his 1997 adventure game on PC last year, but this year it comes to iPad and iPhone with some iOS-frien...

September 24th 2012 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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Jordan Mechner's classic martial arts fighter Karateka is headed for the Wii U, a recent ESRB rating states. We knew Karateka was coming to PSN and XBLA, but the ESRB lists PC, iOS and Wii U as platforms as well, suggesting Mechner's retrofitted ambition is deeper than he first teased.The ESRB desc...

August 27th 2012 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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Would you like to hear the (honestly) thrilling story of Prince of Persia data transfer firsthand? Jordan Mechner is speaking at NYU as part of its Game Center lecture series on Thursday, April 26.Officially, the talk will cover "his work, provide insights into his creative process, and share stori...

April 18th 2012 at 11:59pm 0 Comments
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If you're a programmer, you may find inspiration in the source code for the original Apple II version of Prince of Persia. 23 years after the game's release, and about two weeks after finding his old floppies, Jordan Mechner has posted the source code to GitHub, where it's freely accessible.The cop...

April 17th 2012 at 10:30am 0 Comments