The Making of Karateka: Journals 1982-1985 Jordan Mechner - 2012

History of videogames (biography)

The Making of Karateka: Journals 1982-1985

Author(s) : Jordan Mechner
Editor : Createspace
Publication date : 12-26-2012
Language : english English

This autobiography is composed by the personal journal of Jordan Mechner during the creation of his famous game Karateka (1984). The authors tells us about his thoughts, his doubts, his joy, and more specifically about the different steps towards the creation of this popular game. A very interesting read, despite a rather "rough" writing style : this book allows you to literally enter inside the head of Jordan Mechner, a creative genius with a lot more doubts and fears that we could have imagined. This book is a must-read for any game designer out there (or anyone wanting to become one), because it will allow you to "live" the painful, long, and difficult road of a creating a videogame as an indie.


Keywords : biography, jordan mechner, karateka, artist, creative process