karate_main_menuAlexandre Kral of Javaground recently gave us a heads up on an upcoming action/adventure game of theirs called KARATE. Javaground is the same company that brought us UniWar [$4.99] and Pocket Gold [$0.99 / Lite].

Kral says that they believe Karate fighting games are under represented on the iPhone, and we'd agree.

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Embedded deep into a deadly forest, guarded by an army of fierce warriors stands the fortress of the evil warlord Maguro. In the darkest dungeon of the castle Maguro gloats over his lovely captive, the princess Miyuki.

You are one trained in the way of karate. Alone and unarmed, you must defeat Maguro and rescue the beautiful Miyuki.

Put fear and self-concern behind you. You will use your skill and focus all while accepting death as a possibility. This is the way of Karate.

The company is still at an early stage of the game, so character animations are still rough and not final, but here's an early video:


The game is described a high-end adventure game and is expected towards the end of summer. In the end, I'm suspect the control system is going to be the make or break feature for the game. The main competition to speak of at the moment is Karate Fighter [$1.99/Lite] which has had control issues though is receiving ongoing updates.

  • cookiemonster

    video is busted, its not working....

  • cookiemonster

    video is busted, its not working....

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  • http://maninsharkcostume.tumblr.com Beanie

    Why don't they finish up on their UniWar updates? Where's Push Notifications Javagrounds? That game is great, but, needs some more features to make it awesome.

    • http://www.uniwar.com UniWar Developer

      Push notification for UniWar is coming in the next update....
      We are still working at improving UniWar and also porting it to all other platforms so you will be able to play with all your friends. The Android version will be released to Google this week.
      The UniWar Team

  • http://maninsharkcostume.tumblr.com Beanie

    Why don't they finish up on their UniWar updates? Where's Push Notifications Javagrounds? That game is great, but, needs some more features to make it awesome.

    • http://www.uniwar.com UniWar Developer

      Push notification for UniWar is coming in the next update....
      We are still working at improving UniWar and also porting it to all other platforms so you will be able to play with all your friends. The Android version will be released to Google this week.
      The UniWar Team

  • nizy

    Looks interesting, but I hope by late summer you mean August/September because that looks very rough around the edges at the moment. The animation is very limited and there seems to be only 1 kick move. Hopefully some kind of combo system, with special moves is implemented before release.

  • nizy

    Looks interesting, but I hope by late summer you mean August/September because that looks very rough around the edges at the moment. The animation is very limited and there seems to be only 1 kick move. Hopefully some kind of combo system, with special moves is implemented before release.

  • lookmark

    KARATEKA!

  • lookmark

    KARATEKA!

  • Ludvig

    Ok...why on earth did they name the villain after a fish? The evil lord Tuna!...not so scary. -_-;;

  • Ludvig

    Ok...why on earth did they name the villain after a fish? The evil lord Tuna!...not so scary. -_-;;

  • num10ck

    Actually, Karateka is still a great game to play on an emulator, sped up a couple hundred percent. I'd pay for a straight port of the original on the iphone if Broderbound or whomever still exists with the rights. Definitely a good basis for an iphone game. Looking forward to kicking eagles and bloody gates..

  • num10ck

    Actually, Karateka is still a great game to play on an emulator, sped up a couple hundred percent. I'd pay for a straight port of the original on the iphone if Broderbound or whomever still exists with the rights. Definitely a good basis for an iphone game. Looking forward to kicking eagles and bloody gates..

  • iamse7en

    Weak sauce.

  • iamse7en

    Weak sauce.

  • Aeroflux

    The backgrounds kind of remind me of Streets of Rage...for some reason. Animation needs a lot of work...but that's already known.

  • Aeroflux

    The backgrounds kind of remind me of Streets of Rage...for some reason. Animation needs a lot of work...but that's already known.

  • K

    Haha, apparently, the people you fight don't actually know karate...they just stand there :P

  • K

    Haha, apparently, the people you fight don't actually know karate...they just stand there :P

  • http://Smouch.net/lol Fazzy

    Uniwar is listed as $4.90, four dollars ninety cents. Fix this please.

  • http://Smouch.net/lol Fazzy

    Uniwar is listed as $4.90, four dollars ninety cents. Fix this please.

  • Chris

    What happened to this game? Looked great, but there doesn't seem to be a release...