Development of MotoKata started when team members saw that famous sword scene from Black Rain (1989) — Sparks fly from the tip of a samurai sword dragged along the pavement by a motorcycle rider, closing on an unarmed opponent. One team member asked another, “Has there ever been a video game of that?”
From there the concept quickly locked in on fast paced head-to-head dueling between characters swinging weapons while riding at each other on motorcycles—in short, MotoKata is a motorcycle dueling game that is like Nidhogg plus Hang-On.
Set in a science fiction world that is equal parts urban decay and post-apocalyptic wasteland, the cast of characters are mashups drawn from a wide range of comics, movies, and and other cultural references.
MotoKata will have single player, 2-player local (split screen), and 2-player network options. Target platforms include PC/Mac and console. Best played with dedicated controllers, keyboard controls will also be available for PC/Mac.
Tanya DePass is consulting on diversity.