As someone who has played most Mortal Kombat games and even watched the unfinished YouTube series, it’s fun to take a look back at the last 30 years of the franchise. Polygon got a chance to interview Ed Boon, co-creator of Mortal Kombat and current chief creative officer at NetherRealm Studios about the franchise and its fans.
At the now-defunct Midway Games, Mortal Kombat was created by an unthinkably small team: programmer Ed Boon, artist John Tobias, sound programmer and composer Dan Forden, and artist John Vogel. Together with Chicago-area actors and martial artists Daniel Pesina and Carlos Pesina, Richard Divizio, Ho Sung Pak, and Elizabeth Malecki, they created an instant classic packed with enduring characters like Scorpion, Sub-Zero, and Sonya Blade. Mortal Kombat changed fighting games forever and became a billion-dollar multimedia franchise.
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