13 Oct 2021 11:29 AM +00:00 UTC

Mortal Kombat’s Ed Boon Reveals Original Development Videos for 30th Anniversary

Mortal Kombat director Ed Boon has recently started a developer diary series on his official Twitter page. Showcasing development for the original Mortal Kombat game, Boon plans to continue this series up until the 30th anniversary next year.

Here's what we've seen so far:

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Ed Boon's Anniversary Development Diaries

To kick things off, Boon shared his experiences about the first game's development. Across this series of tweets, Boon discusses about how Scorpion's Spear - famously known as the "Get Over Here" move - was made.

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How Scorpion's "Get Over Here" Was Made

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During this video, you can see John Tobias, Ed Boon, Scorpion's actor and the production crew working on how to make the move's animation. Boon notes that the game's storage was low at the time, meaning they had to find creative ways to make everything fit.

Subsequently, the original team saved space by reusing animations, such as the Fatality Dizzy animation. Characters taking Scorpion's Get Over Here attack were also the same. Looking back, Boon was amused by how far the game's come throughout the years.

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Mortal Kombat Anniversary

Boon promises more of these developer diaries as the 30th Anniversary closes in. While the original Mortal Kombat released 29 years ago in 1992, development began in 1991, a full year before it released on October 8, 1992.

If Boon keeps up to his word, he'll have a full year of Mortal Kombat development diaries like this until October 2022.