Co-Creator of Mortal Kombat Reveal The Inspiration Behind The Logo

Diego Castaneda

Diego Castaneda


Monday, September 26, 2022

Mortal Kombat's 30-year journey has now become a big brand in the gaming world. This made the co-creator of Mortal Kombat, John Tobias, feel compelled to tell where the inspiration for this game's logo came from through his Twitter account.

"The Mortal Kombat dragon logo was inspired by the four-toed Chinese dragon statue that he had seen on the desk of the General Manager of Midway Games, Ken Fedesna," said Tobias. The statue also wanted to be used as an asset and the background of a stage in the game.

Tobias really wanted to create an iconic logo like Superman with the 'S' or Batman with the 'bat' symbol. It was from this inspiration that Tobias began to draw a dragon logo while adding elements of the yin-yang symbol, but not too explicitly.

Here's a thread that Tobias wrote on his personal Twitter account.