Mortal Kombat’s co-creator came up with the iconic logo

In a new interview, Mortal Kombat’s co-creator explains how the game’s iconic logo was created – and how it almost got trashed. 

Originally known as Dragon Attack, Mortal Kombat was named after Ed  Boon’s love for Queen’s song of the same name, but later changed to  Mortal Kombat.  

When Mortal Kombat artist John Vogel saw a golden dragon statue on  Midway Games’ general manager Ken Fedesna’s desk, the logo stuck, and  its design emerged. 

“The inspiration for the dragon icon’s design started when John Vogel  saw a golden dragon statue on the desk of Midway’s general manager, Ken  Fedesn,” recounted Tobias. “John borrowed it to digitize for use in our  game’s backgrounds.” 

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