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Prince of Persia 2 being remastered for mobile devices

Prince of Persia 2 being remastered for mobile devices

The Prince of Persia series may be "paused" for now in terms of brand new games, but Ubisoft apparently doesn't mind jumping in to remaster the classic Prince of Persia 2 from Broderbund that came out in 1993.

Watch: 'Updated graphics, sound, and touch controls' »

"Ah, awesome. I'll always remember this as the first game I used with a sound card (loved it!)"
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Prince of Persia Apple II source code released

Prince of Persia Apple II source code released

Lost, but not forgotten, for 20 years, the source code for the very first Prince of Persia on the Apple II was released today by creator Jordan Mechner. The code was unknowingly discovered by his father on 3.5" floppy disks in a box at the back of a closet, and salvaged with the help of a huge amount of vintage hardware.

Read more: Mechner had given up hope of finding it »

"That's always the way it is when you're looking at shipping code. Once optimization starts, ..."
- RomSteady    See all 3 comments


Jordan Mechner to update Apple II Prince of Persia code

Jordan Mechner to update Apple II Prince of Persia code

A fortuitous find from the father of a classic game designer is leading to an update for modern systems. Jordan Mechner, the designer behind the original Prince of Persia, thought he had lost the Apple II source code for the 23-year-old game. But like most things you lose, it was just buried in a box at his parents' house.

Read more: 'I knew it wasn't like me to throw stuff out!' »

"Mechner is such a good game designer. Last Express is really under rated."
- Mecha Tofu Pirate    See all 3 comments


Karateka remake heading to PS3, Xbox 360

Karateka remake heading to PS3, Xbox 360

Jordan Mechner, the developer luminary behind the Prince of Persia series, has announced that his indie remake of the game Karateka will be downloadable on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 later this year. Mechner himself is taking an active role as Creative Developer for the first time since 2003's Prince of Persia: Sands of Time.

Read more: Wants game to be 'emotional, atmospheric, and beautiful' »

"ok i'm going to be the cranky jaded guy and say there really wasn't all that much to karateka ..."
- GloriousCow    See all 17 comments


MobyGames Classic: Prince of Persia community stories

MobyGames Classic: Prince of Persia community stories

On Wednesday, we revealed the next MobyGames Classic title was Jordan Mechner's classic Prince of Persia.

An argument could be made that some of our modern favorites could never have existed if not for Jordan Mechner's Apple-II classic, Prince of Persia. After the break, the Shacknews community shares their stories and impressions of Prince of Persia, and answer why they feel it's deserving of a spot on our list of classics.

Read more: Shacknews community talks Prince of Persia »

"Those old journal's that Mechner posted awhile ago are awesome to read through. Watching the ..."
- jaytima    See all 2 comments



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