Jordan Mechner News


Jordan Mechner, Mark DeLoura tapped to receive special GDC awards

By John Keefer, Jan 30, 2017 10:33am PST

Prince of Persia creator will get the Pioneer Award, while DeLoura will receive the Ambassador Award.


Prince of Persia 2 being remastered for mobile devices

By John Keefer, Apr 11, 2013 12:30pm PDT

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...


"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

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 17, 2012 7:00am PDT

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 after his father found it on 3.5" floppies in a box in the back of a closet.


"That's always the way it is when you're looking at shipping code. Once optimization starts, ..."

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Jordan Mechner to update Apple II Prince of Persia code

By Steve Watts, Mar 30, 2012 9:45am PDT

Jordan Mechner's father dug up the original Apple II source code for Prince of Persia, and now Mechner is planning to update it for current computers.


"Mechner is such a good game designer. Last Express is really under rated."

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Karateka remake heading to PS3, Xbox 360

By Steve Watts, Feb 15, 2012 5:45pm PST

Game designer Jordan Mechner has announced that the Karateka remake will be available on PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade later this year.


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

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MobyGames Classic: Prince of Persia community stories

By Shack Staff, Nov 20, 2011 12:00pm PST

Shacknews readers share their own stories revolving around the classic Jordan Mechner title Prince of Persia, the latest game inducted into the "MobyGames Classic" series on Shacknews.com.


"Those old journal's that Mechner posted awhile ago are awesome to read through. Watching the ..."

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