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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 (2008): A Shacknews retrospective

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 03, 2014 11:00am PDT

It's a big day for the Prince of Persia series, as the original PoP debuted 25 years ago today. Shacknews celebrates by remembering the 2008 Prince of Persia and examining how it has hit cult classic status.


"SoT was terrific. I still have the original Xbox disc and need to replay it some day. "

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Prince of Persia announcement teased by Ubisoft engineer

By Steve Watts, Apr 23, 2014 10:00am PDT

An engineer at Ubisoft Reflections teased an image hinting at an impending Prince of Persia announcement, but the tweet (and his entire account) were quickly removed.


"Prince of Persia Go, for the iPhone. You get one free shot at rescuing the princess every day, ..."

- deathofrats see all 12 comments

Prince of Persia: The Shadow and the Flame coming July 25

By Steve Watts, Jul 03, 2013 2:20pm PDT

Prince of Persia: The Shadow and the Flame, the mobile port of the 1993 game of the same title, will be coming to iOS and Android on July 25 for $2.99.


Climax 'tech demo' screens look like Prince of Persia

By Steve Watts, Apr 16, 2013 8:00am PDT

Screens of a tech demo from Climax Studios bear a striking resemblance to Prince of Persia.


"does also have a white dude with long hair standing on a roof with a sword and a wrist binding."

- Chipwarrior see all 5 comments

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!)"

- deadhorse see all 9 comments

Prince of Persia is 'paused' for now, needs 'time to breathe'

By Andrew Yoon, Jan 29, 2013 3:55pm PST

Hey, remember Prince of Persia? So does Ubisoft. But that doesn't mean you can expect a new game in that franchise any time soon.


"oh no!QAQ Their games very interesting.hope ,they can do an awesome masterpiece after taking a ..."

- kevingame222 see all 48 comments

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, ..."

- RomSteady see all 3 comments

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."

- Mecha Tofu Pirate see all 3 comments

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 ..."

- jaytima see all 2 comments

MobyGames Classic: Prince of Persia

By Shack Staff, Nov 16, 2011 4:00pm PST

MobyGames.com Classic returns with Jordan Mechner's 1989 title Prince of Persia. Could franchises like Uncharted and Assassin's Creed exist as they do today without the Apple-II classic? We doubt it.


"but, doesn't that like steal your soul or something? I guess i should have mentioned that level? ..."

- soundcreepy see all 10 comments