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The creation of Prince of Persia (1986-1989)
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Star Fluxx: Alex Albrecht, Chloe Dykstra, and Jordan Mechner Join Wil on TableTop, episode 16
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Jordan Mechner.MOV
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Jordan Mechner on the red carpet of Prince of Persia
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Exclusive Interview with Prince of Persia creator Jordan Mechner (Part 1/2)
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Prince of Persia 1 - Mirrored Levels (Jordan Mechner,) - Level 02
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GAX - Jordan Mechner Interview on Price of Persia
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Prince of Persia 1 - Original (Jordan Mechner,1990) - Intro
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Prince of Persia 1 - Mirrored Levels (Jordan Mechner,) - Level 12a,12b,13
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Prince of Persia 1 - Original (Jordan Mechner,1990) - Level 08
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Prince of Persia 1 - Original (Jordan Mechner,1990) - Level 01
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Karateka - Jordan Mechner - Montpellier In Game
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Istoria jocurilor 19-Karateka-1984 Jordan Mechner & Soft Pro
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Les dernières minutes - Jordan Mechner & Michel Ancel - Montpellier In Game
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Prince of Persia 1 - Mirrored Levels (Jordan Mechner,) - Level 11
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Let`s Play Together Prince of Persia Level 9,10 Jordan Mechner [JAP,FACECAM]
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Jordan Mechner
Jordan Mechner at WonderCon 2010 3.JPG
Jordan Mechner at WonderCon 2010
Born (1964-06-04) June 4, 1964 (age 49)
New York City
Nationality American
Occupation video game designer, screenwriter, author, and filmmaker
Known for Creator of Prince of Persia

Jordan Mechner (born 4 June 1964)[1] is an American video game designer, screenwriter, author, and filmmaker, best known for creating the Prince of Persia video game franchise.

Life and career[edit]

Mechner was born in New York City. He is a graduate of Yale University where he received a BA in psychology in 1985.

While at Yale, Mechner wrote several Apple II games that he submitted for publication, but which were rejected. Star Blaster, an Asteroids clone, was submitted to Hayden Software and Deathbounce, an abstract arcade game, to Broderbund. His first published game was Karateka (1984), written while he was still an undergraduate at Yale University. His second game, Prince of Persia, was released in 1989. He wrote both games in 6502 assembly language for the Apple II.

Prince of Persia was noted for its fluid animation of human figures, which Mechner based on videos and photographs of his brother running and jumping. Both titles were published by Brøderbund for the Apple II and became best sellers, while Prince of Persia was adapted for nearly every computer and console platform.

Mechner designed and directed the first sequel, Prince of Persia 2: The Shadow and the Flame[citation needed], released in 1993. By then, he had retired from computer programming and was more involved in game design and story mechanics. Mechner subsequently founded independent developer Smoking Car Productions, where he led a 30-person creative team in the production of the critically acclaimed 1997 CD-ROM adventure game The Last Express. Mechner's first four games were all published by Brøderbund.

In 2001, Mechner joined forces with Ubisoft to relaunch his decade old Prince of Persia for a new generation of gamers. Developed at Ubisoft Montreal with Mechner as game designer, writer and creative consultant, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time was one of the biggest hits of 2003, sweeping the Interactive Achievement Awards (DICE) with 12 nominations and 8 awards.[2] Ubisoft has since published four more Prince of Persia sequels and several spinoffs. The latest title, Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands was released in May 2010.

Mechner recently became one of the few video game creators to adapt his own creation as a feature film with Disney's Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, directed by Mike Newell, and starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton, Ben Kingsley, and Alfred Molina. Disney released Prince of Persia movie on May 28, 2010. Mechner wrote the first drafts of the screenplay and is an executive producer of the film.

In 2003, Mechner wrote and directed the documentary film, Chavez Ravine: A Los Angeles Story. It won the 2003 IDA award for Best Short Documentary, was short-listed for an Academy Award nomination, and received its broadcast premiere on PBS Independent Lens in 2005.[3]

Mechner's first graphic novel, Solomon's Thieves, illustrated by LeUyen Pham & Alex Puvilland, was published by First Second Books in May 2010.[4] Mechner previously collaborated with First Second, Pham & Puvilland on the 2008 Prince of Persia graphic novel written by A.B. Sina. Mechner also wrote the graphic novel, Prince of Persia: Before the Sandstorm, to tie in with the release of the film in 2010. Templar, also illustrated by Pham and Puvilland, will be published in July 2013.

Mechner is writing the screenplay for a film adaptation of Michael Turner's Fathom for Fox Studios and actress Megan Fox.[5]

Mechner has posted old journals and videos from the 1980s, describing the making of the first Prince of Persia game, on his personal blog,[6] where he also posts sketches and current information about his projects.[7] Mechner was able to recover the source code of the Prince of Persia game from recently found 23 years old 3.5″ Apple ProDOS floppy disks[8] and posted it online.[9]

Published games[edit]

Title Year Platform Publisher
Karateka 1984 Apple II Brøderbund Software
Prince of Persia 1989 Apple II Brøderbund Software
Prince of Persia 2: The Shadow and the Flame 1993 DOS Brøderbund Software
The Last Express 1997 DOS Brøderbund Software
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time 2003 PlayStation 2 Ubisoft
Karateka 2012 Xbox 360 D3 Publisher

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