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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.

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"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

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."
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Prince of Persia 'Intro and gameplay' Trailer

Enjoy the introduction and first level of gameplay from the game that started the hit series, Prince of Persia.

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