Prince Of Persia's Source Code Found In Dad's Closet

Jordan Mechner, the creator of the Prince of Persia series, hasn't had his hands on the source code to the original game for over a decade. Why? Because it had been sitting hidden in his dad's closet, that's why.

Mechner recently got a call from his dad to tell him that, after cleaning out a closet in the family home, he stuffed the remains in a box. Inside the box were some 3.5″ Apple ProDOS disks, containing the original source code for one of the most important video games of all time.

With the disks back in his possession, Mechner is now working on converting the code into something modern systems can actually understand. Once that's done, he says "as soon as we can extract something usable, I'll post it here".

Prince of Persia Source Code - Found! [Jordan Mechner]


    Good to see that even "one of the most important video games of all time" can be stuffed in a cupboard and forgotten for years and years. I wonder what else was in that box, like a Mark McGuire rookie card for example

      "who wants to see me pop a few dingers??"

      Probably a few stacks of Upper Deck Calbert Cheney basketball cards.

    I just wish someone could do the same - for the Bubble Bobble (arcade) source code.
    Decared lost by Taito years ago, and the programmer sadly passed away.

      It happens to some of the best games.

      Panzer Dragoon Saga (or Azel: The Panzer Dragoon RPG is you bgo by the Japanese name) has also lost its source code.

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