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Prince of Persia creator rediscovers game’s source code 23 years later

When the original Prince of Persia came out 23 years ago, it was renowned for its incredibly fluid animation and engaging action. Several days ago, Prince of Persia creator Jordan Mechner announced that he had found the original source code for the game on a stack of 3.5” disks and he wants to eventually make the code public.

The three packs of 3.5″ Apple ProDOS disks had been safely stored away in a brown box along with a load of Amstrad copies of his 1984 game Karateka.

The problem he faces now is how to extract the code from those old 3.5″ disks to his MacBook Air, but he has a friend on board with the requisite skill set. The ultimate aim is to make the source code readable on modern machines, and hopefully after that he may be kind enough to release it for us all to see.


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