Prince Of Persia: The Original Game

It is said some lives are linked across time..

Connected by an ancient calling that echoes through the ages…

Destiny.

This is the passage that is shown at the beginning of the movie “Prince of Persia, Sands of Time”. It is a great beginning for a fantastic film.

For the game, as it is said by the author, “… One of the most successful and enduring video game franchises of all time, with over 17 million games sold to date…” (http://jordanmechner.com/bio/).

My Prince of Persia adventure started with its 2D game on the DOS machines. The music was great then and is great now. Eastern breezes flew upon you when you listened it… And then, when you acquainted with the story, you liked it more. For me, it was the best entertainment ever.

Then came the 3D version from UBI Soft, The Sands of Times. Great experience and again great music. it was the only game I took pleasure playing it over and over. Others always bored me after some time. As a software engineer, it gave purpose to do on the coming years. I did a gaming software in the following years. But still the taste of it, I remember…

The story is interesting…

It first came out for an Apple II computer, that is also interesting.

The source code of the first game is now on github (https://github.com/jmechner/Prince-of-Persia-Apple-II). The original author made it open source. It is written in assembly language for Apple II computer. As it is written on the page, they have worked out to save it from years old floppy disks. Thank you!

From some YouTube videos (http://jordanmechner.com/ebook/), you can see the making of the first game. They were using actual videos for the movements.

Thank you guys for creating (or being a reason for creating) such a good journey…

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