Prince of Persia’s timeless platforms

April 20, 2017 · Filed Under News, Videogaming · Comment 

News - A succession of fresh, quality news, from inside and outside of the Web28 years after the original release, Prince of Persia continues to be the obsession of a community made up by enthusiasts that never forgot their first, stunning encounter with Jordan Mechner’s platform game. And they are not just freaks like yours truly, who considers PoP his first computer love and that is still trying to beat his own personal record by playing the game every now and then under DOSBox. Nope: here we are talking about developers that are capable, determined and willing to dig the secrets hidden in the code of an ancient software to keep alive a myth that doesn’t fear the effects of obsolescence.

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In the name of the Prince… of Persia

March 23, 2009 · Filed Under Babel fish, Movies · Comment 

Babel fish - A mental interface between Sir Arthur's sensibility and the events from the outer world. And for all the rest, too If there is something on which one can rely on so that the movie adaptation of Prince of Persia videogame saga won’t end up being an indecorous shame is the direct involvement of game designer, screenwriter, director and story-teller Jordan Mechner. Who like me has grown up with the myth of platform/adventure games, and with the PoP one in particular, certainly thinks with a mixture of terror and hope about May 28, 2010, the release date of the film that could be the first to act as a worthy continuation of a genuine videogaming archetype on the big screen.

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