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Posts tagged “Jordan Mechner”

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Have You Played… Prince Of Persia (1990)?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. We're 300 games into Have You Played now, and I thought I'd run out of titles I've played. As it turns out, there was a whole new seam of stuff waiting, ancient titles I played on my first PC, a humble 25MHz 486…

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Take A Swing At Prince Of Persia Creator’s Karateka

Jordan Mechner's mostly frequently associated with Prince of Persia - sadly the only of his creations to get a feature film starring Jake Gyllenhaal's immaculately sculpted biceps - but his mighty brain also gave the world Karateka and The Last Express. The latter's brilliance is well-documented - if not incredibly well-known - but the former doesn't get quite as much credit. Admittedly, in spite of its silky…

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Chuffed: The Last Express Available To Buy

The chances are if you've heard of The Last Express, you've either played it and evangelise about it, or have always meant to get a copy. It's one of those games. I've played half of it, but was then interrupted by having to save the world or something. But that was only because I borrowed the original discs from adventure aficionado Richard Cobbett. But now…

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The First Express: Mechner’s Last Express Prequel

I picked up this snippet from Richard Cobbett's twitter last week. Oddly, as one of his touchstone games, Cobbett's got nothing extended written about it I can find, so let's go with his twitter barrage to explain it: "In case you never played it - and you didn't - TLE was a really cool real-time adventure set on the Orient Express just before WW1. It…

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Prince of Persia Goes To The Movies

Seems Hollywood big boys are taking videogame adaptations seriously these days. First, Bioshock gets a big-name director attached to it, in the form of Gore Verbinski, and now the other driving force behind Pirates of the Caribbean, noisy uber-producer Jerry Bruckheimer, is dumping a truckload of money on a Prince of Persia silver-screener. It's due next year and "the producer and Disney hope to turn…

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