Original Prince of Persia source code to be released
Create of the original 1989 Prince of Persia, Jordan Mechner, is working on transfering the source from the Apple II format to a format more palpable with modern equipment.
Mechner’s is to distribute the code among interested programmers:
“So, for all fifteen of you 6502 assembly-language coders out there who might care… including the hardy soul who ported POP to the Commodore 64 from an Apple II memory dump… I will now begin working with a digital-archeology-minded friend to attempt to figure out how to transfer 3.5″ Apple ProDOS disks onto a MacBook Air and into some kind of 21st-century-readable format,” Mechner said.
Presently, Mechner is also working on bringing 1984 Karateka to the modern era through Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network.
For more Mechner related goodness, check out my nostalgic look at the brilliant The Last Express (1997).