The Last Express is now out on Android—almost a year after its iOS debut. This port of Jordan Mechner's '97 adventure game features the same improvements as its iOS sibling, including achievements and a three-tiered hint system. It can be grabbed here. » 8/28/13 6:30am 8/28/13 6:30am

Classic Apple Game Karateka Makes a Fun but Flawed Return to iPad and…

The original version of Karateka launched on an Apple II two decades ago and helped show that video game design could deliver idiosyncratic, narrative experiences. Back then, both Apple and video games were in their toddler stage, stumbling around trying to figure out what they could do. » 12/21/12 12:30pm 12/21/12 12:30pm

This Trailer for the New Karateka Makes A Hilarious Reference to the…

Gamers of a certain age remember the dramatic opening to Jordan Mechner's classic fighting adventure. But what happened before our hero stormed Akuma's castle? How'd he learn how to fight? The video—which hypes up today's release of a Karateka re-make— above answers some of those questions in really funny fashion.… » 11/07/12 5:00pm 11/07/12 5:00pm

Xbox Site Says That the Karateka Re-Make Is Coming Out in November

Microsoft's official site for their game console has been known to let things slip out before they've been publically announced. Like that one time it outed Halo 4 before last year's E3. » 10/02/12 9:30am 10/02/12 9:30am

Getting This Classic Adventure Game onto the iPad Wasn’t Easy

Jordan Mechner jumped and kicked his way into gamers' hearts with Prince of Persia and Karateka, two seminal releases that expanded the possibilities of what games could be and how they could tell stories. But it was The Last Express that proved to be the most ambitious title of Mechner's game-making career. The… » 9/27/12 7:30pm 9/27/12 7:30pm

The Last Express Will Speed To iPhone And iPad This Year

The critically-acclaimed 1997 adventure game, to be ported by French developer DotEmu, will be released later this year for iOS devices. Creator Jordan Mechner announced the news on his blog today. [Jordan Mechner] » 3/16/12 1:15pm 3/16/12 1:15pm

A Wonderful Old Letter From One Gaming Legend To Another

Before John Romero co-created Doom he was just a kid. A very smart kid. When he was a teenager, he wrote a letter to Jordan Mechner, a very smart man who made a game young John Romero liked very much. » 3/01/12 2:00pm 3/01/12 2:00pm

Perfectly Pixilated Prince of Persia Prowls the Streets of Israel

In this brilliant video from Israel's Karahat, the hero of Jordan Mechner's 1989 platforming classic comes to life in pixel-perfect form, right down to the stumbling animations and Mario prison romance.

Maybe the Mario bit wasn't in the original game. Everything else was, more or less. Kaharat (which means bald… » 2/17/12 12:00pm 2/17/12 12:00pm

Watch The Creators of Doom, Prince of Persia, Pac-Man And Pitfall! Wax…

Not only can you now relive this year's Game Developers Conference keynote from Nintendo president Satoru Iwata, who spoke about the creation of Kirby and the devaluation of games in "Video Games Turn 25: A Historical Perspective and Vision for the Future," you can experience the best part of GDC 2011: the classic… » 3/23/11 9:00pm 3/23/11 9:00pm

The Prince Of Persia Movie Could Have Been Like This

The Prince of Persia movie, which was great by virtue of not sucking, could have been a little better had the production team stuck to the original script handed in by the game's original creator, Jordan Mechner. » 10/14/10 1:30am 10/14/10 1:30am

Prince Of Persia Creator's Other Big Game On The Express Train To…

RoboCop director Paul Verhoeven is having a go at the video game movie business, working on an "Indiana Jones-ish" but also "Hitchcockian" video game set in the year 1914. Could it be anything other than Jordan Mechner's The Last Express? » 4/13/10 8:30pm 4/13/10 8:30pm

So How Many Boss Fights Will Prince of Persia Have?

Prince of Persia creator Jordan Mechner says that one of the first things lost in translation from video game to film is gameplay. But the Prince of Persia film hopes to dodge that bullet with its action/adventure genre label. » 11/04/09 7:00am 11/04/09 7:00am

Prince of Persia Trailer Impressions — Please, Ben Kingsley, Don't Mess…

Earlier this week, Disney and OnePR treated games journalists to the first ever screening of the Prince of Persia film trailer. » 10/29/09 7:00am 10/29/09 7:00am

Prince Of Persia Creator Talks Film Sequel

At China's Game Developers Conference, Prince of Persia creator Jordan Mechner talked about the evolution of the series and about the sequel potential for that upcoming Jake Gyllenhaal flick. » 10/12/09 4:30am 10/12/09 4:30am

Mechner Pens Prince Of Persia Prequel Graphic Novel

Series creator Jordan Mechner once again plumbs the depths of the Prince of Persia mythology, penning an anthology graphic novel to serve as a prequel to the upcoming feature film. » 7/21/09 12:40pm 7/21/09 12:40pm

Prince Of Persia Creator Pens Fathom Movie

Jordan Mechner, the famed creator of the original Prince of Persia game, has been tapped to write Fathom, the movie adaptation of the popular comic book. » 3/04/09 12:40pm 3/04/09 12:40pm

Prince Of Persia, Inspired By Jordan Mechner's Kid Brother

Wish there was a word more awesome than awesome » 10/28/08 8:00am 10/28/08 8:00am. Because this would be . Above is the original animation reference footage for the original Price of Persia. From 1985. That's PoP creator Jordan Mechner's little brother, running around in baggy pants. Mechner took this footage, tracked his bro's movements then based…

Prince of Persia Creator Working On New Karateka Game

While the majority of Jordan Mechner's talk at Comic-Con earlier today focused on all things Prince of Persia » 7/26/08 3:20pm 7/26/08 3:20pm, some fans veered slightly off-topic, picking the programmer's brain on his other titles — and . The former, Mechner's first commercial game, an early 2D fighter published by Brøderbund and known for its…