Jordan Mechner

“With previously undisclosed footage, this in-depth look at the beginnings of the legendary, top-selling video game includes the game creator’s own words.

Anyone building something entirely new can relate to Mechner’s story… I can’t wait to read over these journals again with fresh illustrations.” — Instagram co-founder Mike Krieger.

In this one-of-a-kind compilation, the designer of one of the most inventive and successful video games ever provides an honest glimpse into the process.

Before Prince of Persia became a popular video game series and a Disney film, Jordan Mechner developed and programmed an Apple II computer game. Mechner’s open and frank diaries from the time document his journey from his parent’s basement to the top of the rapidly expanding video game industry in the 1980s, as well as the creative, technical, and personal struggles that led to the creation of the prince and ultimately his entry into the homes of millions of people around the world.”