Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Prince of Persia original reference footage

OK, definitely among the top 5 coolest things happening on the internet:

Prince of Persia Animation Reference 1985 from jordan mechner on Vimeo.

"Jordan Mechner, creator of the original Prince of Persia, has been posting his original development diary entries to his official blog to coincide with the exact date they were written 23 years ago. Each post is a treasure for fans of the games, but the October 20th entry is particularly special: it contains the animation reference video for the Prince Mechner shot in the Reader's Digest parking lot in 1985, using his kid brother as a model."

I viewed it before reading the above blurb, and thought it was someone imitating PoP and doing a good job. Now I get why. So awesome.