Prince of Persia Source Code Found in a Closet

In our modern age of computers, archeology has taken on a different form.

The musical composer for the original 1989 Prince of Persia game shipped to his son a carton of old games he found in his closet. Oh, and his son happens to be Jordan Mechner, screenwriter and creator of the Prince of Persia, Karateka and The Last Express video games.

Within that carton, Mechner found 3.5″ disk boxes that contain the original Apple II source code of Prince of Persia.

Having struck gold, Mechner will now begin working on a way to transfer the 3.5″ Apple ProDOS disks onto a MacBook Air in order to make the data readable by 21st-century technology, and he plans to keep us apprised of his progress via Twitter.

Good luck, Jordan.

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