Jordan Mechner is a video game designer, author, screenwriter and filmmaker, best known as the creator of the Prince of Persia franchise.
His games include the 1980s classics Karateka and Prince of Persia, The Last Express (1997), and Ubisoft’s award-winning 2003 Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. Over 17 million Prince of Persia games have been sold.
In 2010, Jordan became the first game creator to adapt his own work as a feature film screenwriter with Disney’s “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time,” produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. It is the highest-grossing video game-based movie to date.
He wrote and directed the documentary film “Chavez Ravine: A Los Angeles Story,” awarded Best Short Documentary of 2003 by the IDA and short-listed for an Academy Award nomination. It received its broadcast premiere on PBS Independent Lens in 2005.
Jordan’s graphic novels include the upcoming Templar, illustrated by LeUyen Pham & Alex Puvilland, and Prince of Persia: Before the Sandstorm. He has also published two volumes of his 1980s game development journals.
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