Prince of Persia Animation Reference 1985 from jordan mechner on Vimeo.
Get out the tissues, gaming fans, because there won’t be a dry eye in your cubicle. What we see here is Jordan Mechner’s reference shots for the original Prince of Persia, a game that brought the dream of photorealistic rendered graphics out of the darkness. Mechner shot his brother David doing jumps, slides, and climbs which he then painstakingly rendered in PoP’s inimitable style. The result is one of the most familiar and beloved games of the 1980s.