Unfortunately for Jordan Mechner, the Prince of Persia creator, his source code was placed somewhere he easily forgot about, leaving the original 3.5" Apple ProDOS disks missing in action- at least until now.
Prince of Persia, however, is not the first game to see its source code disappearing. The most notable culprit of missing source code is without a doubt Panzer Dragoon Saga for the Sega Saturn, leaving very little hope that the (already expensive game) will be ported onto more modern consoles.
Jordan Mechner's father recently called from New York to say he had found a box full of old disks which he was mailing over to him. Little did he know at the time, but this box contained the very Prince of Persia source code he had been searching for.
As this fantastic discovery ends Jordan's ten year search (which has seen him contacting numerous other developers who worked with him at Broderbund), it also marks a promising archival future for Prince of Persia fans. He's currently on the lookout for someone capable of reading these prehistoric disks to aid in making a more modern backup of the original code, which he intends to share online once done.
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