Biography

Jordan Mechner is an author, game designer, graphic novelist and screenwriter. He created the video games Karateka, Prince of Persia, and The Last Express.

His graphic novels include the New York Times best-selling, Eisner award-nominated Templar, illustrated by LeUyen Pham & Alex Puvilland.

Jordan pioneered the use of rotoscoped animation in the video game industry in his 1980s Karateka and Prince of Persia, and the 1997 adventure game The Last Express.

He joined forces with Ubisoft as writer and game designer of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2003), and wrote the first screenplay for the 2010 Disney live-action film adaptation, relaunching Prince of Persia as a global franchise including toys, LEGO sets, and over 20 million games sold to date.

Jordan wrote and directed the IDA award-winning PBS documentary film Chavez Ravine: A Los Angeles Story.

Jordan has published his 1980s game development journals, The Making of Karateka and The Making of Prince of Persia. He keeps a sketchbook journal.

More info at jordanmechner.com — @jmechner on Twitter and Instagram.

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