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Jordan Mechner

Developer Biography

Jordan Mechner was born in New York City and graduated from Yale University in 1985. He wrote his first game, Deathbounce, in 1982 for the Apple II platform, but it was never published. His subsequent creations included Karateka and Prince of Persia. The latter won numerous awards, including the 1992 Tilt D`Or and MacUser Eddy Awards, has been translated into several languages and ported to various platforms. A screenwriter and independent filmmaker, Jordan also produced, wrote and directed the documentary film Waiting for Dark. In 1993, Jordan formed Smoking Car Productions, an entertainment software development group based in San Francisco.

Contributed by Brian Hirt (10027) on Nov 28, 1999. [revised by : Sciere (638472) and Unicorn Lynx (181590)].