[EAST] PAX East 2012 Keynote: Jordan Mechner

zerzhulzerzhul Registered User, Moderator mod
edited February 2012 in PAX Archive
http://penny-arcade.com/2012/02/24/jordan-mechner-opening-up-pax-east
My hands quake as I type it!

You almost certainly know, but just in case, Jordan Mechner created Karateka and Prince of Persia, and is currently creating the remake of Karateka, which was just announced! He was telling interesting stories in games without the use of a single word thirty years ago; I can’t wait to hear what he has to say today.

http://jordanmechner.com/

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  • ottoman673ottoman673 Registered User
    zerzhul wrote:
    http://penny-arcade.com/2012/02/24/jordan-mechner-opening-up-pax-east
    My hands quake as I type it!

    You almost certainly know, but just in case, Jordan Mechner created Karateka and Prince of Persia, and is currently creating the remake of Karateka, which was just announced! He was telling interesting stories in games without the use of a single word thirty years ago; I can’t wait to hear what he has to say today.

    http://jordanmechner.com/

    Yes, yes, yes, and YES.
    I will be in line for this keynote, for sure. Last year i skipped out and went to the expo hall right away, but this is too good to pass up.

    PAX East 2012 Checklist: [x] 3 Day Pass [x] Time off Work [x] Flight [x] Hotel
  • pkirknerpkirkner Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    He published the journal he kept back in the Karateka / Prince of Persia / The Last Express days, which I really enjoyed reading. I'm very much looking forward to the keynote this year. Jordan Mechner hasn't been a very prolific developer, but man, the games he has released are absolute classics.

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  • kropotkinkropotkin Forum Badge Creator London UKRegistered User regular
    This should be an interesting one, certainly less sweary than David 'I have an ego the size of Belgium' Jaffe.

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  • MasterRokkuMasterRokku Registered User regular
    Last years was good though...I'll certainly be there!

    PAX South Status: [x] Room @ The Marriot - [x] 3 day pass - [x] Vacation scheduled
  • gilby123gilby123 Registered User regular
    I've only been to the last two PAX East's, but I have to say Wil's keynote is still my favorite and will be hard to top. I'm a little curious to see if Jordan Mechner talks about the design process he used making games over the years, though, so I'll likely try to be there for this.

    "Where would we be without the agitators of the
    world attaching the electrodes of knowledge to the nipples
    of ignorance?" - John Lithgow, 3rd Rock from the Sun
  • MrGone1980MrGone1980 Registered User regular
    I will definitely be at this keynote. Mechner meant a lot to me when I was younger.

    BTW, did you guys peep this on Kotaku the other day? John Romero's Letter

  • repeterepete Registered User regular
    Great choice of Keynote speaker
    better than last years

  • dalaamprincedalaamprince Registered User regular
    I'm playing Karateka and the first two Prince of Persias now and the animation (for its time) is certainly wonderful. I'm excited for his keynote.

  • Doc RogersDoc Rogers Registered User
    I played a lot of the classic Prince of Persia and remains one of my favorite classics and franchises.

  • nevermore13nevermore13 Registered User regular
    I am definitely intrigued, I have yet to make it to a keynote unfortunately and have listened to them afterwards. I don't know a lot about him but based on what I've read should be worth hearing.

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