THE HISTORY OF THE PRINCE OF PERSIA: THE 1001 LIVES OF AN ICON

Raphaël Lucas

 

Acrobatic and always on the verge of falling, Prince of Persia has, since its first appearance, shaken up the conventions of action games. First giving it a cinematographic touch, then integrating ever more revolutionary game mechanics. Best-selling Apple II, Super Nintendo and PlayStation 2, ready to rebound with a remake of The Sands of Time – its most popular part – the franchise invented by Jordan Mechner has outstripped the modes, or embraced them to always offer the new, the unexpected, even leading to the creation of Assassin's Creed. This book, the result of many interviews with the creators of the series, traces the 2010, through several games published by Ubisoft.


It is therefore an interweaving of paths – that of a Prince of Persia passing from hand to hand, and constantly changing face, that of its developers (Jordan Mechner, Patrice Désilets…), that of a development studio, Ubisoft Montreal – what this book sets out to unravel, exposing and deepening along the way everything that makes up the mythological and mechanical material of the thousand and one lives of this Prince like no other.

 

PUBLICATION DETAILS


FRENCH ISBN: 9782377841844 Year: 2022 Pages: 192


OTHER NAMES

  • LES HISTOIRES DE PRINCE OF PERSIA. LES 1001 VIES D’UNE ICÔNE

INDUSTRY FIGURES

  • Jordan Mechner

COMPANIES

  • Avalanche Software

  • Broderbund

  • Mattel Interactive

  • Red Orb Entertainment

  • The Learning Company

  • Ubisoft

GAMES

  • Prince of Persia

  • The Shadow and the Flame

  • Prince of Persia 3D

  • Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

  • Prince of Persia: Warrior Within

  • Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones

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