Prince of Persia source code released

The recently found “missing” original Apple II source code for Prince of Persia (1989) has been released on GitHub and is freely available for download.

Jordan Mechner, the game’s creator, reacquired the lost source code when his father shipped him a carton of old games which he had found in a closet whilst spring cleaning.

Mechner, along with the assistance and expertise of digital archivist Jason Scott and Apple II collector Tony Diaz, extracted the source code from 22-year-old 3.5″ floppy disk archive successfully and you can read about the preservation effort here.