JORDAN MECHNER - WRITER / VIDEO GAME CREATOR
Author, screenwriter and video game designer Jordan Mechner has created games including Prince of Persia, Karateka, and The Last Express.
In 2010, Jordan became the first game creator to adapt his own work as a feature film screenwriter with Disney’s Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. It is the highest-grossing video game-based movie to date. Prince of Persia is now a global franchise with graphic novels, toys, LEGO sets, and over 20 million video games sold.
Most recently, Jordan wrote the New York Times best-selling, Eisner award-nominated graphic novel Templar, illustrated by LeUyen Pham & Alex Puvilland.
Jordan wrote and directed the documentary film Chavez Ravine: A Los Angeles Story, awarded Best Short Documentary of 2003 by the IDA and short-listed for an Academy Award nomination. He has published his game development journals from the 1980s as a book, The Making of Prince of Persia. More at http://jordanmechner.com.