Prince of Persia creator will discuss successes in games and movies

Jordan Mechner keynoting GDC China

The (deep breath) game designer, programmer, screenwriter, and creator of the widely acclaimed Prince of Persia franchise Jordan Mechner, is to keynote GDC China.

Mechner’s keynote will explore the success of the Prince of Persia series which was first released in 1989 as well as his own success as a game designer, programmer, and finally director and screenwriter.

Following the release of seven chapters of the series, Mechner wrote the script for the film version of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Mike Newell, and due for release in May 2010.

The event takes place at the Shanghai International Convention Center, October 11th to 13th.

"We are so excited to welcome Jordan to the stage in Shanghai,” said Meggan Scavio, GDC China event director.

“He has a great story to share with the audience from a game design, artistic, and storytelling perspective; as well as the business acumen to succeed in maintaining a strong brand, building commercial success, and further transitioning games to film.”

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