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Prince of Persia creator finds 30-year-old fan letter from John Romero
Posted: 02.03.2012 10:51 by Simon Priest Comments: 1
Jordan Mechner created Prince of Persia that went on to spawn multiple titles and even a Jerry Bruckheimer film. The veteran game designer has found a piece of gaming history.

A fan letter from one 17-year-old John Romero dated March 25th, 1985. He praises 21-year-old Mechner for his programming skills on Karateka. Scrolling background wow'ed him.

John Romero, as some may know, went on himself to create a rather impressive IP or two like Doom, Quake and Wolfenstein at id Software. The two will soon meet.

On March 7th, Jordan Mechner and John Romero will be joined by Markus "Notch" Persson, Tim Sweeney, Adam Saltsman and Jane Pickard for a Game Developer's Conference chinwag. The topic will include the resurgence of indie development and Mechner will disclose more about his new Karateka game.

Read below for John Romero's 1985 letter to Jordan Mechner.

Source: Kotaku

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By SiyaenSokol (SI Elite) on Mar 05, 2012
SiyaenSokol
A letter like that makes me smile as well as seeing the date (even though it was before my birth time.

The 90's were the days of gaming... I actually miss the feeling of playing my old games for hours, over, and over again and using cheats to best the AI xD

Back then I didn't know a lot of games and also I didn't really care about playing anything else as what I had was perfect.

Now a days, you actually look forward to just completing a game, and moving over to the next one. We have so many choices these days, and each game has something better than the next. But every once in a while I return to my wold games like Warcraft: Orcs & Humans + Tides of Darkness, as well as DOOM and Heretic... those games just don't get old.