Prince of Persia Animation Reference Video

Old School, we’re talking 1989, 2D Prince of Persia. And yet, the animations looked so smooth. That was due to the use of rotoscoping by its creator and programmer, Jordan Mechner. Mechner has recently shared the videos he used for that process, showing his younger brother jumping and doing other movements gamers will recognize.

Prince of Persia Animation Reference 1985 from jordan mechner on Vimeo.

Check out his pants too! :)

Link to Mechner’s blog entry.

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