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Great insight into the creative process
on 19 April 2012
I bought this book entirely on the basis that I played Prince of Persia on my Amiga back in the early 1990s, and figured that the book was worth a punt.
It certainly was. I got the nostalgia kick I was looking for, but the bonus is that Mechner is a good journal writer. The reader gets an insight into the tribulations of game development and there's a real sense of the sheer effort of will required to get things done. It's honest at times - often so honest that I wonder whether it's a good idea, legally speaking, for Mechner to write this stuff.
Overall, thoroughly recommended for fans of the game, or those just interested the auteur creative process.