It's been 25 years since the first Prince of Persia game was released for the PC. Ask any old school PC gamer about this game and they'll tell you how awesome it was. It was not only path-breaking in terms of character animation but also highly addictive in terms of gameplay. And who can forget that iconic background theme?
It is for these reasons that Jordan Mechner, the creator of Prince of Persia, is a legendary figure. So for all you fans out there, this here is a short video that shows how he got his younger brother and other friends to act out scenes that helped him get the animation right. Remember, that was a time before motion capture was a common thing.