Tuesday, 10 May 2022
quote [ At left: bluescreen footage with special rotoscope-friendly costumes and makeup. We shot on 16mm, under super bright lights for fast shutter speed & to reduce shadows. Vintage 1995 technology! ]
Interesting making-of posted by Mechner himself. Thumb and quote is from a recent tweet.
There's more (like a game draft* in form of a screenplay) on the author's archive page. The Prince of Persia diaries are an especially interesting read.
* Note that even free-form devs like the Stardew Valley creator choose the, as he calls it, “vertical slice” approach to establish a game from start to finish and pad it up afterwards.