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Double Fine's cracking Devs Play series returns for a second season

Prince of Persia

I haven't played a Double Fine game in years, but their documentaries and Let's Plays are magnificent things, revealing design insights about not just their own titles, but about games including Symphony of the Night, Earthbound and Doom. Their particularly excellent Devs Play series has returned for a second season, and now that a PC game has been featured, it seems a good time to bring it to your attention.

If you click on the video above, you can watch Assassin's Creed creator Patrice Désilets talk about Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, a game he worked on during his time at Ubisoft. Patrice came up with the game's winning rewind mechanic, something he chats about during the hour-long video.

When you're done (by the way, have you watched Double Fine's Psychonauts documentary series yet?), you could also check out the first two episodes of Devs Play season 2, dedicated to Spyro and Ratchet and Clank respectively. Or: queue 'em up for Christmas, then slink off to watch some Double Fine docs when Mum and Dad are engrossed in Mrs Brown's Boys or Downton.

Tom Sykes

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.