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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Iwatani's Sketchbook

I thought this was so neat! These are the original, hand drawn designs for the classic video game, Pac Man. Such a cool peek into the creator Toru Iwatani's journals. What a beautiful intersection of video games and art.

Pac man is 30 this year, as commemorated by the google playable interface:


1 comment:

  1. On "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me" I discovered that Pac Man was originally going to be called Puck Man (and that's what it's called in Japan), but the Americans who bought it weren't crazy about having the name "Puck Man" printed on the side of an arcade game, because that one would be WAY too easy to vandalize. Food for thought!