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Pac-Man Game Developer Passed Away At The Age Of 91

Masaya Nakamura. Pac-Man Game Developer Died At 91

Pac-Man is a very popular video game by Namco since it was launched in 1980, but the founder of Namco “Masaya Nakamura” had died at the age of 91.

Namco was the Japanese company behind the worldwide hit video game “Pac-Man.” In 1955, the company started only with two electric horses on the roof of a department store. Namco was founded by Masaya Nakamura.

On Monday (January 30, 2017), the whole world was shocked when Namco announced that Nakamura had died already last January 22, 2017. Nakamura’s private wake and funeral were being organized. A separate memorial for Nakamura was being prepared.

Pac-Man

The popular dot-munching video game was designed Toru Iwatani, a video game engineer. Iwatani released the game in 1980 and it becomes very popular worldwide. In 1981, Guinness World Records declared “Pac-Man” as the world’s most successful coin-operated video game.

Namco also stated that “Pac-Man” has been approximately played more than 10 billion times all around the world through Nintendo, PlayStation, Xbox, and mobile phones. The game has also been air on TV series and animated film.

In 2005, Namco merged with another gaming company, so it was named Bandai Namco.  Pac-Man’s iconic design was inspired by a pizza, according to Bandai Namco. The company explained that the name “Pac-Man” comes from the Japanese word “Paku-Paku” describing the Pac-Man’s sound while eating dots.

Pac-Man

This legendary game will remain an awesome classic video game despite the technology innovation. The legacy of Nakamura will remain throughout the years because of this game.

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