Masaya Nakamura, Pac-Man's Creator, Died Last Week At 91

Submitted by: fancylad 1 year ago in Games

I think the clip above says it all, doesn't? Masaya Nakamura, the man who created Pac Man in 1980, died on January 21, 2017. I know there was Pong, Space Invaders, and a handful of other arcade video games before it, but Pac-Man broke early gaming barriers.

Pac-Man was the bridge that gapped video games from a quirky hobby into a worldwide phenomenon. Songs, movies, and cartoons have been created around Pac-Man. People's grandparents knew who Pac-Man was. Essentially, Pac-Man and all of its simplicity and minimalist gameplay was Flappy Birds decades before there was a Flappy Birds. 

Thanks for all of the hours of fun and wasted quarters, Nakamura.

There are 3 comments:
Male 2,086
Reminds me of Ready Player One when Parzival gets the highest score in Pac-Man. Games were so hard back then...
Male 42,934
I saw a biography / story of Pac-man piece, I forget which TV show. It was really VERY interesting!
From humble beginnings: 'Why aren't there any video games about food?" he wondered, to a game which stands alone in history as the all-time best. RiP to the man who brought another Japanese gift to humanity! (Catgirls being the other gift to humanity, eh?)
Male 9,046
I'd confidently stated he changed the world.  R.I.P.