The creator of Pac-Man died

He died at the age of 91 years the father of one of the most iconic arcade games in the world, Pac-Man, Mr. Masaya Nakamura.


Masaya Nakamura (Mashaya Nakamura) started her commercial business by building two mechanical horses for amusement park on the top floor of a department store but managed to become a pioneer in arcade games. During the 70 decade, XNUMX acquired Atari and renamed Nakamura Amusement Machine Manufacturing Company or sooner NAMCO.

The company created it Pac-Man 1980, which won the Guinness Book of World Records as the most successful arcade slot game. And, surely, the 80 generation remembers the coins that have been spoiled over the machine in the nuts. Namco's lucrative history includes arcade games Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man, Galaga, Dig Dug and Pole Position.

Although the game was developed by a young Namco employee named Toru Iwatani, the title "Pac-Man's father" was honored by Nakamura because he was the founder of the company. Legend has it that Iwatani decided to base his game on food - and Pac-Man to be a pizza with a missing slice.

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2004 Namco merged with Bandai and Nakamura remained on the board of directors of the company as an honorary adviser until his death at 22 in January.

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