Sometimes I get stupid email from readers. Sometimes I get nice email. And sometimes, I get email from people with questions. Reader Joel sent me one of those: A question.
Over thirty years ago, Toru Iwatani (not pictured) created Pac-Man. Decades later, it's a game people still remember and still play. That, Iwatani said, is what game designers must do today. They must create games that stand the test of time.
The man who created Pac-Man three decades ago says he has a vision for the next version of the venerable dot eater. He wants Pac-Man to sing a song.
Pac-Man might have been inspired by greasy pizza, but that doesn't mean its creator, Toru Iwatani, wants you to turn to lard.
Toru Iwatani created Pac-Man. He still carries top secret documents with him to game conferences. No, really.
To mark the thirtieth anniversary of everyone's favorite pellet muncher, Namco Bandai is releasing a commemorative wallet in Japan this May. It comes in three colors and is priced at ¥14,800 (US$158). Wakka wakka!
What if famed game designer Tōru Iwatani and famed children's book author and illustrator Roger Hargreaves were pals? This is what!