Welcome back my fellow learners, well I don't know about most of you, but my whole experience with computer games stopped with pac-man. So this article is for all you pac-man fanatics out there.
The game pac-man was first created in the image of the original console game by Universal. This was known as the space panic game. It was introduced to the public for the first time in 1981. This game takes can hold several players, that are scattered though out the different levels trying not be eaten by the bad guys that are chasing after them. Other parts of the game have players climbing ladders and also diggers to be able to get to the next screen. However, along the way many obstacles are placed in the way of the players trying to either kill or injure them.
However, how many out there know that pac-man due to its color and appearance is supposed to be the other Pokemon? The designer Toru Iwatani wanted to make a game that wasn't just about shooting. His aim was to design a cartoonish style game for people. He wanted to entice more women players, and not just creating a market solely for me. Toru's vision was drawn from a Japanese hero that was infamous for his ravenous appetite. His first vision was made to look like a pizza. However, this was scaled back to just a simple yellow circle. The mouth design wedge was left, and he was known as the e puckman. This name is from the Japanese word pakupaku.
Throughout this game, the enemies that had to be avoided were little apple like monster that would endeavour to bite into the games behind trying to slow them down. But, the player came with a shovel, so they were able to dig through any surface to evade the apples. By employing strategic manoeuvres, the player could trap his enemies, and save themselves. Then fill in the traps and the bad guys would be eliminated. This game was used as a blueprint for millions of other games, this opened up the market for other game creators, such as Pac-Man which was designed and sold by Namco.
So there you have it my lovelies, my little run down on a sadly forgotten game.