UK paper the Times has an interview with Toru Iwatani, the creator of Pac-Man some 25 years ago. It is a light
and fanciful read, and it's fun to read how Iwatani came up with Pac-Man - by eves dropping on conversations women had
at cafes, trying to find something that would interest them (hence the food theme - no, I'm not making a sexist
statement, that's really why there's a food theme in Pac-Man). Clouding this article from being all joyful is the
descriptions of Iwatani himself - a man who, although he pretty much singlehandedly turned Namco into a powerhouse,
"still lives in a house too small to accommodate a Pac-Man arcade cabinet." Good going
Namco, what a way to treat your employees (and I thought EA was bad).
Happy or sad, it's a fun quick read before the weekend hits. What were your fondest memories of Pac-Man?