Pac-Man creator Toru Iwatani brought a rather incredible historical artifact to the recent NLGD Festival of Games in the Netherlands: a notebook full of sketches from the original design of Pac-Man. The thirty-year-old sketches show that Iwatani had a pretty good idea of how the mazes and Pac-Man sprite would work even in the pen-and-paper [...]
Two companies have announced new iPhone releases of old games. First, Pocket Gamer reports that Cobra Command developer Revolutionary Concepts will release another Data East classic, Karate Champ, on iPhone and iPod touch. The port will feature Bluetooth and local wi-fi two-player, and will simulate the original dual-joystick interface of the arcade game. In addition, [...]
In: Culture28 Dec 2009
This hand drawn, handmade bracelet features Pac-Man and Ghosts in a never ending circle. It was drawn as a vector image and then screened onto acetate and layered into durable clear resin. Neato! pac-man bracelet chomps its way around your wrist on [Technabob]
“8-Bit Trip,” according to its Swedish creators took 1,500 hours to animate. They pay respect to everything from International Karate on a tape drive to Tetris on the NES, with Pong and Pac-Man in between. The music was written by Daniel Larsson and the animation was done by Tomas Redigh, of the Swedish electronica duo [...]
In June, videogame crapvendor Innex will start distributing this Retro Adapter by Komodo, a $20 (projected) dongle that will let you plug in and use your NES, Super Nintendno, or Nintendo 64 controllers on the Nintendo Wii, perfect for all those Virtual Console games.
Hit the UFO, win a giant stuffed Gloomy Bear invader. Created for Red Bull Music Academy’s Guten Touch interactive art installation by Multitouch Barcelona, the group behind the recent ‘Hi’ human interface project, and who are chasing my one true heart by consistently using Lullatone as their video soundtracks.