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Masaya Nakamura ‘Father Of Pac-Man’ Dies At 91

Nakamura founded the Japanese company Namco in 1954, which all started with only 2 mechanical horse rides on a department store roof. Later on, Namco become a leader in game arcades and amusement parks.

The video game was established by a young Namco worker called Toru Iwatani. Iwatani started to create a game based on eating. This eventually becomes Pac-Man, the popular game icon which has a pizza slice missing. 

The company released Pac-Man in 1980, which went on to become the Guinness Book of World Records most successful coin-operated arcade video game.

In 2004 Namco combined with Bandai, with Nakamura remaining on the business’s board as an honorary consultant at Bandai Namco until his death on 22 January.

The dad of the world’s most renowned arcade game Pac-Man, Masaya Nakamura, has actually passed away at the age of 91.

In a declaration, the company praised Nakamura for establishing Namco and said he was “important in the advancement of the industry as a whole and the advancement of video-related markets”.



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