Father of Pac-Man Passes Away at 91
Legendary arcade entrepreneur Masaya Nakamura known as the father of revolutionary videogame Pac-Man passed away at the age of 91. Masaya Nakamura, who founded Namco, the Japanese company behind the wildly popular dot-munching video game, in 1955, will receive a private wake and funeral. According to CNN, Nakamura died on January 22, however the company announced his death on Monday. Pac-Man was designed by video game engineer Toru Iwatani and released in 1980 to adoring audiences. The game sold more than 100,000 units in its first year in the US and was named the world’s most-successful coin-operated video game by Guinness World Records in 1981. The company estimates PacMan has been played more than 10 billion times.