Prof. Toru Iwatani: “This is how I made Pac-Man!”

Back in 2010, Control invited Pac-Man creator Toru Iwatani to come and speak at a conference in The Netherlands. On a bus trip during his visit, he pulled out an innocent looking folder. Innocent, it was not. The folder contained the original sketches for his revolutionary game. As it turned out, this is the very first photograph of these sketches. Inspiring, aren’t they?

Iwatani showing Pac-Man sketches for the first time. (c) CONTROL500
Iwatani showing Pac-Man sketches for the first time ever. (c) CONTROL500

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Matthijs Dierckx
Matthijs Dierckx
Dierckx is Composer and Marketing Lead on roguelite cult hit Unexplored and two undisclosed projects. He is co-creator of Android puzzle hit Sumico, the numbers game. Dierckx is the former Publisher and Founder of Control Magazine, Control Conference and and writes about games on an irregular basis.

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