Father of Pac-Man Masaya Nakamura dies at 91

The founder of game developer Bandai Namco Ltd, Masaya Nakamura, has passed away at the age of 91.

Nakamura was known as the “father of Pac-Man”.

Nakamura established Nakamura Manufacturing, which went on to become the Nakamura Amusement Machine Manufacturing Company (Namco) in 1956, stated the BBC.

The company released Pac-Man in 1980, which went on to become the highest-grossing arcade game of all time.

Nakamura was awarded the Order of the Rising Sun and was inducted into the International Video Game Hall of Fame during his lifetime.

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Father of Pac-Man Masaya Nakamura dies at 91