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Pac Man: Birth of an Icon Hardcover – 1 February 2022
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Full of historical imagery, concept designs, marketing photos and more, the book examines the game’s design philosophy and origins through the artists, designers, developers, and other creative teams who brought PAC-MAN to life.
This new non-fiction book will journey from creator Toru Iwatani's "pizza slice" inspiration to the game’s incredible success in arcades and beyond.
The book also dives into PAC-MAN’s unprecedented impact on pop culture, with more than 40 new interviews from key players around the world.
[One of the] best gift books to give in 2021.--Chris Borrell, Chicago Tribune
A beautifully designed and immaculately researched visual history of the first rock star video game character! Ernest Cline, author of Ready Player One
Might be the best video game history yet - Borg.com
About the Author
Terpstra is the lead writer on PC game Blaze Revolutions, and has written for SEGA, Square Enix, Guerrilla Games and Vlambeer.
Lapetino is the award-winning author of the best-selling Art of Atari, the Creative Director at Moby Fox, and a designer of high-end toy packaging with Super 7.
- Publisher : Titan Books (1 February 2022)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 300 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1789099390
- ISBN-13 : 978-1789099393
- Dimensions : 24.64 x 3.3 x 31.57 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 141,221 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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