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Toru Iwatani's sketches for the original Pac Man

A sketch for the Pac Man maze

Professor Toru Iwatami, the creator of Pac-Man, recently traveled to The Netherlands to speak at the Festival of Games in Leeuwarden. Along the way, on the bus, he produced a folder from his briefcase, inside it the original sketches for Pac-Man.

Toru Iwatani shows the preliminary sketches for Pac Man

Sketches for the Pac Man character

In terms of game design, this is Michelangelo’s Creation of Man. Except that Mike never traveled to Leeuwarden to receive the Guinness prize for most installed coin-op games.

Via Control. Pics by Sandra Pompe.