Google gives tribute to the Pac-Man game with an interactive doodle

Published Date
22 - May - 2010
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22 - May - 2010
 
Google gives tribute to the Pac-Man game with an interactive dood...

For the very first time, Google has featured a doodle that is completely interactive and playable!

Yes, you have heard it right - 'playable'...

Yesterday it was the 30th anniversary of the famous arcade game, Pac-Man. It takes a Geek to celebrate this occasion, fortunately, Google has them in no short supply! It was Marcin Wichary, senior UX designer and developer at Google who developed this Pac-Man game, built with JavaScript, with its classic interface and sound effects intact.

Pac-Man is an arcade game by Namco, where the player has to control a character and guide it to collect all the pac-dots in the maze. There are Inky, Pinky, Blinky and Clyde, four monsters who roam in the same maze to catch Mr. Pac-Man. The player has to eat-up all the pac-dots to advance to the next level, without getting caught by the monsters; if caught, it'll cost a life.