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PAC-MAN is a 1980 maze action video game created by Toru Iwatani and developed and released originally for arcade gaming machines. Iwatani wanted to create a game that could appeal to all, because most video games had violent and sports themes.

PAC-MAN has become a legendary video game icon and is one of the most recognizable fictional characters in the world. The franchise remains one of the highest-grossing and best-selling games ever, with an enduring commercial and cultural legacy and is listed as one of the greatest video games of all time.

PAC-MAN's name is derived from "Paku Paku", a Japanese onomatopoeia for eating. More specifically, it refers to opening and closing one's mouth many times, just as PAC-MAN himself does.


1980the game was launched, making the game a global gaming and cultural Icon for the last 42 years.
100+MILLION the number of app DOWNLOADS​, making PAC-MAN the most go-to game app.
2020Google Doodle: PAC-MAN participated in Google’s “Stay Home and Play” initiative launched in May 2020

PAC-MAN global licensees’ network includes partners in the technology, apparel, automotive, FMCG categories as well major video game publishers, such as PAC-MAN COMMUNITY  released on Facebook in December 2021, which has already reached over 4 million players.

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