‘Father of Pac-Man’ Masaya Nakamura dies

Masaya Nakamura (centre) with Namco vice-chairman Kyushiro Takagi (left) and with boss Takeo TakasuImage copyright
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Masaya Nakamura (centre) with Namco vice-chairman Kyushiro Takagi (left) and with boss Takeo Takasu graphic in 2005.

The owner of video diversion association Bandai Namco, that expelled cult diversion Pac-Man, has died during a age of 91, a organisation has announced.

Masaya Nakamura determined Nakamura Manufacturing, that went on to turn a Nakamura Amusement Machine Manufacturing Company (Namco) in 1956.

He started out installing dual electric horses on a roof of a dialect store in Japan as entertainment rides.

He was famous as a “father” of Pac-Man since it was a Namco recover in 1980.

The diversion was grown by Toru Iwatani and in 2016 was named a highest-grossing arcade diversion of all time by a website US Gamer.

Mr Nakamura was an titular confidant during Bandai Namco until his genocide on 22 January.

He was awarded a Order of a Rising Sun, a Japanese supervision honour, in 2007 and was inducted into a International Video Game Hall of Fame in 2010.

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