Pac-Man Creator Became Teacher

Toru Iwatani - this is a name that for many could mean nothing. But for the gamers and for Namco Bandai he is the creator of the Pac-Man.

I am sure many of you heard and played just one Pac-Man. Now, on the verge of a crisis Toru Iwatani is leaving work of almost 30 years. This will probably happens next March, but still. His new goal is to teach his "craft" to aspiring developers.

In an interview given to "Weekly Famitsu", Toru is explaining why he will do this bold move in his life. "I experienced firsthand the passion today's young people have for games. I also realized how important teaching is. So, when TPU told me they were beginning a new course on games, and asked me to become a full-time lecturer, I decided to do it", he said.

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Games Need To Stop Announcing Too Early

There are a number of issues that arise whenever games decide to announce early so let's go over some of them to find out why this is a bad practice.

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phoenixwing1d 5h ago

To be honest I'd rather know stuff is in the works but other ppl throw fits over it so it's whatever

porkChop17h ago

I'd rather they announce a game when it's like 3 months away. Quick little advertising campaign, round of interviews, gameplay deep dive, and a launch trailer. That's all you need. Cheaper marketing rather than wasting resources trying to maintain hype over like 4 years.

SimpleDad17h ago

Also, it's more likely that people will be hyped up and make an impulse purchase, or a preorder if the release date is announced.

Hotpot17h ago

Not announcing too early also contributes to better work environment. I’m in IT and there’s just too many crunch happened because some higher ups set a hard deadline way too early down the line.

franwex16h ago

Yeah. Fallout 4 announcement was great. Announced during the summer and it came out fall of the same year.

stalnox13h ago

The same thing happened with Witchbrook, its been multiple years and nothing. No updates at all, really. It's nice to know something is coming, but waiting for 5+ years for info isn't really fun

Demetrius4h ago(Edited 4h ago)

Ikr I agree tho, in the ps360 era games were shown in trailers and they'd release within a couple months, plus cutscene trailers are so days of the old I don't get hyped off of that, they used to show gameplay footage, screenshots in the game informer magazines they had confidence back then creativity was at a all time high folks weren't copying souls games like that or call of duty, nowadays we get shhi like 2023/2024 trailer with a damn fall 2026 type of release day like really bruh tf by time that come out yall sure ya gone get sales from folks who been waiting that long, that's a huge risk doing that cause people lose interest

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Develop:Brighton’s Indie Showcase competition returns this year, and here are the ten finalists

We have the ten finalists for Develop:Brighton’s Indie Showcase competition right here, so take a look ahead of the event next month.

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Personalized Spatial Audio Coming to Cyberpunk 2077 with Immerse Gamepack

Embody's Immerse Gamepack Cyberpunk 2077, created in collaboration with the CD PROJEKT RED sound team, is set to take audio immersion to a whole new level! Get ready to dive deeper into Night City's soundscape than ever before.

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