Pacman Turns 30

BY Andrew Miesner / May 21, 2010

Early in the 1980’s, a small, round, single-celled super hero was born. His name, Pacman. Today, he turns 30 years old.

Pacman was released by the Namco company in 1980. It was eventually licensed for distribution in the United States by Midway. As an icon of the 80s, Pacman became the most successful coin-operated video game in history. With over 12 sequels or spin-offs, the game has spawned a cult following and is one of the world’s most recognizable figures.

We’d like to officially wish Pacman a very happy 30th birthday and we hope for many more. For those interested in playing the game, Google has changed their logo to display a fully playable version of the game.