Developed and published by BANDAI NAMCO Research Inc has announced Pac-Man Geo, a Pac-Man game that utilizes the Google Map platform.
Curious about what Pac-Man Geo actually is? Well, check out the blurb from the Google Play page below:
Pac-Man Geo will allow players to experience the real world as the yellow guy himself in this geographic information game.
New York, Paris, Tokyo... make a Pac-Man maze by choosing from a variety of real-world streets. Go for the high score on unique real-world streets and collect landmarks from famous places all over the world, even from the comfort of home.
PAac-Man is at last hitting the streets of the real world.
The title will be available in 170 countries and is an action game where players can select the scope of the stage on the world map. Players create their own game stage and they will in turn encounter Pac-Man, ghosts, and power pellets. It isn't complicated at all, but it's pretty neat nonetheless to use software such as Google Maps and make a game out of it.
The project was originally started in 2018, with Bandai Namco from 2019 onward helping with "planning and developing... the game's commercialization." I'm not sure how this can be commercialized, but hopefully it's not too intrusive. It should just be a pick up and play experience. We'll have to see about that, although it is listed as free to play at this time.
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