May 22, 1980: First Pac-Man Video Game Installed
1980 – The first Pac-Man machine was installed. Namco installed the first Pac-Man machine in a movie theater in Tokyo. Created by Toru Iwatani, the game has been one of the most popular in Arcades around the world. Of course, Pac-Man was one of the most popular games in history and created many spin-offs including Ms. Pac-Man. Pac-Man was released in North America October of that year.
Full Day in Tech History podcast show notes for May 22
- Robert Metcalfe describes a new device called the Laser Printer
- Adobe ships Illustrator 7.0
- Apple splits Newton into it’s own division
- SpaceX Launched and docks with Space Station