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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Pac-Man Alt Art

Today I'm sharing some perspectives on the story behind Pac-Man.  I think a storyline for Pac-Man would be a hard one to come by, but some artists have put some hard work into this idea.  I really enjoyed these, and I hope you do, too!




What I do know about the background of Pac-Man is that the enemies are considered either ghosts or monsters.  Pac-Man (or Puck-man) has an obsession with having too many pills, needing more energy, or having an eating disorder (with the occasional fruit side).  Pac-Man is the first maze video game and also the first game to have power-ups.

Anyone want to take a shot at another alternative back story for Pac-Man?

23 comments:

  1. That is what my dad used to tell me... pac man was eating pills!

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  2. I am so OK with this, I am OK with it.

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  3. lol the last one is awfully creepy :O

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  4. Pac-Man is my runaway son who couldn't stand his failure with girls (well just look at him) and now creeps dungeons in order to eat other mutated creatures fun...

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  5. First two are funny, but the third one is kinda disturbing.

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  6. You've probably heard this one before, but Pacman was an interpretation of the underground dance music scene.
    "Listening to repetitive music in a dark room whilst gobbling pills!"

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  7. My friend has a shirt of the second one!

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  8. those are some fantastic pieces! love it.

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  9. I hadn't seen the first one or the third one before. Thanks.

    Doodles and Dreams

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  10. I have the 2nd one as a shirt, too. Everybody always asks if 'it's really what Pac-man was about' when I wear it.

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  11. DUDE, i actually have the first pic saved from time back and i didnt knew what the hell it was until you told me. Thx for this The more you know huh.

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  12. pacman will always have a cult following. at least i think it will.

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  13. The last one is.. disturbing..

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  14. Wow, never seen this before. These are great!

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  15. The alt-art with the space ghosts looks like it's stolen from a bad Scooby-Doo induced acid trip. I love it!

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  16. Wow I really like the space pac-man alt art picture.

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