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8Mar/110

The Pac-man Dossier Kicks Ass!

If you are at all interested in building a maze chase game in the Pac-man genre, or are just interested in the technical details about the game or how to play it, check out the incredibly detailed Pac-man Dossier by Jamey Pittman.

This treasure trove of information contains everything from detailed descriptions of the maze logic to explaining the "kill screen", Easter Eggs, and much much more.

When I was writing the No Tanks! chapter of The Essential Guide Flash Games, I really could have used this information. I looked all over the web for some technial details on Pac-man and found nothing that described the chase logic in any detail. I had to repeatedly play the game and literally guess as to how the logic was set up. I was close, but after reading this, I feel like I have enough information to build an exact clone. Let's see if I find the needed time though.

(8bitjeff is Jeff D. Fulton)

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