I’m all for new video games that are being released to entertain us and keep us occupied especially during a time like this where our movements are more controlled and some of us have to be quarantined.
But I don’t understand this new mobile game that’s being announced here; Pac-Man Geo. I’m not necessarily against it but there are still people out there in other countries where they can’t leave the house so how in the world are they going to be able to play this game?
Anyways, Bandai Namco recently announced the new Pac-Man Geo mobile game. The concept is simple, you’ll be able to play the game in real life just like in Pokemon GO and the new The Witcher: Monster Slayer game.
You can basically create a stage based on the map of your location. And from there, the game presumably generates power pellets and ghosts to make the experience similar to the video games. Bandai Namco says the game makes use of road information from Google Maps.
The company also says that it’s been prototyping the game since 2018, with actual planning and development starting a year later. Again, a very weird time for another location-based game. First Monster Slayer, now this?
I mean maybe for us in Malaysia, we would be able to play the game cause we’re allowed to go out and resume work and daily activities while following the new SOP. But what about those in other countries where they still can’t leave home?
Even Niantic is making Pokemon GO more accessible to play so you don’t need to leave your house much or even at all. But for what it’s worth, Bandai Namco says that Pac-Man Geo will be launched sometime in September.
It will be available on 170 countries, and it looks like Malaysia is one of them. That being said, at least on the Google Play Store, it still says “Coming Soon”, with your option to download reading “pre-register” instead.