Pac-Man Ghost Zone

Welcome to my Pac-Man Ghost Zone Archive Page

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A little background on this game project that I was the Producer and Lead Game Designer on for NAMCO USA.  

When I got to NAMCO they were looking to start developing original game titles out of their US facility in the bay area and it was made clear that Pac-Man was really high on their list of priorities for a reboot, so the first game concept I proposed was Pac-Man Ghost Zone, which was going to be a bit of a spoof concept of TRON, but using Pac-Man.

The basic idea was that a kid gets pulled into a Pac-Man game, changed into Pac-Man and had to face off against an evil that was building up his forces inside the game.

Pac-Man Ghost Zone Board1

Unfortunately, the game and its team got caught up in a studio management struggle that ended with the game being canceled and me being laid off when the incoming Director of Development made the outlandish claim that I had produced no design for the game.  You can judge for yourself…

Meet the Cast of Pac-Man Ghost Zone

Pac-Man Ghost Zone Characters_01 The Ghost Lord (Game Boss)

Pac-Man Ghost Zone Characters_15 Blade Runner

Pac-Man Ghost Zone Characters_16 Volt Guard

Pac-Man Ghost Zone Characters_17 Instigator

Pac-Man Ghost Zone Characters_18 Circuit Trooper

Pac-Man Ghost Zone Characters_19 Rebreather

Pac-Man Ghost Zone Characters_20 Hover Guard

Pac-Man Ghost Zone Characters_21 Glider

Pac-Man Ghost Zone Characters_02 NC Hammer

Pac-Man Ghost Zone Characters_03 Buzzy

Pac-Man Ghost Zone Characters_04 Transformer

Pac-Man Ghost Zone Characters_05 Blowhard

Pac-Man Ghost Zone Characters_06 Pinbug

Pac-Man Ghost Zone Characters_07 ED the LED

Pac-Man Ghost Zone Characters_08 Jumper

Pac-Man Ghost Zone Characters_09 Capacitor

Pac-Man Ghost Zone Characters_10 Red Snapper

Pac-Man Ghost Zone Characters_11 Shockz

Pac-Man Ghost Zone Characters_12 Transistor

Pac-Man Ghost Zone Characters_13 Spinboxer

Pac-Man Ghost Zone Characters_14 Scuzzy Snake

Some Early Design Notes

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Click [HERE] to see the full Game Design Document (GDD), or at lease where it left off when the project was canceled.

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