Before we dive into the Pacman Google version; let’s take a bit to talk about the Pacman game itself.
Pacman is an arcade game developed by Namco and it was first released in Japan. It was developed by the Japanese video game designer Toru Iwatani and was licensed to be distributed outside Japan same year.
However, in the last weekend of May 2010 which happened to be the Pac-Man’s 30th anniversary, Google changed its logo to the Pacman doodle of a fully played version of the Pacman game which is where the Google Pacman came about.
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The Google Pacman game otherwise called Pacman Google was later allowed to be accessed through a separate web page because of its popularity and the Google map added an option allowing a Pacman Google style game to be played using streets on the map as the maze. You can download the Google Pacman game or simply play the Google Pacman game from the website created by Google which is http://googlepacmangame.com/ .
Also, you can play the Pacman Google game live from http://macek.github.io/google_pacman/ or simply run and download the Google Pacman game code and play anytime from your browser by downloading the source at Github from: https://github.com/macek/google_pacman.
To download the source for the Google Pacman from Github to be able to play with your browser at any point in time, click the link (https://github.com/macek/google_pacman) and follow the following steps below:
1. After you click the link, it directs you to a page as shown below; tap the “download source” option at the top right corner of the page.
With Pacman Google, it doesn’t matter what downloading option you choose; it could be TAR or ZIP. However, it is preferable to choose the ZIP option if you are using a Windows device to download the Google Pacman game.
2. After downloading the Pacman Google file, you need to unzip the folder. The Pacman Google will download with a folder name like: “macek-google_pacman.” Click on it to unzip; you will see some files and a folder labelled source; click on the index.html file as shown in the picture below.
3. Lastly, go ahead and enjoy your Pacman Google game
Slight warning: Make sure you are not playing this game during work hours, especially if you are working with an organization that have rules against recreational games as this violates the rule. And Pacman can be addictive. Use your time wisely.