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In 2004, a group of Frank Lantz’s NYU students teamed up for something they called “PacManhattan,” in which a set of players dressed as Pac-Man and the pastel-colored ghosts who torment him, played a live-action version of the classic arcade game with New York City’s Washington Square Park as a grid.rn
rnSigns point to PacManhattan as one of the inspirations for this weekend’s Come Out and Play Festival, which aims to bring the world of games out of the living room and into the streets.
At the PacManhattan headquarters in New York, pastel-colored costumes of the ghosts who torment Pac-Man.
PacManhattan, an analog version of “Pac-Man” that took place in 2004, was developed in NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications graduate program.