Masaya Nakamura, founder of Namco, has passed away at the age of 91.

    Nakamura founded video game gaint Namco in 1955 as Nakamura Manufacturing, later shifting their business to the arcade market under the name Nakamura Amusement Machine Manufacturing Company, or Namco for short.

    Nakamura set the foundations for the company that would later create groundbreaking arcade titles such as Galaxian and Pac-Man. Namco were a big hitter during the golden age of the 1980’s and without Nakamura, the world of video gaming would be very different.

    The announcement was made by Namco-Bandai that Nakamura passed away on the 22nd of January, of which his family held a private funeral. A farewell memorial will be held at a later date.

    Rest In Peace Masaya Nakamura. Your legacy will live on.



    Phil Hayton
    A lover of old video games, dogs and tea. Creator of the video series 'Through The Techades' and something of a history geek.

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