Yes, I'm at it again! Together with co-author Tim Lapetino (of Art of Atari fame, the one game art book I'm jealous of) I am compiling an officially licensed Pac-Man Book. Celebrating Pac-Man's 40th birthday, it is the first (!) book on Pac-Man's history, design and cultural impact. The book will be published by Cook and Becker, and is officially licensed by Bandai Namco.
For this book, we have talked to sources in Japan and the US, to cover both the Japanese origins of the game and the fabulous successes in the US and beyond. Bandai Namco provided us with tons of wonderful imagery, and the interviewees talked about things that aren't widely known.
The full-color book will be available both as a standard hardcover and as a limited, special collector’s edition with several extra’s. Both editions will be available for pre-order worldwide July 2020, and ship later this year. Exact dates, pricing et cetera will be communicated at a later stage by Cook and Becker.