Pac-Man will be the next game tackled by Crossy Road developers Hipster Whale, as the two entities have just announced a partnership for a new mobile game due in 2015, entitled PAC-MAN 256.
Judging from the trailer, it looks like Hipster Whale has little desire to change the Crossy Road formula; it wasn’t broken, and therefore doesn’t need fixing. While Crossy Road functioned as an “endless Frogger”, PAC-MAN 256 will play like an endless Pac-Man.
Instead of hopping across logs, you’ll be making your way through the maze while avoiding ghosts. And instead of being chased by the eagle, you’ll be chased by a glitchy wave. If I might be so bold as to make a risky prediction, I’d say the glitch will use the same kind of tension-building slow-down as it gets closer to you.
All up, it looks just one notch more complex than Crossy Road, and I don’t doubt the Hipster Whale folks are capable of capturing that same sense of flow. Crossy Road quickly shot to the #1 spots on various marketplaces, and for good reason. Here’s hoping this one is just as addictive.