Toru Iwatani

Toru Iwatani is a Japanese video game designer. He is best known as the creator of the arcade games PAC-MAN and POLE POSITION. He began his career at Namco in 1977 and after the success of PAC-MAN, was promoted within the ranks of the company. Iwatani returned to his PAC-MAN roots in 2007 when he developed PAC-MAN CHAMPIONSHIP EDITION for the Xbox 360, which he said would be the final game he will develop.