Fire up the rumor mill, we’re heading to nostalgia town! Discovered first by a NeoGAF user, it seems that Bandai Namco has filed a trademark for a “Pac-Man Maker” with the European Union Intellectual Property Office. The two classifications it is filed under cover video games fairly broadly, so there’s really no telling what a Pac-Man Maker will look like.
We might be getting something like Super Mario Maker, where we can design our own levels, and maybe even our own pac-man and enemies.
I think that would be fun for a little while, but I’m not exactly sure it would be a long lasting game that is replayable through the ages. But until Bandai makes an announcement about it, we won’t know for sure.
As such, we should keep in mind that video game publishers and developers, like CD Projekt Red, make trademarks for titles and various phrasings all the time. The point, usually, is to keep their options open, rather than confirm any new title in the making. This is important because the laws around intellectual property are flimsy enough as it is and keeping tabs on a title is the least a company can do while they figure out the proper idea behind it.
Would you like a Pac-Man Maker like Mario Maker? Do you think it would have tons of replayability? Let us know in the comments below!