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"Pac Attack," from ETC's Building Virtual Worlds class

Pac Man is trying to eat the last power pellet in the world, and you have to protect that power pellet by smacking Pac-Man with a paddle. In the words of the opening cutscene, "Whack Back that Pac Attack!"

The graphical style was very attractive, not unlike the movie "Tron."

The game was to be played in a VR helmet with a physical paddle. It never quite worked. That occasionally happens during "round 1" of Building Virtual Worlds, the time period when students are writing their very first game.

Building Virtual Worlds is a class at Carnegie Mellon's Entertainment Technology Center. Groups of four students have only two weeks to make a game. It is surprising how much they can accomplish in that time.
 
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