Pac-Man is a maze chase arcade game developed by Toru Iwatani and released by Namco in 1980. The player controls the titular character, a yellow circle with a mouth, as he moves around a maze eating pellets. Pac-Man must avoid four ghosts, Blinky, Pinky, Inky, and Clyde, who are trying to eat him. If Pac-Man is eaten by a ghost, he loses a life. The game ends when Pac-Man loses all of his lives. Pac-Man was an immediate success, becoming one of the highest-grossing arcade games of all time. A fanart Pac-Man cursor with Pac-Man and Ghosts.