Pac-Manhattan is a live-action game that uses the New York City grid to recreate the 1980’s video game Pac-Man. Developed in NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications graduate program, its objective is to investigate what happens when games are removed from tabletops, televisions and computers and placed in the “real world”.
A player dressed as Pac-man has to collect the virtual “dots” on the streets. Four competitors dressed as the ghosts attempt to catch Pac-man before he collects all the dots.
Through mobile phone contact, Wi-Fi connections, and software designed by the Pac-Manhattan team, Pac-man and the ghosts are tracked from a central location and their progress broadcast over the internet for viewers from around the world.
Check the video from CNN: