Creator of iconic Namco pixel art has his original work stolen

What the hell is wrong with people?

Hiroshi Ono was absolutely crucial to Namco's early days in gaming. Ono, nicknamed Mr. Dotman, created the in-game visuals for titles like Pac-Man, Xevious, Dig Dug, and Galaga. These were all drawn by hand, and we're sad to report that Ono recently had his original drawings stolen. The books were kept in a storage area, which has apparently been broken into and pilfered.

These important parts of gaming history are now in the hands of a criminal somewhere. Hopefully they have second thoughts and return the book, but I have a feeling these invaluable works are long gone.

Categories: Consoles, Portables
Tags: bandai-namco


That sucks. Back in the day, he made some of my favorite designs (yes, including Dig Dug!)


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