If you’re the proud owner of a MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, then you’ll be delighted to hear that Apple has expanded its offer of third-party applications.
Remember Touch Bar Piano, the application which transformed the notebook’s bar into a musical instrument? Well, this time we have something more fun in store for you.
Veteran gamers will surely remember of a little gem published by Namco in the late ‘80s. This game became so popular in pop culture that it also received its own movie a couple of years ago.
We are, of course, talking about the one and only, the immortal Pac-Mac, the game that was not only the delight of every arcade (the memories!), but it was one of the first video games to be ported to any number of gaming consoles.
And now, thanks to a brilliant 15-years old programmer, you will be able to play Pac-Man directly on your notebook’s Touch Bar. The application is called Pac-Bar, and it can be download free of charge from Apple’s iStore.
Before downloading the game, we should tell you that Pac-Bar does have a couple of downsides. First of all, you will need to use the physical arrow keys in order to play the game. Second, the labyrinth where you will be chased by the Clyde, Blinky, Pinky, and Inky aka the iconic Pac-Man ghosts, will be displayed as a single and straight line.
Otherwise, the game is as good as Namco’s original game – the same game mechanics, the same sounds, and the same game goals. Henry Franks, the wunderkind who wrote the code for this Pac-Man tribute declared that he wanted to make a fun application for the notebook’s soon-to-be-iconic Touch Bar.
In addition, Franks said that it only took his just a couple of hours to write the code of Pac-Bar using the Touch Bar Simulator and Apple’s open-source coding language (Swift).
The result is an amazing boredom-relief which shows us that we can also use the notebook’s highly versatile touch-based controlled for not-so-serious things.
So, if you ever get tired of trying to play the piano or other musical instrument using the Touch Piano application, you might want to relive your early gaming life by downloading and installing this amazing application. Don’t forget to rate and leave a comment about the game.
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