If you’re not a streamer, you may not see much value in having a Twitch account beyond the ability to spam emojis of people’s faces over and over in a fast-moving chat window. Now may be the time for the rest of us, however…Twitch is getting its own built-in Pac-Man game, and we don’t just mean the 1980 version. We mean something we’d pay for, yet Namco is giving away. (Pac-Man officially turns 40 today! Might have something to do with it.)
Pac-Man Live Studio will be built into the Twitch interface and come with four modes. Classic Mode is the original, but it starts getting wild with Studio Mode, aka “Pac-Man Maker.” You can create your own mazes, play them, share them and possibly rank high on a popularity leaderboard if your work was good enough (or regurgitated a meme).
There are also co-op and Vs. modes included, for up to four players at once. Here’s the full list of what Pac-Man Live Studio can do…
Studio Mode – Create and share your own maze creations. The most popular mazes will be more visible on the global charts, giving you the chance to be recognized as a top creator!
Endless Mode – Up to four people play simultaneously with just one life per level, working together to achieve the highest combined global ranking while competing against each other for the bragging rights of most points scored on the team.
Select Mode – Up to four players team up cooperatively to achieve the max score on any community-generated maze; you might even find mazes created by your favorite streamer!
Classic Mode – Travel back to 1980 and experience the original PAC-MAN game.
Twitch won’t say exactly when we can expect all this, but Pac-Man Live Studio should be playable on the site and app this June.