Channel 5, North One Television and Namco Bandai Games UK today announce The Gadget Show has won a Guinness World Record for the ‘largest architectural projection of a video game’ using its most iconic character, PAC-MAN, for the series’ 250th episode. Watch presenters Jason Bradbury and Rachel Riley break the World Record in this landmark episode on Monday 9th December at 8pm on Channel 5.
To celebrate the anniversary show, Namco Bandai worked alongside The Gadget Show and supported developers RITH to create a bespoke level of the original PAC-MAN game. This was beamed onto the Millennium Mills in London’s East End from across the river Thames. The game was fully controlled by The Gadget Show’s presenters using the biggest Namco PAC-MAN controller.
Jason Wells, Commissioning Executive – Factual and Features comments: “We’re delighted by The Gadget Show’s achievement at breaking this Guinness World Record and can’t think of a better way to celebrate the series’ 250th episode!”
Ewan Keil, Executive Producer at North One Television comments: “For our 250th anniversary show we had to do something befitting this phenomenal milestone. With nine Guinness World Records already pinned to our studio wall we were all dead set on notching up a tenth. So to see our bespoke PAC-MAN game projection mapped onto the huge iconic Millennium Mills complex was an epic moment that ranks as one of the most remarkable events in our amazing nine year history.”
Lee Kirton, PR & Marketing Director Namco Bandai Games UK comments: “This was a true achievement by the team at The Gadget Show. Working alongside the developer was a lot of fun, and seeing PAC-MAN light up the skies of London was truly remarkable. A proud moment for our biggest character and bringing him back in 2014 is even more exciting for the new generation of kids, and of course parents.”
PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures will be getting its UK debut on TV in January, supported by toys and apparel throughout 2014. The video game will launch shortly after on Xbox 360, PS3, WiiU and 3DDS on March 7th 2014 in the UK.