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Pac-Man 256 is the Crossy Road team's take on a classic

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By now, there is no way you haven't heard of Crossy Road, the hit 2014 iOS game that reached 50 million downloads and netted its small Australian dev team over $10 million – all without the use of exploitative microtransactions and free-to-play hooks.

This year, Hipster Whale is back with their second game: Pac-Man 256, Hipster Whale's officially licensed version of the arcade classic based on the original game's infamous level 256 glitch. Much like Crossy Road was a modern take on Frogger, Pac-Man 256 reimagines Pac-Man for a 2015 audience, while also aiming to be bit more hardcore than their debut title.

Above, watch our interview with Hipster Whale co-founder Matt Hall, where we discuss Pac-Man 256's inspirations (including Spelunky), how Pac-Man 256 was built with a possible console or Steam release in mind, and more — all served on a bed of exclusive gameplay footage.

Pac-Man 256 is out now on iOS, Google Play and the Amazon App Store.