See earliest known concept images of the legendary Pac-Man

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Dec 14, 2012, 4:31 PM EST

Whenever I worry I might have grown jaded thanks to all the awesome stuff I've seen during my years in sci-fi, something comes along that causes my jaw to hit the floor.

While visiting Holland for the Festival of Games exhibition, Toru Iwatani, creator of the original Pac-Man game, brought along a folder containing the coolest thing I've seen this week. Maybe even this year.

His original drawings of Pac-Man. Done, not with pixels, but on graph paper.

Forgive my enthusiasm, but I feel as if I'm staring into the Big Bang, and—I'm not worthy!

Hey, if you'd invested as many quarters in Pac-Man as I did, you'd feel the same.

(via Bleeding Cool)