The Exploring IE blog today announced that they have reached an impressive milestone: over 1 BILLION PAC-DOTS have been eaten! "This past April, we teamed up with NAMCO BANDAI Games America to launch WorldsBiggestPacMan.com at MIX11. It was an instant, viral phenomenon and in its first week over 242 million PAC-DOTS were eaten, 2.2 million mazes were played and over 10 thousand new mazes were created. WBPM caught the imagination of PAC-MAN fans all over the world and soon a massive and sprawling universe of interlocking mazes had been built. Internet Explorer 9 users who pinned the site to their taskbar were treated to one-click access to the game and a quick-view of their personal stats," said Carter Rabasa.
The team sharing some behined-the-scenes in the video below:
"In order to celebrate the success of WBPM and give everyone a window into the excitement around the game, we constructed a live look at the numbers behind the experience," Rabasa said.
"In order to reward the die-hard WBPM players and introduce the game to millions more, we are kicking-off the World's Biggest PAC-MAN Gobbling Ghosts contest. Grand Prize is a PAC-MAN Arcade Party machine (see pic below) with runner-ups winning limited-edition World's Biggest PAC-MAN t-shirts!," revealed Rabasa.
The contest will run through August 18, 2011. Official rules and regulations will be posted shortly on BeautyOfTheWeb.com.
The challenge is simple:
- Install IE9
- Pin WorldsBiggestPacMan.com to your Windows 7 taskbar
- Gobble as many ghosts as you can!
- Right-click on the WBPM icon on your taskbar and take a screen-shot of "Ghosts Eaten" score
- Enter the screen-shot in the contest by sending it to @IE on Twitter with the hashtag #worldsbiggestpacman.
[Source: Experience IE]