A big name in the old school gaming scene has recently left us. It is about Hiroshi Ono, a great pixel artist responsible for various visuals for titles of the caliber of Pac-Man, Xevious, Galaga And Dig Dug, who died at the age of 64.
The page gave the news of the disappearance Twitter dedicated to Mr. Dotman, nickname by which he was known in the gaming scene, which revealed that his death occurred on October 16 following an illness he had been suffering from for some time.
– Mr. ド ッ ト マ ン @ 中 の 人 は チ ー ム ド ッ ト マ ン ス タ ッ フ (@MrDotman_info) October 18, 2021
His works for NAMCO ranging from 1979 to 2013, where he worked on artworks, logo design, and illustrations of cabinets that really made history. With his work he has managed to make influential video games of the caliber of Pac-Man And Dig Dug in full golden age of the arcades, where it was not at all easy to get noticed given the amount of cabinets present in that period. In spite of everything, Or not he managed to create artwork and displays that stood out on everything and everyone.
A recent fundraiser aims to make a documentary film on Ono’s career, offering a small video preview on the page that shows him in all his fragility due to the disease he was suffering from, which we preferred not to show you out of respect for the artist.
Source: Mr. Dotman info Street Kakuchopurei