‘PBS Game/Show’ Examines the Mechanics Behind the Ghosts in ‘Pac-Man’

PBS Game/Show host Jamin Warren examines the mechanics behind the ghosts–Blinky, Pinky, Inky, and Clyde–in Pac-Man in the latest episode of the series.

It’s very likely that you’ve been chased by the ghosts of Pac-Man for as long as you can remember. Maneuvering through tight corners, ducking to the other side of the screen, dodging between walls… all to just avoid those singular baddies that never seem to give up. BUT HOW DO THEY WORK? Why do some of them seem to always know where you are? Why do others seem…dumb?