How Do the Ghosts in PAC-MAN Decide Where to Go?

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There are few enduring classics in gaming like Pac Man. Part of that is the game remains accessible to modern players, which you can attribute to the AI. Today I Found Out takes a look at the programming behind the game:

 

Adam S. asks: How do the ghosts in Pac Man move? It seems mostly random, but is it really? The ghosts in Pac-Man are among some of the most enduring enemies in video game history, thanks in part to their surprisingly difficult to predict movements which make the game a constant challenge for new and seasoned players alike. However, as […]

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