Daily Archives: October 9, 2006

Microsoft Excel as Consol Platform

Off the MMO topic, but still fun, I saw an article up on Ars Technica, in their Opposable Thumbs Gaming News, about a version of PacMan written in Microsoft Excel macros. 

I expected to see something cheesy but workable. Instead, this looks about as good as any port of the game I have ever seen.  It is available here.  The site is mostly in Japanese, but there is enough English to guide you.

You do have to enable macros.  I scanned the package and ran it without any issue, so it appears to be virus free.