Apple’s “Touch Bar has its very own version of Pac-Man, the hit Namco game from the 1980s,” Jordan Novet reports for VentureBeat.

“It’s fittingly called Pac-Bar. Kid developer Henry Franks wrote the app exclusively in Swift, Apple’s open-source programming language, and blessed it with Pac-Man’s classic sounds and graphics,” Novet reports. “Given the physical constraints of the Touch Bar, the game is limited to a single horizontal line, and unfortunately, you use the arrow keys as the controls, not the Touch Bar itself. But it’s nonetheless fun, if you don’t feel like pulling out your phone or tablet or console.”

“At this point, it’s unclear if Touch Bar-only apps like Pac-Bar will catch on or whether they’ll turn out to be a bizarre artifact of the introduction of the 2016 MacBook Pro,” Novet writes. “But right now, there is definitely a subculture forming around the Touch Bar, and that’s important because it shows that some people are willing to see what they can do with the new MacBook Pro…”

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