Pacman lovers from around the globe may soon be converging on southeast Iowa. A Fairfield businessman thinks Ottumwa could become the Video Game Capitol of the World.
Walter Day, founder of Twin Galaxies Incorporated, is announcing plans to create a Video Game Hall of Fame and Museum in Ottumwa. Day also wants to create an annual festival associated with the facility which would draw in gamers from all over. It would be a hands-on museum where people could come to break world records.
Billy Mitchell was in Ottumwa for the announcement — a famous video game player and current world record holder. Mitchell donated the Donkey Kong game to the museum project, the same machine on which he set his high score, which has yet to be beaten.