Google Doodle games : Throwbacks of interactive past
Google Doodle is a unique and temporary alteration of the logo on Google’s homepages.
Google, the Search engine giant, has just announced that it is launching a Doodle series of throwbacks through which users would be able to experience some of the most popular and interactive Google Doodle games of the past. This move has amidst the coronavirus pandemic, which has affected millions of people. The first-ever Doodle game, which is being brought back, is the famous game called ‘Coding’ of 2017.
Google Doodle and Coronavirus
The Doodle game comes with the tagline “Stay and Play at Home” to encourage people to stay at home as a step to curb the spread of coronavirus.
Google had come up with this Doodle game to celebrate 50 years of Kids Coding. As COVID-19 is continuing to impact communities around the world, people and families everywhere are spending more time at home. In light of this, Google has launched a throwback Doodle series looking back at some of our popular interactive Google Doodle games.
Meanwhile, across the world, 2,994,958 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed. So far, 206,997 patients have succumbed to the deadly virus, while 878,923 people have recovered from the disease.
Google Doodle Coding
‘Coding’ features a bunny, and the objective of the game is to make the rabbit collect all the carrots in a level. The players control the bunny by using simple program codes that are to be placed in a program code tray. The game was initially created as a tool to generate interest in coding among kids.
All other Doodle games that Google is planning to bring back are currently hidden behind the screen, which says, “Coming Soon.”
Google Doodle History
The first Google Doodle was made to honor the 1998 edition of the long-running annual Burning Man event in Black Rock City, Nevada. It was designed by co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin to notify users of their absence in case the servers crashed. It has been started to commemorate events, holidays, notable historical figures, and achievements.
An outside contractor created subsequent Doodles until 2001. Those days were when Page and Brin asked PRO Dennis Hwang to let them design a logo for Bastille Day. After that incident, there has been no looking back. A team of employees called “Doodlers” has organized and published the Doodles.
Doodles were not hyperlinked or animated. They were images with hover text simply expressing a holiday greeting or describing the subject.
By the beginning of 2010, Doodles increased in both frequency and complexity. In January 2010, the first animated Doodle honored Sir Isaac Newton. The first interactive Doodle appeared shortly after that celebrating Pac-Man, and hyperlinks also began to be added to Doodles, usually linking to a search results page for the subject of the Doodle. By 2014, Google had published over 2,000 regional and international Doodles throughout its homepages, often featuring guest artists, musicians, and personalities. By 2019, the “Doodlers” team has created over 4,000 doodles for Google’s websites around the world.