The COVID-19 outbreak has forced millions of people to stay indoors to prevent the spread of this contagious disease. Being locked down for over a month now, people are looking for ways to pass the time. If you are suffering from boredom, Google has the ideal solution for you!
Starting from Monday, Google plans to exhibit a new game based on a past doodle every day. From the various mini-games it has highlighted on its search homepage over the years, Google will select and release ten of its most famous doodles over the period of two weeks. The purpose behind this is to encourage people to stay home and play the games released by Google.
Google explained this decision to share old games, saying, “As Covid-19 continues to impact communities around the world, people and families everywhere are spending more time at home. In light of this, we’re launching a throwback doodle series looking back at some of our popular interactive Google Doodle games!”
In the previous years, doodles have had multiplayer support. An example is the Google Doodle to celebrate the Mexican bingo-like game Lotería that permitted users to play the game with friends or with random players online.
Monday’s Doodle Game is from 2017 and is called ‘Coding for Carrots’. It was designed in order to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Logo, the first-ever programming language designed for children. In this game, the user is assigned the task of developing simple codes to help a rabbit collect carrots on each level.
Furthermore, the animation displays a young kid dressed as one of the O’s from the word Google, sitting on the computer and playing a game. The text on the doodle says, “Stay and play at home with popular past Google Doodles: Coding (2017).”
However, Google has not announced which doodles are fan-favourites and will be featured on Google’s homepage. It is expected that a famous doodle from 2019 could make a reappearance. This is the Fourth of July 2019 doodle which was a baseball game in which players were to play as popular food items such as hot dogs and burgers against a team of peanuts.