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Google celebrates Halloween with doodle game, Assistant interactions

Google celebrates Halloween with doodle game, Assistant interactions”

While the company has featured games on its homepage before, this is the first that actually lets you play against other random strangers around the world.

Google is getting in the Halloween spirit with a first-of-its-kind Google Doodle that's both interactive and competitive.

The best part of the game is that you can actually play with friends and family.

The spooky mini-game allows you to form two teams of up to four ghosts, meaning you must work together to collect "spirit flames" and return them to your home base. Instead, you simply run around small mazes trying to collect more spirits than the other team.

What is the Halloween Google Doodle game?

Sogou posted their Halloween logo, we have our theme up as well. As a ghost, you are supposed to collect as many wandering spirit flames as possible. The ghost with the most flames at the end of the game wins. Click on it to start the game.

The team built several systems to enable this multiplayer gaming, all running on the Google Cloud Platform, including a highly-scalable matchmaker service by Open Match, an open source framework developed jointly by Google Cloud and Unity. The controls are pretty simple as you need to use arrow keys to move the ghost. Hosting gives you a special link you can share with friends so they can join your game.

What is a Google Doodle?

It's called The Great Ghoul Duel and it's a 4-on-4 online multiplayer game, that combines capture the flag and Pac-Man and snake to make an addictive new experience.



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