Entertain with Games in Google’s Doodle Games Archive
Google is bringing back older Google Doodle games to entertain everyone while we’re all stuck at homes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The search giant plans to emphasize its previous popular Doodles as its featured Doodle of the day. But if you also want to do a little digging, you can try playing plenty of games in Google’s archive.
The first of these returning Google’s Doodle games is Coding for Carrots, developed to teach kids as well as coding newcomers of any age about programming and game development. In this game, players guide a rabbit around different puzzle-like levels, collect carrots along the way, and use a drag-and-drop interface in order to code the rabbit’s actions. It is a fun and helpful intro to a basic scripting language.
To play Coding for Carrots or any other returning Doodles, you just have to go to Google.com on a desktop browser and click on the Google logo. Keep checking back to see what’s on deck for the day since the Doodles will be daily recirculated over the coming weeks. And don’t worry if you miss one because all the returning Doodles can be found and replayed by clicking on the Google logo and scrolling through the list at the top of the search results when they’re re-released, while any remaining Doodles will be shown as coming soon.
The next Doodle re-run is Cricket, originally ran in 2017 to celebrate the ICC Champions Trophy tournament of that year. Players compete in quick-paced mini-games featuring teams of cricket bugs. Wait for plenty more Doodle games over the next weeks.
In addition, if you know the name of any of your favorite doodles from the past years, such as the ever-fun Lotería, you can search for them in Google’s vast archive of Doodles. That includes classics like Gnome Toss, Quick Draw, or Rubik’s Cube. If you want, you can finish a crossword, make music, or play not-really-Flappy -Bird.