Showing posts with label Google Doodle. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Google Doodle. Show all posts

Monday, May 13, 2013

Play Breakout on Google

Breakout the arcade game developed by Atari is now free to play on Google. The game we must mention works only on the web and on tablets. So if you're trying to play the game on an iPhone or Android phone, it's not available. The Easter egg by Google is fun to play and will definitely help you waste time at work. This is also being called a Doodle by Google and if you want to play the game be sure you have some time to spare. As it is very interesting, being such a simple game it is also quite addictive. Reddit user TechChris was the first person to spot the Easter egg from Google and this is how to play Atari Breakout on Google. Once you get a high score you can share it on Google+. The game is celebrating it's 37th anniversary this year.

Play Breakout on GoogleHow to play Atari Breakout on Google
1. Go to Google Image search
2. Type Atari breakout or just click on this link to start playing

The game should start, you can use the right or left arrows or your mouse to move the pad around. Bounce the ball and hit as many of the bricks as possible. There are also levels to conquer so keep at it.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Google Doodle: Srinivasa Ramanujan's 125th Birthday

Google's Doodle for today is celebrating Srinivasa Ramanujan's 125th Birthday. Srinivasa was an famed Indian mathematician known for his extraordinary contribution to mathematical analysis. He was born in Erode, Tamil Nadu in the southern part of India. Despite not having any training in formal mathematics made enormous contributions to the field. The Prime Minister if India Manmohan Singh announced 2012 to be the National Mathematical Year to celebrate Srinivasa Ramanujan's birthday. He did not live very long and died at the age of 32 - contributing immensely to mathematics during his brief stay on this planet.

Google Doodle: Srinivasa Ramanujan's 125th BirthdayThe government of India has also made Dec 22 National Mathematics day to commemorate his life and contribution to math. There is also currently a film being made about his life on his life and his amazing formulas. It is only fitting the Google is honoring this genius with a Doodle. In the doodle you see a small child scribbling mathematical formula on the ground which seems to depict Srinivasa Ramanujan who began his formal introduction to mathematics at the age of 10.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Doodle 4 Google Winner 2012 -- India

When you open Google today you will see the Doodle winner of the Doodle 4 Google Indian winner Arun Kumar Yadav's artwork. The Google Doodle for today has the Indian national bird the peacock, a farmer, a dancer from Kerala, a football (soccer) and some hot spices. Google when launching the competition this year has a theme --unity in diversity. As this is something every Indian knows and if you've been to India. Unity in diversity is something that cannot escape your eye. This creation depicts this in a nice way.

Dylan Hoffman's Doodle for Google

In India the competition is held for students from class 1-10. The winner gets his or her Doodle on Google's homepage on Nov 14 - which is children's day. So congratulations to the winner and if you are India and want you child to enter you can find more information at Google4Doodle. The competition is held in many countries across the globe.
Source: Google 4 Doodle India homepage

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Google Doodle: for Dracular Creator Bram Stoker

It's just after Halloween and Google have another doodle out to celebrate the birthday of non other that, Bram Stoker the creator of Dracula. Bram Stoker is an Irish novelist best known for his 1897 Gothic novel Dracula. This after the animated Halloween doodle from Google. Those of you who are fans of the Dracula novels and movies are familiar with the color red -- Google is spelled in red; symbolizing blood , the favorite food of Dracula. There is also the path leading to his castle, the crescent moon and a bat flying in the night-sky. This to complete the Gothic representation of all this is Dracula.

Google's doodle to celebrate Dracula's creator Bram Stoker We are not too sure where the inspiration for Dracula came from, whether it was Vlad the Impaler, the 15th-century Transylvanian-born prince also known as Vlad III Dracula of Wallachia or Irish references to Dracula. Historians believe that it was Irish references to Dracula the Stoker used in his novels. Whatever be the case one thing is certain that he has thrilled generations with his creation of Dracula.Today November 8 in 1847 was the day he was born and Google have done a fantastic tribute to the writer with their Doodle. Anyone visiting Google today will be met with the eerie doodle.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Google's 14th Birthday Doodle

Google 14th Birthday Doodle

Google turns 14 on September 27 and has a doodle out to celebrate. The doodle consists of an animated chocolate cake which gets nibbled on and you're left with the center of the cake spelling the word -- Google. There are also 14 candles left to celebrate Google 14th. You might be interested to note that 27th was not the day Google was founded. Google as a company was incorporated on the 4th of September 1998. They however use 27 more out of convince, something they started doing from 2005. The 27th coincided with the record number of pages the search engine was indexing. 

Google Doodles are very popular with internet users and the last few Doodles for the Olympics were all the buzz, they were animated and you could also win gold coins. Clicking on the doodle will take you news about Google and a list of all their services listed. 

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Friday, September 7, 2012

Google Doodle: Star Trek 46th Anniversary

Google Doodle celebrating the 46th anniversary of Star Trek

Today is the anniversary of Star Trek - The original series ( September 8, 1966 - June 3, 1969) and Google have come up with another interactive Google Doodle to celebrate. The doodle starts-off with the crew of Star Trek's enterprise into the Google Logo. With the first big G in Google being Mr. Spock - someone who everyone has heard and likes. The second O is James T. Kirk -  Captain's Orders. The doodle allows you to beam characters out to an alien planet and fight with a corn monster. No points to be earned but a fine way to spend time on Google today.

How to play the Star Trek doodle.
Once you go to you would see the logo. You can then play around with the controls in front of Captain Kirk and hear the sounds from inside the ship. Click on the controls to be beamed to an alien planet. Click on the gun on top of the rock to defeat the corn monster. The next step is to come back to the mother-ship which happens and then you see the ship going through space followed by Google. So go ahead and check it out and let us know what you think in the comments section below.  

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Google's I'm Feeling Lucky button now offers 8 more suggestions

I'm Feeling luck button on Google has other options now

For as far as anyone can remember the 'I'm Feeling Lucky' button on Google has always been there. It has always been around making one wonder why it's there. Did it hold any real value other that a small bit of entertainment to break the monotony of the day. That has now all been changed and when you mouse over the 'I'm feeling lucky button you 8 other options to choose from. When clicking on any of these new options you are led to some other Google Property - usually the ones know as 'Easter Eggs' by Google. Gives Google the opportunity to keep users on their own site and not loose traffic to other sites. Another reasons for this is that it leads to some pretty interesting Easter eggs and can be fun to play around with.

How do I view these options:
Just head over to Google and mouse-over the I'm Feeling Lucky button and see the options change. Move your mouse around for more options. 

There are 8 different options to the I'm feeling lucky button and we have made a list of them down below for you with a link to the Google site each one leads to.

List of I'm Feeling Lucky alternatives
1. I'm Feeling Doodle - leads to the Google Doodle site.
2. I'm Feeling Artistic - leads you to a Google Art project.
3. I'm Feeling Wonderful - leads you to Google World Wonders Project.
4. I'm Feeling Playful - leads you to random interactive Google Doodle.
5. I'm Feeling Trendy - leads you to Google Trends the place to find out what are the hot trends for the moment.
6. I'm Feeling Puzzled - leads you to a Google a day puzzles, available one at a day. 
7. I'm Feeling Hungry - leads you to a normal Google search for restaurants close by.
8. I'm Feeling Stella - leads you to a normal Google Images search and display results from the heavens.

So the next time you feel bored and are wondering what to do with your time online - here's something to keep you occupied and busy.

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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Google Doodle: Soccer 2012

The new doodle for today is being called Soccer 2012. This new interactive Olympic based Google Doodle is fourth in a series of interactive doodles released by Google. Over the last three days we have seen the Hurdles, Basketball, Slalom Canoe and now the Soccer doodle. Soccer is one of the most famous sports around the world and is also known as Football in different parts of the world.

Google Doodle Soccer 2012: How to play
Go to Google and click the play button. You are the goalkeeper and your opponent has 5 balls to kick. Once the tiem starts you need to defend your goal. As in a penalty shootout, your opponent starts kicking the ball into your goal. To move around you need to use the right and left arrow keys on your keyboard. To jump and defend press the space-bar. You can play for as long as possible the game will end when you have allowed three goals. This can be seen on the left hand side of the scree. Three X marks on the keyboard means you have allowed three goal and your game is up. There is a scoreboard on the right to keep track of your points and see how many goals you have saved. Makes for a very fun and interesting game. Once your done you are awarded with Gold coins and you can share your scone with your circles on Google+. Must warn you that this Google Doodle is very addictive. So give it a while and let us know your feedback in the comments section below. To play at another time here is the permalink for the Doodle to play whenever you want -

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Google Doodle: Slalom Canoe 2012

The Slalom Canoe doodle from Google

Today we have a new interactive doodle from Google - Slalom Canoe 2012. This Olympics doodle is the third interactive doodle based on London 2012. We have the hurdles 2012 and the basketball 2012 doodles and now the third offering from Google is the ability to paddle your canoe while navigating the watercourse which has various obstacles like rocks. There are also gates marked with green poles that need to be navigated. Canoe Slalom is a competitive sport where the aim is to navigate a canoe or kayak down a course with hanging gates in the fastest time possible. Although the event is over at the Olympics this doodle makes for some great fun. As usual if you are successful there are three gold coins to be won. Which you can then brag about with your friends over at Google+.

Google Doodle Slalom Canoe: How to play
1.Head over to Google
2. Click on the start button
3. You canoe reaches the start line
4. Use the right and left arrow on your keyboard to start pedaling and give direction to your canoe
5. There are rocks in the water to be avoided as hitting it slows your time
6. make sure you pass through all the green poles - gates
7. Do this in the fastest time and get awarded with three gold coins

So head over now and give it a twirl. If you need the permalink to play the doodle at any time please find it here.

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Monday, August 6, 2012

Google Doodle: Hurdles 2012

The Google Doodle know as Hurdles 2012

If you go to Google today you get to see the new Olympics Doodle from Google. It is being called Hurdles 2012. It's a chance for you to run a virtual hurdles race and win gold coins depending on how well you do. If you wondering how to play this Doodle. You need to click the start button and then use the right and left arrow keys to run faster. The more time you click on the keys the faster you will run. When you reach a hurdle, press the space-bar to jump. All a good way to feel a part of the Olympics. There are other Olympic Doodles from Google but this comes with some really nice interactivity. You can play the game and get better with it at practice. You don't need to run fast but if you fingers are fast enough on the keyboard you can earn your three gold coins. If you are satisfied with your results you can share it with your circles on Google+. You can play now by visiting Google - if you want the permalink it is available here

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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

It's Charles Dickens' 200th Birthday, Google celebrates with a Doodle and the British Council with a read-a-thon

Google Doodle for Dickens' Birthday

Its Charles Dickens' 200th Birthday and people all around the world take time to remember his novels and the nostalgia it brings of school days and having to finish writing projects based on his novels. who can forget 'Oliver Twist' and David Copperfield the artful dodger, Ebeneezer Scrooge in 'The Christmas Carol'. in celebration of his birthday Google has a new Doodle out which brings to light various characters from his tales. 

Twitter also has everyone saying 'Happy Birthday Charles Dickens' and 'Charles Dickens' is on the trending topics. The British Council is responsible for the trending topic 'Happy Birthday Charles Dickens' and has a link to their site on which the read-a-thon is being conducted.  24 countries will read an extract from one of his books. There will be mash-ups happening all around the world and you can follow the British Council's Twitter feed to listen to all these readings happening around the world. A true global author. 
British Council Twitter Feed
British Council Dickens' event on the net

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Google Doodle for the Republic Day of India

Jan 26, is celebrated in India as Republic Day - the day when India got its constitution. 2012 marks the country's 63 Republic Day. The constitution came into force replacing the Government of India act of 1935. It is also one of the three national holidays in India. Each state in India celebrates the anniversary in varying forms for in the capital Delhi, the main parade takes place in front of the president. A Day that is celebrated all over India.

Google has a new Doodle out for Jan 26 and it it known as 'Republic Day of India'. The doodle is not animated but an image that when clicked leads to more general information of Republic day. The image however is interesting as it has three elephants dancing along in a parade with happy kids sitting on top, with a  umbrella found on top of elephants. The umbrellas have the colors of the Indian national flag. Google Doodles are special Google Logos created to mark specific and special events and birthdays that happen around the World. wishing all Indians a Happy Republic Day!. 

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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Google Doodle: Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

Google Doodle in action.

Whether you like to wish people a 'Merry Christmas' or 'Happy Holidays' does not really matter. The spirit of the season is what you need to find. Google has released a Doodle to help you do just that. Clicking on the lights just below the figures that represent Google will help it start to play 'Jingle Bells'. You need to keep clicking on the little lights and it will lead you to playing 'Jingle Bells'. Amazing little Doodle from Google.

This interactive Google Doodle is definitely worth the check-out and Google have written a smart write-up about the Doodle which can be found here. These 'Easter Eggs' from Google are becoming really popular and just type 'Christmas' or 'Santa Claus' into Google to find some more goodies in store for you. 

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Google's 13 Birthday Doodle

Google turns 13 and they have a Google Doodle to help celebrate and announce their turning 13. The doodle itself is very quiet and nondescript. Not something loud with animation as we have seen recently from the other doodles released by Google. This one simply announces the 13th Birthday and a cake with 13 candles surrounded in the background with the letters that make up the name Google. All this within a picture frame of sorts. Google must be celebrating their birthday with a little bit of celebrations since their fledgling social networking site Google+ is not even a year old. The guys at the Googleplex will need a wait for quiet some time more to see whether their social network with really take off with the masses. There has been phenomenal growth till now but the masses need to move in and that has not yet happened. So happy birthday guys!!!

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Friday, September 23, 2011

Jim Henson Google Doodle

Google have released a Google Doodle in honor of Jim Henson (September 24, 1936 – May 16, 1990) . He was an American puppeteer best known as the creator of The Muppets. In honor of his 75th birthday Google invites you to become a puppeteer like Jim Henson. The stage is set and once you click on the hand symbol below a puppet it will follow your mouse around with an animated face. Clicking on the puppets will make it talk. The interactive Doodle can bring you a lot of fun and it is going to be interesting to see what people on the web do with it. You can actually produce your own small show based on the Google Doodle. Become a digital puppeteer today and tomorrow with our homepage tribute to Jim Henson! Google Tweeted. His son Brian Henson also wrote a guest post on the Google Blog honoring his dad. You can visit Henson's site to know more about the puppeteer. 

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Monday, September 5, 2011

The Freddie Mercury Google Doodle

Google have released a Google Doodle for the legend Freddie Mercury with an amazing Google Doodle. Freddie Mercury the lead singer of Queen was born in India on  5 September 1946. The Google Doodle in honor of Freddie is quiet animated and when you click on the crown in the middle it starts playing 'Don't stop me now' by Queen. The doodle then goes into detailed animation with Freddie floating all over. If you click further you get to read a tribute to him written by none other that the lead guitarist Brian May. Who else could have written as fitting a tribute to the king of vocals. His vocal range was always legendary and you cannot find another singer to get quiet the range Freddie enjoyed. 

Brian may goes on to write "Freddie was fully focused, never allowing anything or anyone to get in the way of his vision for the future. He was truly a free spirit. There are not many of these in the world. To achieve this, you have to be, like Freddie, fearless—unafraid of upsetting anyone's apple cart.'

Freddie would have been 65 this year, we join Google in wishing him -Happy Birthday Freddie. 

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Jorge Luis Borges honored with a Google Doodle on his 112th Birthday

Today is Jorge Luis Borges's 112th Birthday and is being honored with a Google Doodle. He was an  was an Argentine writer, essayist, poet and translator born in Buenos Aires. It was at the age of 9 that Jorge Luis Borges translated 'The Happy Prince' by Oscar Wilde into Spanish. His most famous books, Ficciones  and The Aleph, are compilations of short stories interconnected by common themes such as dreams, labyrinths, libraries, animals, fictional writers, religion and God. The Google Doodle shows him standing on top of a complex of buildings looking through complex imagery from which is carved out the Google logo. much like his stories and thoughts. Scholars also have suggested that Borges's progressive blindness helped him to create innovative literary symbols through imagination. Knowing his background helps to understand the doodle better and it must be said that a lot of thought and understanding has gone into this Google Doodle. He never won the Nobel prize but he is remembered and now known but a lot more people thanks to the doodle. 

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Google Doodle today celebrates Pierre de Fermat’s birthday

The Google Doodle today celebrates Pierre de Fermat's birthday with a logo and a hidden message in Fermat's Doodle. The message reads 'I have discovered a truly marvelous proof of this theorem, which this doodle is too small to contain.' The Google logo today has a chalkboard with the Google name partly erased which also symbolically has the same number of letters as Google and looks a lot like the name Google. Pierre de Fermat was an amateur mathematician and lawyer whose most famous work was the theorem in which he states that ' no three positive integers x, y, and z can satisfy the equation xn + yn = zn where n is an integer greater than two.' Fermat is also recognized for his discovery of the smallest ordinates of curved lines, which is comparable to another branch of mathematics, the differential calculus. Apparently, Calculus is divided into two parts, the integral and the differential. Today is Pierre de Fermat's 410th birth anniversary.

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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Google's Doodle honors India's Independence today

August 15th in India is commemorated as Independence Day in India to celebrate its independence from British rule. The flag is flow high in India to celebrate it's birth as a sovereign nation in 1947. On this day the Prime Minister of the country will hoist the flag at the Red Fort and delivers a nationally television speech. The Google Doodle for the day is precisely that - the Red Fort . Google Doodles are holidays and eventsr that at celebrated Google style. 

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