Google Doodles: Tech giant brings back some of its popular interactive games

Brett Molina
A screenshot of the Google logo honoring its new games series.

Remember when you could play Pac-Man or solve a Rubik's Cube on Google's homepage? Interactive games such as those are making a comeback.

Starting Monday, Google is using its Doodles to launch a series of its classic popular interactive games from its archives. 

Google's Doodles transform the company logo on its main search into an illustration or interactive, celebrating occasions like a key birthday or anniversary, or special holiday.

"As COVID-19 continues to impact communities around the world, people and families everywhere are spending more time at home," Google said in a statement. "In light of this, we’re launching a throwback Doodle series looking back at some of our popular interactive Google Doodle games!"

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The first game in its series launching Monday is a Doodle released in 2017 celebrating 50 years of kids coding. The game developed in collaboration with Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Scratch platform requires players to help a bunny collect carrots by connecting blocks of computer code together.

The coding game is one of 10 games Google is rolling out as part of the series.

Other classic games available as a Google Doodle include Pac-Man, a game of cricket in honor of the ICC 2017 Cricket Women's World Cup, and an interactive Rubik's Cube. 

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