Saturday, 17 November, 2018

Google Doodle celebrates Halloween with multiplayer game

Today’s Google Doodle is a Halloween-themed multiplayer game Google’s Doodle for Halloween is a surprisingly fun multiplayer game
Kayla Schwartz | 01 November, 2018, 09:10

Just in time for Halloween 2018, Google has released The Great Ghoul Duel, a team-based multiplayer Google Doodle game in which players race to collect spirits and bank them back at their base.

You can invite up to seven friends to play the game through a custom link or choose to play with random strangers across the world.

The Great Ghoul Duel is a great little time-waster, and I mean that as a honest compliment. The ghost with the most flames at the end of the game wins.

Google's first interactive Doodle was back in May 2010 when the company made the logo on its homepage into a recreation of Pac-Man to celebrate the arcade game's 30th anniversary. As you collect more wandering spirit flames, which will be blue, they will start to form a chain behind you. The spirits follow you around in a trail like JRPG characters, and if an opposing player collides with it they automatically steal that portion of the spirits you've collected. The controls are pretty simple as you need to use arrow keys to move the ghost.

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Today's Google Doodle multiplayer game is a first for the tech giant. You also get a few for passing through a teammate.

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

There are different perks in the game like speed boosts, night vision, and other special powers that ghosts can unlock if they collect a large number of spirit flames at one go.

I know what you're thinking: why would you want another way to engage with randos on the internet?

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