Google has been creating “Doodles” – altered versions of its logo that match a theme or event – for a good long while now. Throughout the London Olympics, Google released daily interactive Doodles which allowed users to play very challenging yet addictive games. The Doodles were themed after popular Olympic sports such as archery, diving and fencing. After playing, users were able post their scores on Google+ to boast to their friends!
I for one thoroughly enjoyed the Olympic Doodles, so much so that I’ve decided to relive them through this blog post recapping the best of the bunch. The first interactive Doodle, released on July 27th, allowed users to compete in the hurdles event. Users furiously bashed their left and right arrow keys to make the athelete run and had to press the up arrow when they wanted him to jump!
The second Doodle, released a day later, let users play as a basketballer and try to score as many points as possible using their space key before the timer ran out.
On August 9th we got to play the Slalom Canoe which was arguably the hardest Doodle. Players had to use their up and down arrows to paddle faster as well as dodge the obstacles like rocks and frogs at the same time. So addictive!
August 10th saw us have the opportunity to play as a goalkeeper in the soccer blocking balls from a striker – another super-fun Doodle! This was the last game Google released for the London Olympics.
As an added FYI – you can find a complete list of all the past Doodles here.
What was your favourite game? Let us know in the comments below!
Olympic Google Doodle Gallery
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