Bored before the holiday? Go play the game built into today’s Google Doodle

TechCrunch | 7/3/2019 | Staff
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The concept of a Google Doodle — the little widget that sometimes replaces the Google logo on the company’s main search page — has gotten a lot more complex over the years. The first one (from 1998!) was just a simple static image of the Google logo with a Burning Man logo behind it, meant to indicate that everyone behind the scenes was off in the desert. Nowadays the doodles can be richly animated interactive experiences built by an entire team of engineers, animators, and UX designers.

Take today’s July 4th-themed doodle, for example. Though it’ll probably only live on Google’s homepage for a day or two, it’s a full-fledged (and, well, pretty addictive) baseball game, complete with sound, cutesie animated characters, and more. Nearly a dozen people worked on it!

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Want to give it a spin? You should be able to find it on Google’s homepage — though, as far as I can tell, it’ll only appear there for US visitors. If you’re outside...
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