As you have no doubt, today brought the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games in Tokyo. Even though the event was struggling, there was still plenty of attention and celebratory engagement, with the Google Doodle perhaps the most impressive.
In the next week, when you visit the Google search homepage, you will see the icon to play Doodle Champion Island Game; it runs in your browser like other Google Doodles and it has amazing depth. It is inspired by Japanese mythology, mixing that with seven quirky versions of Olympic Sports to beat. It’s structured like an RPG, with various NPCs to chat with and even side quests to solve; we found a Kappa contemplating the meaning of life, for example…
Controls are simple (arrow keys + space) and there are some fun in popular sports, this scribe’s favorite is the rhythm music challenge. We assume it has vibes from the GBA era.
It’s definitely worth a look – let us know what you think!
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