Quarantine has made us do things we never imagined. We are attending school from home, working in our pyjamas, cooking competitions on Instagram, and whatnot. One of the bizarre but creative things many of us have become fond of is playing doodle games.
What are doodle games? The basic outline is that one player will make some random squiggle or doodle and the other player has to turn into a picture. This is how you play the doodle game offline. You can use tissue or paper to play the game on. Inspired by this and the google doodle, google decided to turn this into an online video game that can keep you busy for hours on end. These games are interactive, informative, and full of fun.
Let’s take a look at some of the very best and most famous doodle games:
1. Doodle Champion Island Games: Tokyo Olympic 2020
On July 23rd, 2021, Google released a famous Google doodle game themed on the Tokyo Olympics, created by STUDIO4°C, a Japanese animation firm. This game is a homage to all the anime and mangas that kept us entertained and busy during the darkest time of this decade. Fortunately, the game’s main character is a feline athlete comparable to the renowned Asian lucky cat known as the Maneki-Neko. Players may play rugby, table tennis, skating, archery, synchronized swimming, rock climbing, and marathons in the online game, which is set in real-time. To win the games and conquer all the secret difficulties, one must become a sports champion and acquire all seven holy scrolls. There are various allusions to prominent TV series and films throughout the game based on Japanese comics and culture.
This game is fun, creative, and perfect for anime and manga lovers who will feel represented.
2. PAC Man
Pac-Man, a classic labyrinth arcade game first released in 1980, has a unique place in the hearts of Generation X and millennials.
Pac-Man is an action video game created by Namco and introduced in arcades in 1980. It is a maze game in which the player takes control of Pac-Man, who must consume all of the dots within a labyrinth while avoiding four different colored ghosts. The ghosts become blue when Pac-Man eats enormous flashing dots called “Power Pellets,” enabling Pac-Man to consume them for additional points.
You can do it straight from Google Doodle games, whether you want to go back in time and replay the game or introduce it to your children.
3. Halloween 2016
A Halloween doodle from 2016 has you playing as Momo, a black cat at Magic Cat Academy. Swipe spells and rescue your companions from ghosts is your mission. The game is easy to play and provides a pleasant diversion. Keep in mind though, that the game’s complexity tends to rise as you go. If you like the Halloween season and getting into the mood, you may give it a go.
4. The Scoville Game
The player is ice cream, and the game’s objective is to keep throwing ice creams at the peppers in the quest to freeze them and turn them into an ice cube. It was created to honor Wilbur Scoville’s 151st birthday. Wilbur Scoville was famous for formulating a system that could measure the heat of a pepper. This fun game is easy to play and will make you remember Wilbur Scoville like no other.
A game created to honor Oskar Fishinger, a German-American animator popularly known for animating music. This game was made to celebrate his 117th birthday. It was introduced back in 2017. All you have to do is touch anywhere to create visual music creations to play this game. The article also describes four distinct noises and their symbols so that you can recognize them apart.
To make music, tap the display as many times as you like. You may also change the music’s parameters, share the finished piece, and learn more about Oskar Fischinger. You may also delete an existing composition to create a new one.
6. Hip hop
Introduced in 2017, Hip hop is a doodle game created by google to honor the 44th anniversary of the birth of Hip Hop. On August 11, 1973, an American-Jamaican DJ named Kool Herc performed in New York, where he chose to present something new that would eventually be known as Hip Hop.
Start a Google search to choose the Hip Hop option to play the game. You’ll be sent to the unique ‘Google Doodle games’ search page; choose the Play option. It will direct you to the Hip Hop game page, where you’ll need to press the big play button to get started. Now, Hip Hop phenomenon Fab 5 will offer you an introduction to the genre.
Move the Crossfader (which is used to mix the beats) to the right and then to the left to play the game. Tap the crate option in the bottom right corner to use the scrollbar to move through the record crate. After that, you may start mixing music as you like and even fulfill objectives by touching on the trophy icon. You can also use the Share and Search tools to share the results and hunt for additional information about Hip Hop.
To play this game, go to the Google Doodle blog, pick the Hip Hop game blog, and tap on the featured video to begin.
7. Garden Gnomes
This game is a famous classic Google Doodle game that has been resurrected so that people can pass time during the Coronavirus lockdown by playing a new game every day.
The 2018 Garden Gnomes Doodle was produced to commemorate Germany’s Garden Day, devoted to gnomes. The Garden Gnomes are said to have originated in Germany in the 13th century and acquired popularity since people believed that the miniature sculptures safeguarded the gardens and gave good luck. The objective of the game is to create your garden. You can do this simply by hitting the spacebar when the time is right. This will help you plant flowers in your garden, and then you can decorate your garden. Do not worry if you lose; you can play it repeatedly until you have won and trimmed yourself with the most beautiful garden ever.
8. Coding for Carrots
The game’s objective is the introduction of Scratch, a coding language. The game does so playfully and entertainingly. Although subtle, “Coding for Carrots” assesses players’ code efficiency in attaining the optimal result based on the many scaffolded tasks and “coding for carrots” pathways that the rabbit is given with.
Players program the movements of a bunny along a specific path to collect the carrots associated with the outline of the shape they are presented with by writing code in Scratch.
The main character is a bunny, and there are six levels whose difficulties increase level by level. With each level the player wins, google also rewards the player with feedback that informs us whether we could find the shortest solution to the story or not and what that said solution is. It is meant to be a game to introduce players to the coding language and honor coding language.
Google created this game to celebrate the traditional card game of Mexico known as Loteria. Although very similar to the game ‘Bingo,’ this game is a multiplayer card game. While you play the game, you will be given instructions. All you have to do is fill the blank spots on the board according to the cards you receive. These beans need to be arranged on the board to resemble a given pattern. Once you succeed in drawing the way with the beans, you will win the round. There are new patterns introduced in each game, so you will never get bored.
All these games were part of the initiative of Google to help people stay inside their houses during the lockdown. These games were created not only with the purpose to have fun and be entertaining, but also, they are supposed to be informative and introduce the player to something new each time they play a doodle game. What’s more, is that a player of any age can play these games.