Sure, the Google Pac-Man doodle has disappeared. But that doesn't mean you can't still play Pac-Man for free on Google.
Google Pac-Man is dead. Long live Google Pac-Man.
Last week, Google replaced its traditional logo with an interactive Pac-Man doodle. For video gamers, this was entertainment of the highest order. For others, the Pac-Man doodle was just a distraction, plain and simple. So Google being Google – and Google not being Facebook, which seems to have a tough time listening to its users – the company today unveiled a permanent Pac-Man site, which is fun and addictive and entirely optional.
"We've been overwhelmed — but not surprised :) — by the success of our 30th anniversary Pac-Man doodle," VP Marissa Mayer blogged today, before pointing users to google.com/pacman. At that URL, Pac-Man fans will be able steer their little yellow avatar around that small arena until their eyeballs detach from their heads. You wanted to play Pac-Man forever? You can now play Pac-Man forever.