Google's Pac-Man 30th anniversary: Insert coin to destroy office productivity(Read article summary)
For the Pac-Man 30th anniversary, Google outdid itself with a fully playable version of the video game.
TGIF! But if the weekend can't come soon enough, consider celebrating the Pac-Man 30th anniversary from the comfort of your office chair.
Google has one-upped itself with an interactive homage to the arcade classic.
Click on the novelty logo to initiate a fully playable Pac-Man game. Or, grab a friend and click "Insert Coin" twice to start a two-player match with Ms. Pac-Man as your trusty sidekick. Use the arrow keys to control our insatiable pixel protagonist and Player Two can navigate his lady friend with the W, A, S, and D keys.
This unprecedented Google Doodle will stay up for 48 hours "because it’s too cool to keep for just one day," writes designer Marcin Wichary on the company's blog.
"PAC-MAN seems like a natural fit for the Google homepage," Mr. Wichary continues. "They’re both deceptively straightforward, carefully hiding their complexity under the hood. There’s a light-hearted, human touch to both of them. And we can only hope you find using Google at least a quarter as enjoyable as eating dots and chasing ghosts. You know, without actually needing any quarters."