There’s a secret text adventure game hidden inside Google — here’s how to play it | Industry

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Google loves a good Easter egg. There are dozens upon dozens of different eggs hidden across Google’s product portfolio, from using Google to flip a coin to exploring the Doctor’s TARDIS in Google Maps.

Think you’ve seen them all? A seemingly new egg has just been discovered: a playable game, hidden right within Google Search.

Here’s how to it:

  1. Google.com in Chrome. (It might work in other browsers, but it was a bit glitchy when I tried it elsewhere.)
  2. Search for “text adventure” without the quotes.
  3. Open the JavaScript developer console by pushing Command+Option+J on a Mac, or Ctrl+Shift+J on Windows.
  4. You should see a prompt asking if you “Would like to play a game?” Type yes and push enter, and the game will start!
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From here, you’ll be playing as the “big blue G” of the Google logo, searching for your fellow alphabetical pals one command at a time. Don’t expect to dump days into this one — it’s no Zork. But for a lil’ gag that managed to stay hidden for who-knows-how-long within one of the world’s most trafficked websites, it’s pretty neat.

(Shout out to redditor attempt_number_1 for being the first to spot this.)

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