The lights are on
If you head to Google's homepage today, you will find that today's doodle is an interactive point-and-click alien adventure game commemorating the 66th anniversary of the Roswell UFO incident's reporting.
In the game, you play as a displaced alien trying to find the three parts of his dismantled ship. You'll collect items, which can be used with other items, and for all your hard work you are rewarding with Google search results about the supposed alien sighting.
Head to Google.com to check it out and play.
Update: The doodle seems to have already been pulled down, but you can still check it out here.
Our TakeGoogle has done this sort of thing before. For Pac-Man's 30th Anniversary in 2010, the doodle was changed to a playable version of Pac-Man – and it almost destroyed our economy. According to this study from RescueMe.com, 4.8 million hours were spent playing the game costing $120,483,800 in lost productivity. We were very close to a world that looked like Fallout 3 all because Google thought it would be cute to let everyone play Pac-Man. Here I was thinking that Google's motto was, "Don't be evil," when really it should be, "Time and money. Is it really all that important? Why don't you play some video games instead..."
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Nice. Second best to the Pac-Man tribute.
I can't play it, because I'm in Puerto Rico.
That's awesome. I'll try it out!
I was so surprised when I figured out I could actually play it. Pretty cool.
This is actually pretty cool. This was short enough for me to overcome my usual loathing of point and click games and actually finish it.
Played this a couple hours ago. Was pretty fun.
i beat it!!!!!!
Haha good stuff.
I thought it was really near.
Ummm did it take anyone else a little bit to figure out that the cow ate a hole in the ground you could jump down lol?
That Pac-Man was better.