Today’s Google Doodle is a Halloween-themed multiplayer game


Google introduced an interactive Doodle for Halloween that allows users to experience a multiplayer video game involving ghosts.

In a Doodle first, players can choose to host a game with up to seven friends and family via a custom invitation link OR just play with randomized players around the globe.

The goal of "The Great Ghoul Duel" is for teams to collect as many spirt flames as possible within two minutes. You can play on a desktop or mobile device by heading to and clicking or tapping the colorful icon near the top of the page.

If this one is as addictive like its predecessor, it's probably best to avoid it during working hours - or just don't let your boss see you playing it.

Google also highlighted some other Halloween-related search features on its blog today, such as a list of commands that Google Assistant can respond to.

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The search giant's Halloween celebration pits two teams of four ghosts (represented by green and purple) against each other.

So, this Halloween, we've got the Great Ghoul Duel.

The more flames you return to your base, the more power-ups you get. As you collect more wandering spirit flames, which will be blue, they will start to form a chain behind you. "The team built several systems to enable this multiplayer gaming, all running on the Google Cloud Platform, including integrating Open Match, a highly-scalable, open source matchmaking framework cofounded by Google Cloud and Unity". You also get a few for passing through a teammate.

What is a Google Doodle?

Considering it's Google's first-ever multiplayer Doodle it's rather ambitious.