Tuesday , August 14 2018

img_2016-10-30-092919This morning we’ve awoken to a new Google Doodle, as we do most days, but as Halloween is almost upon us, it’s time for some spooky treats to keep us entertained. Google’s 2016 Halloween Doodle is an interactive game where you can do battle with ghosts with gesture-based controls. The premise is simple; draw each ghost’s matching symbol (or symbols) to defeat that ghost, and beat them all before they beat you.

Google’s description of the game reads as follows:

Happy Halloween!

Grab your wand and help fend off a ghostly catastrophe. Press play to swipe spells, save your friends, and help restore the peace at the Magic Cat Academy.

This year’s Halloween Doodle follows freshman feline Momo on her mission to rescue her school of magic. Help her cast out mischievous spirits by swiping in the shape of the symbols above the ghosts’ heads. And you’d better pounce fast—the ghost that stole the master spellbook is getting away!

This is a fun little game, and a great way to pass a little bit of time if you’re looking for something to do. The effort that Google puts in to something as innocuous as the logo on its website means there’s something for all of us to enjoy.

Chris Rowland   Editor and Publisher

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag. He saw the transition from AMPS to GSM, loved the Motorola StarTac, and got into Palm technologies in a big way. The arrival some years later of the original iPhone, and then the early Androids, awoke a new interest in mobile technology, and Chris has been writing about it since.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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what happens if you beat the game?

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I think I’m enjoying it. Nice to go back to the basic games!

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