On special occasions, you can usually count on Google to do something unusual. Before Halloween tomorrow, they’ve done exactly that with the Google Doodle taking on a fun and interactive flavour.

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 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’re assigned one of two teams, with the aim of collecting wandering spirit flames and returning them to your base before the timer runs out. It’s a very simple yet strangely addictive concept with controls so simple anyone can play.

Check it out on the Google search page now!