Halloween 2018: First-ever multiplayer interactive game Doodle

Angelica Greene
November 1, 2018

While the company has featured games on its homepage before, this is the first that actually lets you play against other random strangers around the world. But ghosts on the other team can steal flames you've pick up by bumping into your collection before you get back to the base. Sogou posted their Halloween logo, we have our theme up as well. You win by collecting more spirit flames (which are scattered all over the map) than the other team and returning them to your base.

Powered by Google Cloud, the game is called the Great Ghost Duel and is the search engine giant's version of Trick-or-Treat. As you collect more wandering spirit flames, which will be blue, they will start to form a chain behind you. Users play as either green or purple ghosts to collect as many spirit flames for their side in two minutes. The former uses the mouse or arrow keys to move, and the latter uses a touchscreen joystick.

To enable multiplayer gaming, the Google Doodle team used systems running on the Google Platform, including Open Match - an open source framework for matching up sets of players around the world.

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The more spirits you collect, the faster you go, which certainly helps, but having a longer tail makes you more vulnerable to opponents.

"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", Google says. As a bonus, players who earn lots of points receive power-ups like speed boosts and night vision.

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