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Wouter Schut [PersonRank 10]

Friday, May 21, 2010
7 years ago10,377 views

Don't know why....but it is cool!


google.com/logos/pacman10-hp.p ...


[added doodle ~ hebbet]

answerfinder [PersonRank 1]

7 years ago #

PAC-MAN+30th+Anniversary
It's on UK as well.

JEShack [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

It's playable. Press insert coin/i'm feeling lucky button.

Aery [PersonRank 1]

7 years ago #

Not only at Google.nl , its all over even at google.com.

Fun to play, but its making annoying sound

JEShack [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

googleblog.blogspot.com/2010/0 ...

teh logo:


google.com/logos/pacman10-hp.p ...



PacMan
Controls: ↑←↓→

Ms. PacMan: Insert coin twice
Controls: WASD

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Global, global

google.com/search?q=PAC-MAN+30 ...

Zim [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Amazing!!!!!!!!!!

pokemo [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

it reminds me this game gamerskyway.com/index.php?para ...

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

I was thinking it was cool, then realised that flash was disabled :P LOVE IT!

First time a game character has been given a logo?

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

the file behind it:


google.de/logos/pacman10-hp-sp ...

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

hahahhahaa nice with sounds

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

I never thought I'd see the day when the google.com home page would feature animated graphics and uninvited sound.

JEShack [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

They're using flash for sound fx.

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Anyway I need to save a copy :-)

drtimofey [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Google just made a big move to remove "I'm feeling lucky" button....

Something is telling me that they won't be putting it back on... or maybe removing it in the near future.

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

> Google just made a big move to remove "I'm feeling lucky" button....

The "I'm feeling lucky" button is still there, in the drop-down box that appears once you start typing.

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Next month Tetris? :-)

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

tetris had its doodle last year


google.com/logos/tetris09.gif


(25th birthday)

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

You started that thread in 2009 :)

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Ooops, link:

blogoscoped.com/forum/155642.h ...

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Lol, I'm getting searches to my website for "Disable Doodle Google" (in Dutch)

JEShack [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

They've added an option to Mute. Had anyone managed to copy before it's gone? This is so good to archive.

JEShack [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #


i.imgur.com/fNjWJ.png


Google copied the kill screen as well. :)

found via:
searchengineland.com/google-pa ...

Above 23 comments were made in the forum before this was blogged,

me [PersonRank 8]

7 years ago #

It is made by Polish programmer working at Google. Interview with the author is available here (in Polish): googlepolska.blogspot.com/2010 ...

JEShack [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

It's good to hear that. polish ftw.

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Well, there are 256 levels, not doing that. I´ve played 6 minutes to record a video, then stopped :-). Going to save a copy of the game today, nice for the archive.

rustybrick.com/google-pacman-c ...

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

FYI: You get taken to the [PAC-MAN 30th Anniversary] results when you run out of lives ("Game Over" displays for a couple of seconds first).

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

The iGoogle version of the logo: Not playable :-)


img0.gmodules.com/logos/pacman ...

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Anniversary site at

pacman.com/en/

Earthgrammy [PersonRank 0]

7 years ago #

I wonder if the people at Google have Googled "Google pacman annoying". You've lost a lot of users over this. I mean, people are UPSET. We're not all 12 years old and into playing games on the computer. Many people use their computers for work and have found this whole thing extremely annoying and INTRUSIVE.

Next time you come up with a "cute" idea, please remember that your customers represent a wide range of age groups and interests. The tribute was okay, but could have been done with a simple graphic.

So, when will it go away? Every time I see it now I get aggravated. The birthday was yesterday, right?

Cookie Lee [PersonRank 9]

7 years ago #

Well, here's a portable version of Google Pacman, with the latest toggle sound button:
download.kinguploader.com/Down ...

And this is a modified version with which you can embed this game on your website by adding one line of code:
download.kinguploader.com/Down ...

NOTE: The sound won't load unless you upload them to a web server.

drtimofey [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

[put at-character here]Earthgrammy

I kind of have to agree with you. The worst part is Pacman automatically playing music. I can imagine somebody sitting in a tense office meeting and out of nowhere Pacman music starts playing! :)

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

[put at-character here]Earthgrammy Yes people do, I got a few,
[Up] blogoscoped.com/forum/171144.h ...

The doodle is staying 48 hours so tomorrow it will be gone. At first the sound was played automatic but now Google added a mute button because of many complaints on the Google forum.

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

The game is still there today :)

JEShack [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

According to searchengineland, it will last till May 22 8am Pacific Time.
But it's...
wwp.greenwichmeantime.com/time ...

I missed the Google logo.

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

It was exactly 48 hours here. I've made a copy of the game to archive it with all the other doodles.

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Yes, it'sgone now.

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

google.com/pacman/

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Ha just noticed the tweet about that url! Cool that they made it availible that way.

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

googleblog.blogspot.com/2010/0 ...

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Lol: blog.rescuetime.com/2010/05/24 ...

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Thanks JEShack and others about the exact facts!

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Quoting Rescuetime.com blog:

"....
If we take Wolfram Alpha at its word, Google had about 504,703,000 unique visitors on May 23. If we assume that our userbase is representative, that means:

   * Google Pac-Man consumed 4,819,352 hours of time (beyond the 33.6m daily man hours of attention that Google Search gets in a given day)
...."

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