Google loves a good Easter egg. There are dozens upon dozens of eggs hidden across Google’s product portfolio, from utilizing Google Search to flip a coin into researching doctor’s TARDIS on Google Maps.
Google has accumulated a reputation for laying interesting Easter eggs around consistently through the years. The latest one is an old school text adventure game that you can play in the developer console of your browser.
Discovered by a Reddit user attempt number 1, the game can be retrieved by entering the developer’s console after searching for Text adventure or a Text game. It appears to work on the majority of Google’s regional domains as long as you opt for the English language interface.
In the developer console, you are asked whether they’d like to play a game, which starts after entering in the command line. From that moment, the game tells you what’s happening around and prompts to interact with objects and people and move between chambers or rooms.
The game’s protagonist is the capital G from Google’s logo looking for its friends, that is, the other characters, around the online campus of Google in Mountain View California. The game allegedly takes between 30 and sixty minutes to complete.
Here are the complete instructions on how to locate and play the Text Adventure game
1. Search text adventures on Google.
2. Right-click on any place on the search results page and choose Inspect Element.
3. Select the Console tab when the inspector opens up, and you should see the game.
4. You should see a prompt asking in the event that you want to play a game? Type yes and push enter, and the game will start!.
5. You will be playing as the Blue “G” from the Google logo. To get going, follow the prompts, type in word commands (“yes,” “north,” etc.) and, well, stop doing work for a while.
The game does not work in Safari, the game works on Firefox, Microsoft Edge, probably on all Chromium based browsers.