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Google's Homepage Is Now A Clever Multiplayer Halloween Game

Google's Homepage Is Now A Clever Multiplayer Halloween Game

Here is all you need to know about the Halloween Google Doodle game including what is it, how to play it and win it, and what is a Google Doodle.

In the game, you play a cute ghost whose objective is to collect "Spirit Flames".

The Great Ghoul Duel is a great little time-waster, and I mean that as a honest compliment. The goal in the Great Ghoul Duel is to collect "spirit flames" and bring them back to your home base.

You can even receive power-ups like speed boosts and night vision by picking up turning in enough spirit flames, and you'll see just how well you did relative to the other players when the match comes to an end.

This is the first time a Google Doodle has offered multiplayer gameplay. Hence, there's a nice sprinkling of mechanical tension between collecting as many spirits as you can before returning to your base, and avoiding having them cheekily swept up by an opponent.




The spirit flames are located around several Halloween-themed maps that players navigate through using either a mouse or arrow keys.

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.

The more you get, the longer the chain-link gets.

Before venturing in, though, a word of warning: If it's like Google's other Doodle games, it'll likely be highly addicting. The more you deposit in one go, the better bonuses you get.

Players can take a tutorial to understand the game. Click on it to start the game.


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