Atari Breakout – Google Celebrates The 37th Anniversary Of Atari’s Breakout With Image Search Easter Egg

If you’re an old-school gaming nerd, you should probably remember game created by Atari called Breakout. The scene was simple: just hit a ball around and break things/blocks. Don’t let the ball get past you, or you gonna lose. It was heavily influenced by Pong.

The game’s introduction was 37 years ago, in 1976. Whether it was in April or May of that year, Google has decided to celebrate the occasion with a easter egg in Google Image Search that will suck all of your free/working time from you.

It’s good to see Google doing these kinds of things away from their normal doodle, especially since a lot of their users might not remember what Breakout is!

Go to Google Image Search and just type in “ atari breakout ”. You won’t get to click through images though…instead the experience gets turned into a fully interactive and playable Breakout game, using the search results as blocks:

Atari Breakout

You can play with your keyboard arrow keys, or use you mouse.

Have fun 🙂 and share your score.

Source: Google

Nuno Ricardo Da Silva – Creative – Criativo – Comunicação Online – Online Communication – Web Design – Design – Porto – Design Porto – Web Design Porto – Designer Porto

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