Need something new to play while bored and stuck at home? Google’s bringing back some of its most popular Google Doodle games to help.
For the next two weeks, the search giant will be featuring some of the most popular logo games on its eponymous homepage. Monday’s kickoff Doodle is 2017’s Coding for Carrots game, in which you complete steps to guide a rabbit to a carrot.
Google has slots for nine additional games listed as “coming soon” but it remains to be seen if classics such as Pac-Man, the Rubik’s Cube or the free-throw contest will make returns during this run.
“As COVID-19 continues to impact communities around the world, people and families everywhere are spending more time at home,” the company said in a statement on its Google Doodles website. “In light of this, we’re launching a throwback Doodle series looking back at some of our popular interactive Google Doodle games!”
It’s not only popular Google Doodle games that are enjoying a resurgence in the age of coronavirus. As the desire to escape our own company mounts to historic levels, long-lost hobbies are also making a comeback.
But while we could sneer at people being so “unfashionable,” the return of boredom and of slower hobbies is actually a good thing.
Prior to the lockdown, far too many of us were leading hectic, overworked, and stressful lives. We had lost the ability to be bored, which can be good for mental health if handled creatively.
So while we obviously can’t wait for life to get back to whatever “normal” looks like, one silver lining of the coronavirus lockdown — and of the reappearance of popular Google Doodle games — could be that we re-learn how to live at a slower pace.
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