So I'm starting to write this post on Friday evening, and the week at work was a bit stressful this time around, so you could probably put one of those apps designed to entertain cats in front of me, and it would do the trick in helping my mind drift away for a while. But...I'm pretty sure there's something special about the current Google Doodle. It's an entire mini-retro-RPG themed around a series of sporting events on Doodle Champion Island (celebrating the Tokyo Olympics, of course). There's exploration, quests, teams, cute anthro characters, music in a classic style, anime interludes, and (perhaps most entertaining of it all) minigames like synchronized swimming (a rhythm game) and rugby (vs. ogres on Oni Island). All with a 16-bit look.
|Heading toward the recruitment site...|
As of late into Saturday night, I have probably accomplished less than I meant to at this point in the weekend thanks to this game. But...it actually feels like time pretty well spent. Not that my stamp of approval means much to the tech monolith, but nicely done, Google.
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