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Google Snake Game

Google has a tradition of marking special events with interactive doodles. For the Chinese New Year of the Snake in 2013, they crafted a playful snake game doodle. Drawing inspiration from the beloved Nokia snake game, players could steer the snake using their keyboard or mouse, collecting items and dodging obstacles. Accompanied by festive Chinese New Year melodies and firecrackers, the game added to the holiday's cheer and was featured on Google's homepages in Hong Kong and Taiwan on February 9th, 2013, and in other regions on February 10th, 2013.


What is the Google Snake game?

The Google Snake game, also dubbed Google Matopeli, debuted as a Google doodle on January 29, 2013, in celebration of the Chinese New Year. The doodle turned the Google logo into a playable snake, challenging players to navigate the snake to consume food, avoiding self-collision and walls. With each bite, the snake grew longer, increasing the difficulty. This simple yet addictive design captured the hearts of Google users.

How do you play the Google Snake game?

Control the snake using your keyboard's arrow keys. The snake moves in the direction you press.

The goal is to eat the food that appears on the screen while avoiding collisions. As the snake feeds, it grows and the challenge intensifies. The game's simplicity and addictive nature made it an instant favorite among Google users.