GOOGLE Doodle is celebrating Halloween with a new browser game to get you in the spooktacular spirit.
The search engine has created a magical academy filled with ghosts and ghouls ready to attack.
The latest Google Doodle is a Halloween special featuring a magic cat
It features a very special magic cat and the aim of the game is to defeat the ghosts using a series of ‘spells’ created by drawing shapes on screen with your mouse.
There are five levels to the game which take place in different locations within the magical academy; the school’s library, cafeteria, a classroom, the gym, and the roof.
The further you progress in the game, the more difficult it becomes to banish the ghouls as the string of symbols become more complicated to draw in quick succession.
Use your mouse to defeat ghosts and ghouls trying to attack the magic cat at school GOOGLE
Use your mouse to defeat ghosts trying to attack the magic cat at school
How do I play the latest Google Doodle?
- GO on to the Google home screen and click play.
- YOU will see colored symbols hovering above the ghosts’ heads.
- THERE are six different shapes you must be able to draw, very quickly, in order to win the battle against the creepy creatures.
- FOR every ghost wiped out, points are scored in the game that stretches across five levels.
- PLAYERS must also draw a heart to replenish their lives.
The game, which was created by Juliana Chen, is proving to be extremely popular with users who have described it as “addictive” and great for “procrastinating at work”.
“You may find yourself trapped in it for hours – time you could be spending today carving up defenseless pumpkins.”
Chen says the idea behind the game’s creation was inspired by her cat Momo.
She had originally thought of making a game about Momo making magic soup, but in the end opted for a wizard school instead.
The symbols become more complicated to draw each time you progress to the next level GOOGLE
The symbols get more complicated to draw when you progress to the next level
The team behind the creation of this year’s Halloween Doodle said they were excited about the “process of dreaming up possibilities” in the game that could have featured an Eiffel Tower spell.
But instead they went for a short game against the clock that has proved to be a big hit.
A Google Doodle creator said: ‘This year’s Halloween Doodle follows freshman feline Momo on her mission to rescue her school of magic.