Google released doodle logos today to mark the start of the Tokyo Olympics. Choose the modified logo and you can play “Doodle Champion Island Games”, a cover flooded with anime featuring sports mini-games. Google says it is the largest interactive doodle logo ever made.
You control a cat Lucky in a pixel landscape dotted with Japanese landmarks. Once you join one of several teams marked with colors, you can participate in mini-games, including table tennis and skateboarding. The controls are relatively simple, relying on various combinations of arrow keys and spacers. We won gold in table tennis and performed kick-flips and faki while we skateboarded with ease. The Doodle logo will be retained for weeks to come, adding new games along the way.
And the cut scenes are pretty lush. According to Google, the interactive doodle was created in collaboration with STUDIO4 ° C, the Tokyo-based animation house behind feature films like Tekkonkinkrete. He also worked on an action-adventure puzzle game Catherine. You can find out more about Doodle Champion Island games in the behind-the-scenes video below.
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