Google has released a cute Valentines Day Game here’s how you play it
WITH the day of love just around the corner, Google has created a special game as its Doodle.
Themed around Valentine’s Day, Google’s homepage on Monday is an interactive game where users aid a cute pangolin’s quest for love – so what is it all about?
What is Google’s Valentine’s Day doodle game?
Google has created a games series for Valentine’s Day around endangered animals looking for love, with Monday’s one being dedicated to the pangolin.
The fun four-level game centres on a pangolin rolling to China to meet its mate face-to-face on the big day.
For the Doodle, Google worked with the World Wildlife Fund to help spread awareness about the pangolin, and included a link so players can donate to the cause.
The game took a six-person team of animators and engineers a year to develop, and is one of the company’s most in-depth Doodles ever, according to cnet.
What is a pangolin?
A pangolin is a cute animal found across Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, which is sadly the most trafficked mammal in the world.
It is often known as a “scaly anteater” thanks to its tough scales that protect it from predators.
When it is threatened it is able to quickly curl up into a tight ball.
The solitary mammals burrow for ants and termites using their long, sticky tongues, and are able to swim and use their keen sense of smell to find food.
These once widespread animals are now a protected species, with over a million being taken from their natural habitat to be used in traditional Chinese medicine or eaten.
There are eight species of pangolin and all face threat from trafficking.
How do you play Google’s Valentine’s Day doodle game?
Users can play the game on Google’s homepage on iPhones, Androids and desktop computers where they quest to help a love-struck pangolin reach its mate.
Game players help the creature roll to four different countries, including the Philippines and Ghana, jumping over obstacles and collecting love-themed items.
Movement is done using the left and right arrow keys for direction, with the space bar enabling the pangolin to jump.
There are four levels in total, with three minutes allowed for each level.
Items along the way, items are collected to help make love-themed presents for the pangolin’s beau.
- Level One – cocoa beans for a cake
- Level Two – musical notes for a song
- Level Three – ribbons for lanterns
- Level Four – flowers for a bouquet
You need 150 of each item to make the present, and you can attempt the game again if you do not succeed.
How long will Google’s Valentine’s Day Doodle game run for?
The game will run until Valentine’s Day, and you can play it as many times as you wish to help the pangolin reach its mate.