Many people play one of Google’s games and move on after futzing around for a few minutes. The only real-time their work in the gaming industry has taken shape or really tried to move the needle was the now defunct Stadia cloud streaming service.
What no one really takes notice of is that the company has a ton of fantastic game developers with a great creative spirit and polished talent that’s just going to waste. Most recently, they put together a little mini-game for the Arts & Culture initiative to teach users about Mesoamerican culture. Before that, I distinctly remember being surprised by the quality of Google I/O Adventure.
If you’re looking to get a taste of this untapped potential while celebrating Halloween today, you can check out the revamped 2018 Google Doodle game release ‘The Great Ghoul Duel‘. The goal of the game is to face off with your team against another in an effort to collect the most wandering spirit flames and return them to your home base within a two-minute time limit. The friction comes in when opponents intercept or steal your spirits by colliding with you. To spice up the gameplay, you can collect speed boosts, night vision, and more.
Join in as ghosts around the world gather to play their own version of Trick-or-Treat: The Great Ghoul Duel! Ghosts team up and compete to see who can collect the most wandering spirit flames before the moon is gone….but not without some unexpected twists along the way.Google.com/doodles
New achievements have been added to The Great Ghoul Duel, so see if you can collect them all! You can play directly through the Google Doodle archive at any time, or right now by visiting google.com as usual. Just hover over the spooky Doodle and click the play button.
Last year, Google released an updated version of my favorite Halloween Doodle game, Magic Cat Academy. Seriously, both of these games are worth trying out, but the art in Ghoul Duel is incredibly cute, so be sure to give it a try before you lose the holiday spirit. Happy gaming!