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Google introduces multiplayer ghost game with new Doodle

01 November, 2018, 09:09 | Author: Tara Roberts
  • Whee I'm a ghost

Google's Doodles - near-daily re-imaginings of the company logo - have become so elaborate in recent years that it was only a matter of time until the company turned the Doodle into a full-fledged, multiplayer game.

Ghosts can 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.

So, this Halloween, we've got the Great Ghoul Duel. The ghost with the most flames at the end of the game wins.

The new Google Doodle game is called The Great Ghoul Duel, and it's an online multiplayer game about a bunch of ghosts floating around and stealing souls from each other. Hence, there's a nice sprinkling of mechanical tension between collecting as many spirits as you can before returning to your base, and avoiding having them cheekily swept up by an opponent.

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Several systems that run on the Google Cloud Platform made Google's first multiplayer game possible. The spirits follow you around in a trail like JRPG characters, and if an opposing player collides with it they automatically steal that portion of the spirits you've collected. The former uses the mouse or arrow keys to move, and the latter uses a touchscreen joystick.

There are different perks in the game like speed boosts, night vision, and other special powers that ghosts can unlock if they collect a large number of spirit flames at one go.

You can play the game on either desktop or mobile.

Additionally, you can play with random people or host a game. You can send the link to as many as seven people.


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