How to Play Google’s Text Adventure Easter Egg in Chrome

Who doesn’t love a good round ofZork ? While you’re unlikely to be swallowed by the Google Grue, you can play the text adventure in the company’s Chrome browser. This is a smart little Easter egg that’s really fun if you have time to kill it. Moreover, the game is not just marketing bullshit for Google products; it actually gets a little tricky and you can ask others for help – and then explain to them how we’re going to explain to you – how to find the game in the first place.

When it comes to Easter eggs, the process is actually pretty simple. First, open Chrome, go to good old Google dot com and search for “text adventure”. Or you can just type “text adventure” into the omnibox and press Enter / Return on your keyboard. Your choice. Or just use this link if you are lazy.

However, before the next step, you need to make sure that you are on the search results page for “text adventure”. When you’re ready, hold Command + Option + J or Control + Shift + J to open the Chrome console. It might look a little ugly, but you should see this line: “Would you like to play a game? (yes/no)“

Obviously your answer is yes. And as soon as you enter it, you start working in a small text-based Google adventure game based on Chrome. Okay, in the end, maybe there’s a little marketing aspect to it, as Google seems to want you to find, “your friends: red o, yellow o, blue g, green l and always the fancy red e?” I wonder what the meaning is.

After you’ve beaten (or given up on adventuring) Google, be sure to check out this wiki for all the other fun things you can find regarding the company’s products and services. Also, tip to Reddit user try_number_1 for finding this text adventure Easter egg. Great job!


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