That’s right folks. Google has introduced the ability to play Pacman on Google Maps. Quite why this has been introduced is a mystery, or whether it is indeed some kind of april fools gimmick (Although a little early!)
A post was made on Google’s blog shortly after the feature was introduced:
“With local place information and Street View, it’s easier than ever before to find where you’re going but there’s never been anything to let you know where not to go. With this update, we’ve added imagery of dangerous virtual beings, starting with Pinky, Blinky, Inky and Clyde.
“When navigating fruit-filled streets, determine at a glance which turns to pass to evade ghosts and get where you’re going safely,” wrote Michelle Luo, product manager at Google. “When you’re feeling a bit peckish, you can simply gobble up a few pac-dots or a cherry and keep on nommin’
This isn’t the first time Google has had some fun with Pacman, in 2010 for the game’s 30th aniversary, it transformed the Google logo into a mini Pacman game. This was rumored to have cost millions of hours of lost productivity world wide. Who wouldn’t want to play Pacman?
It wouldnt be the first time Google has pulled pranks this time of year. On April 1st last year, the Google Maps facility was transformed into a Pokemon game where players could travel around the world and capture Pokemon and view them in a mini Pokedex.
Well played Google. Off to play some Pacman now (Again)… Be right back.
Source & Instructions: Google