Today’s Google Doodle celebrates Tokyo Olympics and lets you play some fun video games
In today’s interactive doodle, you can play the games as Lucky, the Ninja Cat, and you can also choose a team to be a part of. The games you win get added up on the global leaderboard.
Today's Google Doodle is a fun, interactive one and it celebrates the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics 2020. The animated Doodle Champion Island Games comes has seven mini-games you can play, a whole bunch of daring side quests, and also legendary opponents you can take on. You play as Lucky, the Ninja Cat, and once you win one game, you can pick which team you want to be a part of - Blue, Red, Yellow, or Green. There is also a real-time global keyboard that you will be a part of and the games you win will be added to that.
The seven games you can play include table tennis, skateboarding, archery, rugby, climbing, swimming, and marathon. All these mini games can be seen as illustrated badges under Lucky on the Google Doodle. You can play these games using just the arrow keys on your keyboard and the space button. You unfortunately cannot play these games on the smartphone.
The cutscene animations and characters for the Doodle Champion Island Games have been made by a Tokyo-based studio. "First, we identified stories and folktales from all over the country with characters that are highly recognised. Next, we connected those folktales and characters with each of the sport events included in the game,” the creators said.
"We hope people enjoy the game and make it to the end! But also convey that by completing the mini-games, Lucky brings happiness in the form of flowers and dangos (three colour dumplings)... which will be a treat to everyone in the world!" they added.
The Tokyo Olympics 2020 are kicking off today after being deferred for a year due to the global pandemic. Japan has banned spectators from all venues so only the participating athletes are going to be around along with organisers. India has 120 athletes participating in the Tokyo Olympics 2020 Olympics. And there are 228 members including officials, coaches, support staff, athletes, and alternate athletes from India taking part in the games.