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Google sneaks Olympic-themed minigames into its mobile app

Engadget Engadget 5/08/2016 Jamie Rigg
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The 2016 Rio Olympics officially kicks off today with the opening ceremony, and Google's already got the fever. In addition to peppering search results with easy-access schedules, stats, highlights and other pertinent info, big G wants to indulge our competitive sides, too. The 2016 Doodle FruitGames is a collection of seven colorful tap-and-tilt titles playable within the Google app for Android and iOS until August 21st, when the Olympics draw to a close.

Hiding behind the Doodle in Google's mobile app, the games all feature simple control schemes typical to the search giant's previous pick-up-and-play titles. The mixture of endless scrollers, time-sensitive point maximizers and the like are the kinda games you can spend two minutes playing or dump hours into, ensuring you've got the best sprinting strawberry time of all your peers. And who knows... being a champion spider-riding, hurdling grape around might well be your calling.


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