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What appears to be the first interactive Google Doodle

Posted by fabriziogiudici on November 23, 2011 at 4:34 AM PST

I might be wrong, but Google just published what appears to be, at least to my knowledge (I could have missed some other in the past) the first interactive Doodle. It's in honor of Stanisław Lem, sci-fi writer of Solaris fame (please, if you have time, watch the Tarkovskij's movie rather than - or in addition to - the Soderberg one, even though Tarkovskij is harder to follow) and at a certain point during an animation a robot appears. It challenges you with a math quiz and you can interact with it to go on. Then a further challenge appears... but at this point I have to go back to a meeting. ;-)

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 I agree that the JavaScript-based Pac-man doodle ...

I agree that the JavaScript-based Pac-man doodle celebrating Pac-man's 30th anniversary is probably the most famous and most sophisticated interactive Google doodle, but I also liked the Muppets doodle celebrating 75 years since Jim Henson's birthday.

The pacman one was interactive - you can play it.

The pacman one was interactive - you can play it.

Off the top of my head: Pacman, Les Paul, Jules ...

adrmil wrote:

The pacman one was interactive - you can play it.

Off the top of my head: Pacman, Les Paul, Jules Verne (HD version), Buckyball, Jim Henson, and Art Clokey doodles were all interactive (can't find a link for the last few; there's video of each on YouTube).

Ok, so it seems I missed a lot of stuff about Google ...

Ok, so it seems I missed a lot of stuff about Google Doodles. I think I can declare this blog post of mine as one of the most useless ever.

The pacman one was interactive - you can play it.

Thank you. I missed that.