Happy Halloween! features in interactive Google Doodle

31 Oct 2012

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Google's Happy Halloween! Google Doodle

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Internet search giant Google is wishing users a happy Halloween through an interactive Google Doodle on its homepage today, complete with spooky sound effects.

Today’s stylised Google logo features a row of front doors, ready for the witching hour with jack-o-lanterns and a hanging skeleton decoration. The skeleton motions to door No 13, inviting users to ‘knock’ on it, by clicking on it.

Users are supposed to click on each door, behind which a monster, mummy, ghost, pair of eyeballs and one-eyed octopus reside.

But that’s not all – clicking on each creature results in a sound: the monster roars, the mummy moans, the ghost disappears in a swoosh, the eyeballs blink, and the octopus swoops around. Click on the skeleton, and it will perform a little dance, too.

There’s even a black cat that pops out of a rubbish bin.

Users have the option of turning the sounds – which include a screeching cat – on and off, by clicking on the mute sign on the right.  

Doodle

Google’s Happy Halloween! Google Doodle as it appears when users land on the Google homepage

Tina held senior editorial positions at daily newspapers in Ottawa and Toronto

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