The world's largest search engine comes into the Halloween spirit today with a special playable Google Doodle. Although Google has busted the game Doodles earlier (included for Halloween 2016), this is the first time the information giant has made a multiplayer game that players can jump in with other people online. Think of it as the opposite of Slither.io .
The rules for Trick-or-Treat: The Great Ghoul Duel are simple. You play a cute clue that picks up the "spirits" and brings them back to your base for points. All non-deposited spirits will trace behind you like a tail. The trick is that anyone touching your tail can steal your uninhabited spirits ̵
"In a Doodle first, players can choose to host up to seven friends and family via a custom invite link OR only games with casual players around the world," read the blog post that announces the game. "The team built several systems to enable this multiplayer game, which everyone runs on Google Cloud Platform, including the integration of Open Match, a highly scalable open-source collaboration collaboration by Google Cloud and Unity."
You can play it here; just click on the picture. Pro Tip: You can rack up a quick high score by waiting in the midfield and scratching your rivals to score points … or when everyone else does, find that side of your base as no user and collect spirits on your leisure while everyone else sniper each other.