Google Chrome is the primary choice for most people around the globe when it comes to browsing the web. However, what these people don’t know is that Google also hid a secret text adventure game in its browser which can only be accessed if you search for a particular term.
The game can be found by searching “text adventure” using google.com ( you can try it yourself here
), and then pressing the “Ctrl + Shift + I” combination if you’re on Windows and “Cmd + Shift + I” if you’re using a Mac. If you’re not used to shortcuts, you can also simply right click anywhere on the page and then click on “Inspect”.
After this, you can navigate to the “Console” window in the panel that pops up on the right where you can view the text adventure game in all its glory, complete with instructions and what appears to be a proper story.
The game was first discovered by attempt_number_1 on Reddit
, and according to another Reddit user, the locations detailed in the game correspond to “Google Mountain View buildings 45/47 on Charleston Road”, which possibly hints at a Charleston Campus Google engineer who probably made the game as an Easter egg.
It’s currently unclear how long the game has been available in Chrome for, and the identity of its creator is currently unknown as well. That said, it is important to note that this is not the first Easter egg that has been found in Google Chrome. You can check out an extensive list containing others on Wikipedia as well