A Little Fun While Offline: The Dinosaur Game
Ever wondered what to do when you made your payment to your internet subscription and the service provider delays on getting you back online? I have just noticed that on your Google Chrome browser there is a Dinosaur Game that appears when you don’t have internet coverage.
To access this Dinosaur Game all you have to do is to open your Google Chrome Browser be it on PC or Smartphone, type “text Adventure” in the search box. Next step you press Ctrl + shift + I, then type “yes” in the Console that appears. The Chrome dino game is a simple infinite runner, which sees you jump over cacti, and dodge underneath obstacles.
Controls are basic. Press space to jump (and to start the game), and the down arrow to duck. The goal is to survive for as long as humanly (or dinosaurly) possible or at least until your Internet starts working again.
So, I had to run a little research on why the dinosaur theme? The game was released in September 2014. According to Chrome designer Sebastien Gabriel, it’s a play on going back to the “prehistoric ages,” before the existence of ubiquitous Wi-Fi. While this will undoubtedly be alien to some of our younger readers, others will remember only really being able to get online in certain places: home, school, work, and specialist Internet cafés.
Initial designs of the dinosaur character were given the codename “Project Bolan,” which itself is a reference to Marc Bolan, the late lead singer of 1970’s glam rock band T-Rex. You can play the Chrome dino game without turning on Airplane Mode. Just open chrome://dino in your web browser, and you’ll be taken to an “arcade mode” where you can practice in a full-window environment.
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