How to access Google's secret text adventure game

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Google is well known for hiding Easter eggs in its software and tools, and a new little treat has just been discovered. Hidden in Google Chrome's developer console is a text adventure game.

While this is not exactly The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, and it's unlikely to draw you away from Fortnite or Assassin's Creed, the game is a simple delight like Chrome's jumping dinosaur. Here's how to access it.

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Start off by firing up Chrome on your PC or Mac and perform a Google search for "text adventure" (without the quotes). If you're on a PC, press Control + Shift + J to activate the developer console; on a Mac, press Cmd + Option + J.

In the console that appears you should see that you're asked a question: "Would you like to play a game?". Type "yes" and you can start playing.

You take on the role of "the same big blue G you've always been" and your mission is to find the rest of the letters that make up the word "Google".

Enjoy the game!

Thanks to Reddit user attempt_number_1 for sharing the discovery.

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