Chrome Dino Game: Didn’t You Know Its Secret, Too?
Feeling like a Neanderthal when your Internet signal dies? Google understands your pains and offers a cool entertainment to fill in time while your connection to the World Wide Web is trying to come back to life: Chrome dinosaur offline game!
The greatest advantage of this game is that it can be played without the Internet. It is a primitive endless runner game in the Chrome browser. The main character is a cute T-Rex dinosaur trotting somewhere in an ancient desert. Surely, the dinosaur game has its purpose: to avoid cacti and pterodactyls. Though the game seems pretty easy, it does not take long to get hard because the game’s speed will be constantly increasing as you progress further
How To Play Chrome Dinosaur Offline Game?
The game can be launched in the Chrome browser on both desktop and mobile. The control is the simplest: when you see that black dinosaur in your browser signifying that there is no Internet connection, just hit the spacebar to launch the game. The spacebar is also used to leap over obstacles. The down arrow is used to duck. If you are on mobile, just tap the little Chrome Dino to get into action and avoid obstacles, too.
The objective is to survive as long as possible. The background color will shift from light to dark (the alteration of day and night) after reaching certain milestones. The T-Rex game will stop once you fail to avoid the next obstacle or once the Internet signal recovers.
How was the game invented?
Chrome developer Sebastien Gabriel says that their no internet game is the nod to the prehistoric ages, millions of years before the technological boom. And the game’s pixel style is the reference to Google browser’s error illustrations.
Chrome dinosaur offline game got the nickname “Project Bolan” in honor of Marc Bolan, the frontman of “T-Rex’, a legendary rock band of the 1970s. While designing the game, the engineers thought about allotting Dino more features like roaring and kicking but refused this idea to keep the game maximally simplistic or “prehistoric”.
The T-Rex game was first introduced in September 2014, but it did not work on earlier Android OS versions so that Google developers fully completed their brainchild only by December that year.
Now you don’t need to turn Airplane Mode on or disconnect your Internet connection to relish Chrome Dino playtime. Just type “chrome://dino” in the browser address line to start this game in a full window!
The authors claim that this arcade can last as long as 17 million years – exactly for this period, Tyrannosaurus Rex dinosaurs were alive on Earth!