Search ‘Atari Breakout’ in Google Image Search, Return to 1970s

By Daniel Bean

May 14, 2013 10:41am
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Google has brought the arcade right to your image search window with its newest celebratory Easter egg game.

It’s the 37th birthday of the classic Atari game Breakout, and if you type “Atari Breakout” as a Google image search query, you can play the 1970s brick game right inside your browser.

The tiled image results shrink down to form the layers of bricks as the bouncing ball emerges from the bottom of the screen. You can use either the mouse or keyboard arrow keys to control the paddle.

Give it a few tries. When you rack up your best score, you can share it on your Google+ page  from right  inside the game.

READ: YouTube Adds a ‘VHS Mode’ for VCR’s 57th Birthday

There will be even more celebrating this week for Google as the Google I/O developer conference kicks off Wednesday  in San Francisco at 9 a.m.  local time. ABC News will be blogging live from the event as it happens.

In the meantime, you can also check out Google’s other interactive Easter egg at the Google I/O 2013 homepage. Punching in different binary combinations by clicking the giant “I” and “O” on the screen will unlock various  engaging pages – IIOIOOII is a Simon game, IIIOOIII is a two-button cat soundboard and IOOOOOOI is a Pong game.

OK, you all  should have enough to keep yourselves busy until Wednesday’s events begin.

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