|Google Takes on Roswell UFO|
|By JON M. CHANG (@JonMChang)||Jul 8, 2013, 11:11 AM|
Roswell, N.M., is the birthplace of Demi Moore, home to the Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art and the landing spot for Felix Baumgartner's free-fall at the edge of space.
But it's main claim to fame is it's the place where the United States had one of its first encounters with an unidentified flying object.
Google is no stranger to interactive doodles. For the London 2012 Olympics, the company let users control a virtual runner jumping over hurdles. On Pac-Man's 30th anniversary, the company transformed its iconic logo into playable version of the arcade game.
Today's doodle is one of Google's most engaging yet, casting the player as a Roswell alien recovering the missing parts of its flying saucer. Along the way, it allows you to explore a farm in Roswell, feed chickens and grow a magic bean stalk. For those who are stuck, several Youtube users have posted videos on how to beat the game.
Regardless of whether you believe the government is covering up its first encounter with extraterrestrial intelligence or that the conspiracy theorists are completely off their rockers, there's one thing most everyone can agree on: The Roswell doodle is a fun way to kill a few minutes of the workday.