How to Play the Text Adventure Hidden in Google’s Homepage

Date:2 October 2018 Author: Brendon Petersen Tags:,

It’s Monday morning so what better to do than to waste some of your time on a video game? Lucky for you a Redditor has stumbled across an amusing little text adventure that’s baked into the background code of Google’s iconic homepage.

Discovered by Redditor attempt_number_1 and surfaced by Rock Paper Shotgun, the previously unknown Easter egg is buried pretty deep into, so who knows how long it has been waiting undiscovered. To pull it up using Google Chrome, go to and search “text adventure.” Then right click the page and select “inspect,” or use the shortcut Ctrl + Shift + I on Windows, or ⌘ + Shift + I on Mac, and then click the “console” tab on the new window that pops up.


The game you’ll find here is amusing, if a little saccharine and rudimentary; it doesn’t even support two-word commands like other classics of the genre. Of course the appeal is more that this exists at all as opposed to it being a classic in its own right.

And if what you’re really looking for is a classic in its own right, there’s good news: You can play Zork on the web and it looks almost as much like work as a web browser does.

Source: Reddit via Rock Paper Shotgun

Originally posted on Popular Mechanics

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