The picture above is known to everyone who has access to the internet. Google Chrome’s offline dinosaur is a game that shows up when you have no internet connection and try to use Chrome browser. In case of no internet connection when we are disappointed we start playing this game and wait until we can see the result of our search. In this article, we review the origin of the game and the reasons why offline dinosaur exists.
Why does offline dinosaur game exist?
The Easter Egg is a dinosaur game, a simple infinite runner game that features the Lonely T-Rex. Somehow got trapped in a desert, the T-Rex runs and has to avoid obstacles like cactus and pterodactyls, with the game speeding up as users progress further.
Knowing you have no internet connection could be very annoying especially if you have something important to browse. In situations like this, you often become angry, disappointed and bored so playing this game can make you feel better so that it easier for you to wait until you have an internet connection again.
What’s the origin of the offline dinosaur game?
There are mainly two reasons why the company has decided to use a T- Rex dinosaur for this matter. The first reason is the importance of the internet. Since the internet has become one of the most important things in our lives and it means connection to the world if we do not have access to it, we sound like dinosaurs of Stone age.
The seco0nd reason is about T- Rex’s small hands. It means the dinosaur cannot reach the internet because its arms aren’t long enough.
Can offline dinosaur be played online?
Since there are some people who actually enjoy playing this game, Google offers it online on Chromedino.com. You can also set the game on “Night” mode or play Mario on this website.
How to play the game
When you have no internet connection the screen above shows up and you see the offline dinosaur- a T- Rex. If you hit the space bar at this time, the dinosaur game will begin. It is a simple game with an easy gameplay. You need to dodge the cacti and birds coming from the right-hand side by using the jump(space key) and duck(down arrow).
As you go further the dinosaur gets faster so you need to be more careful. In case of hitting the obstacles, you will lose the game and have to start over again. You can gain scores by dodging more and more obstacles.
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