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Google’s Halloween Doodle let’s you play ‘trick or treat’ with creepy creatures

And turn your home into a haunted house while you're at it

Google’s Halloween Doodle let’s you play ‘trick or treat’ with creepy creatures
Holly Pyne
31 October 2019

Can you really celebrate any holiday season if there’s not a Google Doodle to go along with it? Well, technically you probably could, but where is the fun in that?

This Halloween - which is today in case you need to run out and grab sweets on your way home - the team behind the Google Doodle have brought you a menagerie of creepy creatures.


The collaboration with animal conservation charity WWF is a full interactive animation filled with wild animals of the night including a black jaguar, tarantula, snowy owl, vampire bat and grey wolf.


You’ll find them lurking behind the doors of the Doodle ready to jump out, before getting you to choose between a ‘trick’ or ‘treat’.


Unfortunately, there are no sweets for those who choose ‘treat’ - instead you will be given a titbit of information about the animal.


Google’s Halloween Doodle let’s you play ‘trick or treat’ with creepy creatures


If you’re on the wilder side and choose ‘trick’ - you will see a fun little animation of the animal as it embraces the spooky season.


That’s not all Google has planned this Halloween, as they also intend to turn your home into a haunted house.


Those of you with Google Assistants will be able to get your smart speaker to play eerie sounds, ghoulish noises or even tell you a fact about the frightful night.


Fancy trying it out yourself? Why not start with the command ‘scare me’ and go from there - good luck!