Today is the 37th anniversary of the Atari game Breakout. You remember that game, you swung a paddle to keep a ball in the air to hit tiles and earning points. Originally created by Nolan Bushnell and Steve Bristow, Breakout debuted in 1976 as an alternative to the game Pong.
Today, Google released a Easter egg that will guarantee time wasted from work and home. To reach the Atari Breakout game, go to the Google Image search and type “Atari Breakout.” Then all the pictures will collapse and form into the Google game “Image Breakout!”
If you complete a level, don’t worry, Google will do another image search and start a new level! Make sure you keep your mouse pointer inside the black area or the paddle will stop working. To start playing the game, click here!
- Google Commemorates The 37th Anniversary Of Atari’s Breakout With Image Search Easter Egg (techcrunch.com)
- Do a Google imagesearch for ‘Atari Breakout’ and let the rest of your day disappear (nbcnews.com)
- Google’s latest Easter egg: Atari Breakout game (metronews.ca)
- Google Lets You ‘Breakout’ of Image Search with Retro Atari Easter Egg (techland.time.com)