Game changer! Google has launched an April Fool’s Day version of Google Maps that allows users to play the classic arcade game Pac-Man on real streets.
Google Map users can access the Pac-Man version by clicking on the icon in the bottom corner of the screen and then using their keyboard to play the game.
The game is accessible on desktop computers and on the Google Maps app and allows you to play on any street currently in the Google Maps system.
In a blog post explaining the game, which also makes clear that it is an April Fool’s Day prank, Michelle Luo, product manager at Google, said: “Over the years, we’ve updated Google Maps to make it more accurate, comprehensive and useful.
“From imagery of the coffee shop down the road to the Taj Mahal, or turn-by-turn navigation that helps you get to your first date on time or find your way to a famous landmark…we’ve worked hard to give people the best possible experience of the world around them. And today we’re introducing our most ambitious update yet: PAC-Maps.
“With local place information and Street View, it’s easier than ever before to find where you’re going but there’s never been anything to let you know where not to go. With this update, we’ve added imagery of dangerous virtual beings, starting with Pinky, Blinky, Inky and Clyde.”
Have you had a go around your Practice yet?