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COVID-19: Google once again brings its popular interactive Doodle games for people staying indoors

The interactive doodle ‘Coding for Carrots’ had first appeared on the Google homepage on December 4, 2017.

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With COVID-19 severely impacting communities around the world, people and families everywhere are practising social distancing much more seriously. Now, to keep people staying indoors entertained, Google has launched a throwback Doodle series looking back at some of its popular interactive Google Doodle games.

Today’s Doodle “Coding for Carrots” — the first coding Doodle ever – had first appeared on Google on December 4, 2017. Google was, then, celebrating fifty years of coding languages for kids.

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In the interactive Doodle, you program and help a furry friend across 6 levels in a quest to gather its favourite food by snapping together coding blocks based on the Scratch programming language for kids.

“Coding for Carrots” doodle was developed through the close teamwork of not one or two but three teams: the Google Doodle team, Google Blockly team and researchers from MIT Scratch.

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In 2017, Champika Fernando, one of the project’s most passionate collaborators at MIT, had then said, “With Scratch, kids can create their own interactive stories, games, and animations, using coding blocks just like the ones in today’s Doodle. They can also share their projects in an online community with millions of other kids around the world. We believe all kids should have the opportunity to develop their confidence with the technology that surrounds us.”

Now, millions of people around the world can once again enjoy their first experience with coding. “It makes me happy to think of all of the nine-year-olds who will get their first coding experience playing with today’s Doodle. My hope is that people will find this first experience appealing and engaging, and they’ll be encouraged to go further. In some ways, it’s very different from my first coding experience many years ago, but I hope it will be just as inspiring and influential for them,” she had stated at time of first rolling out of this “Coding for Carrots” doodle.

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In this “Coding for Carrots” doodle by Google, all you have to do is simply help the rabbit to collect his favourite food by monitoring its movement along a block of tiles. For this, you need to instruct the rabbit whether it has to “go forward” or he need to “turn left or right” till the time he doesn’t head towards its goal.

Do let us know about your experience with this Google Doodle in the comments section below.

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