What just happened? To celebrate the opening of the Tokyo Olympics, Google has released a 16-bit game called Doodle Champion Island Games. With a “cathlete” named Lucky, you will explore the island to find and collect the seven sacred scrolls to restore balance. The game can now be accessed via Google com.
Since Japan was designated as the host of the 2020 Summer Olympics, it has become clear that video games will play a significant role in the theme of the event. The Land of the Rising Sun has always had a close relationship with video game culture, creating some of the most popular consoles, including PlayStation, all Nintendo consoles, and mega-franchises such as Super Mario, Pokémon, Sonic, among many others.
To keep the video game theme, Google commemorated the 2020 Tokyo Olympics by releasing Doodle Champion Island Games, an interactive doodle made in collaboration with Tokyo-based Studio 4ºC. In this game, you play as the calico “cathlete” Lucky, who has to defeat the seven sports champions and retrieve all the sacred scrolls.
Each sacred scroll is associated with one of seven sports: table tennis, skateboarding, archery, rugby, artistic swimming, rock climbing, and marathon. All of these sports are featured at the Tokyo Summer Olympics, of course.
Studio 4ºC commented on the creative process behind the characters, which began by identifying “popular stories and tales from around the country with highly recognized characters.” The team then “connected those folk tales and characters to each of the sporting events included in the game,” hoping to “convey the country’s rich and diverse natural beauty, including tropical beaches, forests, and snow-capped mountains. underwater”.
To play, visit Google com and hit the play button on the Doodle Champion Island Games sprite.
After the introduction, you will have an introduction area that will introduce you to the seven sports and the four teams, Blue Ushi, Red Karasu, Yellow Inari, Green Kappa. Pick one and help him reach the top spot on the leaderboard by playing the game.
In related news, the Tokyo 2020 Olympics opening ceremony was filled with original video game soundtracks. Songs such as the theme song for Final Fantasy, the theme for Kingdom Hearts Mount Olympus, and Nier’s Song of the Ancients played in the background as the national Olympic teams performed.