Today’s Google Doodle is a Halloween multiplayer game
Whee, I'm a ghost.
Whee, I’m a ghost.

Image: stan Schroeder/Mashable/Google

2016%2f09%2f16%2f6f%2fhttpsd2mhye01h4nj2n.cloudfront.netmediazgkymdezlza1.53aeaBy Stan Schroeder

Google’s Doodles — near-daily re-imaginings of the company logo — have become so elaborate in recent years that it was only a matter of time until the company turned the Doodle into a full-fledged, multiplayer game. 

So, this Halloween, we’ve got the Great Ghoul Duel. The game is a simple but playable arcade in which you, a ghost, team up with other ghosts to collect “Spirit Flames.”

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To play, move around with arrow keys, collect little flame thingies, which add up behind you, creating a tail of sorts. Bring them to your base to collect bonuses such as a speed boost. Whichever team has the most of these when the game timer’s up, wins. 

Yeah, I'm not very good at this game.

Yeah, I’m not very good at this game.

Image: Stan Schroeder/Mashable/Google

To make it more interesting, you can also steal Spirit Flames from the competition by touching their tail, which allows for some tactical decisions: Are you going to collect the flames, or are you going to specialize in stealing them from the competitor team?

The best part of the game is that you can actually play with friends and family. At the start of the game, click “Host Game,” and you’ll get a special invite link that you can send out. A maximum of 8 players can play at the same time.

Check out the game here, and check out other Google Doodles over here

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