Google is celebrating the 2016 Rio Olympics, and to mark the occasion, it has debuted a series of mini games that - you guessed it right - have the Olympics as its theme.
The Olympic-themed interactive doodles are dubbed 2016 Doodle Fruit Games and will kick off alongside the 2016 Rio Olympics, which starts on Friday, Aug. 5, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
"The summer just got sweeter. Today marks the season opener of the 2016 Doodle Fruit Games. For the next couple of weeks in the latest Google app for Android and iOS, journey to an otherwise unassuming fruit stand in Rio, where produce from all over the market are ripe to compete for the title of freshest fruit," notes the company in a blog post.
So over the next two weeks you will be able to engage in mini games that feature fruits like strawberry, pineapple, pear or watermelon and go bananas as they compete against each other in track and field, as well as activities that test skill, stamina and strength. The prize? The glory of being the "freshest fruit."
Google will update the Doodle with a new game each day in the next two weeks, giving enthusiasts a chance to engage in a new mini game every day.
The Doodle is essentially a video where the fruits are playing. When the Doodle ends, one will see that a game similar to the Doodle has been released that day. The game will be available for free for both iOS and Android users. The games, however, will only be playable on Google's app.
The 2016 Doodle Fruit Games will appear once a user opens their Google app on either the Android or iOS device and click the Google Doodle. The games range from hurdles, tennis, mini golf, swimming to water polo - all with a fruity twist!
The player needs to maneuver the fruits through the different courses. Once the event or game ends, they are ranked with stars - one to three. Quite a few of the 2016 Doodle Fruit Games require the gamer to control it by tilting their iOS or Android device. You can control the direction by adjusting the device's angle in many games.
This is not the first Olympic special Google has come up with. We reported a few days ago that Google added highlights across YouTube, Search and Maps to keep people stay abreast on all the Olympic action.