Having a spotty internet connection especially on WiFi can be particularly annoying when you have something pressing- like sending an email, downloading documents or simply streaming online content. To pass the downtime, Google Chrome introduced a retro Dino game that works right in the browser. The browser recently celebrated its 10th-year anniversary and the Easter Egg special got a birthday makeover with cake, balloons and even a birthday hat.
How to play Chrome’s offline Dino game
It’s quite simple really, users simply need to turn off an active internet connection via WiFi or LAN; open a new tab and press the spacebar button to start the game. Or chrome users can visit “chrome://dino/” to start the game in a new tab.
The endless runner T-Rex Dino game was introduced back in 2014 and was designed to be an Easter Egg within the ‘you-are-offline’ page. The theme of going back to prehistoric age is a play on the ‘No Internet’ back then sort of a thing. The game is pretty straightforward and users can make Dino run, duck and jump.
The game received good response from markets with unreliable or expensive mobile data such as India, Brazil, Mexico or Indonesia. Users can play the game without having to wait for the Internet to die down by visiting chrome://dino as mentioned earlier. The page offers an arcade mode so players can train in a full-window experience.
Alan, one of the developers of the game mentioned, “Over the years, the game got a few upgrades, like pterodactyls and night mode. The latest one rolled out this week: a special “anniversary edition” for Chrome’s 10th birthday. Look out for cake, balloons, and a fancy birthday hat.”