Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Google remembers Roswell's 66th anniversary

Google's latest doodle celebrates the 66th anniversary of the Roswell incident - one of the most important historical events in UFO history ever, and one of the longest kept cover-ups by the government.
You may have seen this saucer animation up on the front page google the other day - it was actually an interactive animation:

According to Google, Doodles are “the fun, surprising, and sometimes spontaneous changes that are made to the Google logo to celebrate holidays, anniversaries, and the lives of famous artists, pioneers and scientists.” Today’s Doodle -- a point and click game -- celebrates the 66th anniversary of one of the most enduring legends in the United States.
“We wanted to do something special for the 66th anniversary of the Roswell incident. So we thought, what if we imagined the story from the alien's point of the view?" said Kevin Laughlin who worked on the Doodle.
 "We came up with this interactive game where you play as the alien. It was sort of inspired by those point-and-click adventures from when we were kids, like Monkey Island and King's Quest," he said. "
We had fun designing a 40's-era New Mexico landscape, and it's all from the alien's point of view, so horseshoes and feed sacks get treated as serious artifacts, and chatting with a cow or chicken is just as novel as meeting a human for the first time.”
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