Google hid a secret text adventure game in search: Here's how to play

This week a new Google Search easter egg was discovered in the wild, complete with a whole bunch of adventurous paths one might take. To play Google's most recently-discovered in-product game, one must drop in on the English-language interface for Google Search. To find the game, on a desktop computer, in Google Search, search for the terms "text game" or "text adventure."

Once you've searched the terms above, initialize the game with the Dev Console. To do this, press Ctrl+Shift+J if you're using Windows or Cmd+Option+J if you're on an Apple computer. This should work on most web browsers – but if it doesn't for you, you're probably using Safari or Internet Explorer, and shame on you. Get Firefox or Chrome or Opera or, if you HAVE to, get Microsoft Edge.

Once you're in the game, you'll be doing some typing. You'll explore the things around you and you'll find yourself in the midst of a wonderful adventure the likes of which you've never seen before. Also make sure you don't start playing unless you've got around 45 minutes to play until the end!

Unfortunately, this is not a mobile game. If you're using an Android or iOS device, you might instead want to have a peek at a game that's sorta text-based, sorta graphics-based. If you want to pay $4 to get the most awesome graphic design-friendly role playing (text-based) game for iOS, head over to DEVICE 6 in the App Store.

If you're on Android and you'd like a very simple – insanely deep, diverse, intensely full-of-life RPG, you should check out EvoLand This game is compatible with most devices (MOST devices) and costs around $5 USD. After that there are no in-game purchases or hidden costs, and no ads.

Or you could just go to [A DARK ROOM] on basically any device, ever. There you'll be taken on ANOTHER adventure the likes of which you've never seen before. Because there's nothing to see – save in your own mind's eye!