History of the Chrome Dino game
If you're here, you're probably wondering when was the Chrome Dino Game made. The Dinosaur Game was created in 2014 and was released to the public in September of the same year. Google released the game across all platforms, including desktops, PCs, tablets, iOS, and Android mobiles and was an instant hit.
However, the initial release of Dinosaur Game did not work on Android devices, especially those that were older. This prompted the Chrome Dino developers to rewrite the whole code to make it work better. Fortunately, the updated code of the Dinosaur Game was released in December 2014.
When the Dinosaur Game was released, the cacti were the only obstacle in the game. The pterodactyls were added as obstacles in 2015 as part of the browser update. On the other hand, the birthday cake, the birthday hat and balloons came later in September 2018 when the game was 4 years old.
The source code to save the player's high score in Chrome Dino was introduced in November 2018.
The Easter egg and the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games widget were an addition to the Dinosaur Game in March 2021.
Apart from the minor updates and tweaks, the Dinosaur Game has largely remained the same since its release eight years ago. Even thought it might seem that the game has stagnated, its future still looks bright.
When does the Dinosaur Game end?
The Dinosaur Game is of the endless runner game genre and has no specific end. In addition, Chrome Dino developers made the game in such a way that it will max out around 17 million years which is a node to the time the T-Rex lived on earth.
When you crash the dino into an obstacle such as the cactus, it can prompt an instant game over – but it is for that session. Even if a player in the Chrome Dino successfully overcomes all the obstacles in the game and attains the game's highest score of 99,999, the game instantly resets itself.
Therefore, the Dinosaur Game does not have an end.
Who created the Dinosaur Game?
The Dinosaur Game was created by a team of Chrome UX developers from Google. The team included Edward Jung, Sebastien Gabriel and Alan Bettes. The three-team members were part of the UX team at Google when they created the Dinosaur Game in 2014.
Edward Jung is a design engineer who runs his own design website and seems to have left the Google Corporation. On the other hand, according to LinkedIn, Sebastien Gabriel is a Senior Staff Designer at Google with extensive experience in User Interface designing. According to his LinkedIn profile, Alan Bettes currently works with YouTube as a UX designer.
The three designers were responsible for coding and writing the Dinosaur Game from scratch. Apparently, it was the first time some of the developers had written a game.
However, the Dinosaur Game is compatible across all platforms and is immensely popular all over the world. Therefore, it is not surprising that Chrome Dino is an instant success for a game that was created by those with no prior experience.