Finally, Google has come up with the solution to boredom. Google has added an endless runner game into Chrome Canary which Google describes as “the most bleeding-edge official version of Chrome and somewhat of a mix between Chrome dev and the Chromium snapshot builds.”. Discovered by Chrome evangelist François Beaufort, this small endless runner game seems to be hidden(kind of) in the latest version of Chrome’s Canary build.In this game, you attempt to survive as a cute T-Rex dinosaur by jumping over cacti.
The game is only accessible when the browser detects you’re offline, on the ‘Unable to connect to the Internet’ error page. It’s completely hidden unless you know where to look.
In order to launch the game, you’ll need to take your system offline and attempt to connect to a webpage
After that, you’ll receive a connection error message loaded with the little T-Rex icon. Once at this screen, tap the spacebar and watch the little dinosaur get hurled into an endless runner game where it constantly has to jump over cactuses or cacti, depending on who you ask.
The game will track your progress with a high score count, including pings of celebration upon every 100 points you make. Unfortunately, your score will disappear after you refresh the page, but hopefully you’ll be reconnected by that point.
The endless running game is a classic genre, one that has been recently revived on mobile devices. Google may have brought it over to the desktop first, but one wouldn’t be surprised if the goal was to have it work across all versions of Chrome, including on Android and iOS.
It is likely to be seen by the end of the year.