Google's Great Ghoul Duel lets you form teams with friends and family or play with random strangers around the world.
The Great Ghoul Duel is a great little time-waster, and I mean that as a honest compliment.
Games run for two minutes, and whichever team collects the most points wins.
Google has another Halloween treat for fans of its Doodle games - its first-ever multiplayer game. Hence, there's a nice sprinkling of mechanical tension between collecting as many spirits as you can before returning to your base, and avoiding having them cheekily swept up by an opponent.
To play the game, go to Google.
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To make it more interesting, you can also steal Spirit Flames from the competition by touching their tail, which allows for some tactical decisions: Are you going to collect the flames, or are you going to specialize in stealing them from the competitor team? The controls are pretty simple as you need to use arrow keys to move the ghost. This included the integration of Open Match, a scalable, open-source matchmaking system that Google Cloud co-founded.
The points are only counted when you deposit the collected flames at your base.
Delivering spirit flames awards players with bonuses such as enhanced speed and night vision.
A special link will be generated that you send out to the people you want.
Today's Google Doodle multiplayer game is a first for the tech giant.