Play a virtual Rubik's Cube on the Google homepage today

Can you believe the Rubik's Cube is now 40 years old?

Presumably to mark the 40th anniversary of the iconic puzzle game, Rubik's Cube, Google's homepage today features a virtual Rubik's Cube that you can spend your day today trying to solve.

You can rotate the interactive puzzle game by clicking in the area around it. Then click and drag inside the cube to place the tiles where you want them. Lets us know when you've solved it.

The interactive Rubik's Cube is today's Google Doodle. Though it will likely vanish from the Google homepage tomorrow, you should be able to return to it via the Google Doodle archive.

In 2010, Google launched a playable version of Pac-Man as a Google Doodle to mark the beloved franchise's 30th birthday. People reportedly spent 4.8 million hours that day playing it, and we can only imagine the impact today's interactive Rubik's Cube will have on workplace productivity.

Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @EddieMakuch
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Discussion

14 comments
smokeless_0225
smokeless_0225

I just solved it, lol! It took 352 moves and 45:15. It's much harder solving a "digital" Rubik's cube when all you're used to solving are the analog ones, lol!

beuneus12
beuneus12

i tried for 5 sec then i said F it

Gears_0f_L0ve
Gears_0f_L0ve

Google should add a button for a one-click automatic solve.

faizanhd
faizanhd

4 minutes on my phone , 1 minute 30 seconds on the real one.

It's really pain when you try to do it with your mouse or just one finger.

Veenox
Veenox

Because we really need a news for that!

Solace427
Solace427

It's a lot easier to solve it on your phone. Still took me 14 minutes to do it though -.- it kept sliding the damn row in the wrong direction. I'll stick to a physical cube lol

glacius_x
glacius_x

Okay, so what does this have to do with gaming? This is news? Most everyone uses Google and would see it without this silly report of it. "GS news paid for by Google"

balrogbane
balrogbane

But you can't move the stickers on a virtual Rubik's Cube

strangelove_1
strangelove_1

Not really sure what this has to do with video games....

ridah_2pac
ridah_2pac

Because it's now a video game, since Google ported it from a manual game to a video game.

faizanhd
faizanhd

@EuroLaser

It's a toy though.