Skip to main content

Google Doodle's 8-bit winter wonderland

As we stumbled upon Google (opens in new tab) this morning, we were once again faced with a brilliant creation for today's Google Doodle. The team have managed to capture a piece of 8-bit heaven and created this cute video game to celebrate the work and birthday of Frank Zamboni.

Be careful not to run out of petrol before the game is done!

Be careful not to run out of petrol before the game is done!

Frank Zamboni, an Italian-American inventor, was born on 16th January 1901, and his most popular invention - the ice resurfacer - has continued to work wonders on the ice rink.

Google's game starts off with some pesky ice-skaters that create marks on the ice; it's your job to smooth things over with your Zamboni ice resurfacer using the arrow keys to navigate. The game then develops into an ice-hockey match that makes those marks even harder to smooth over.

Be warned - your petrol may run out before you've had time to make the ice look as good as new! Look out for petrol cans and other objects to help you in your quest for smooth ice glory. Have fun!

Like this? Read these!

What's your favourite Google Doodle ever created? Let us know in the comments box below!

Thank you for reading 5 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

The Creative Bloq team is made up of a group of design fans, and has changed and evolved since Creative Bloq began back in 2012. The current website team consists of six full-time members of staff: Editor Kerrie Hughes, Deputy Editor Rosie Hilder, Deals Editor Beren Neale, Senior News Editor Daniel Piper, Digital Arts and Design Editor Ian Dean, and Staff Writer Amelia Bamsey, as well as a roster of freelancers from around the world. The 3D World and ImagineFX magazine teams also pitch in, ensuring that content from 3D World and ImagineFX is represented on Creative Bloq.