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How to play the London 2012 basketball doodle

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Updated: August 8, 2012, 6:20 AM IST
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How to play the London 2012 basketball doodle
The London 2012 basketball Google doodle lets users shoot baskets using the space bar or by holding and releasing the left mouse key.

New Delhi: Work hours across the globe are at stake again with Google's second playable doodle during the ongoing London Olympics 2012. Following its interactive hurdles doodle, Google has posted a shoot and score London 2012 basketball doodle.

The interactive doodle lets users shoot baskets using the space bar or by holding and releasing the left mouse key. The longer you hold down the key the more power you get in your shoot. As you go on scoring those baskets the game gradually gets tougher and the player is moved further away from the ring.

The doodle, which features a basketball player dressed in blue, allows you to shoot as many baskets as you can in 24 seconds. It shows a countdown timer and also the points earned.

Quite like the London 2012 hurdles doodle users can share and flaunt their scores on Google's social networking service Google+.

In the doodle the letter of the Google logo are shown as 'seated' in the audience.

The Google London 2012 basketball doodle doesn't let you slam dunk (or at least we weren't able to figure out how to).

Google's interactive doodles are turning into a reason for worry for bosses. When Google celebrated the 30th anniversary of Pac-Man game with an interactive doodle, that allowed users to play Pac-Man right on the Google home page led to, according to analysts, a loss of $120 million to the British economy.

The innovative doodle that Google put up for the country and jazz guitarist, songwriter and inventor Les Paul resulted in $268 million in lost productivity, according to technology website ExtremeTech.

The estimates of the losses caused by Google's London 2012 hurdles doodle are yet to come in.

Play the London 2012 basketball Google doodle

First Published: August 8, 2012, 6:20 AM IST
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