Dinosaur game appeared first in 2013 when google updated its web browser with a brand new error screen, Whenever Google Chrome users would experience an internet shortage, they would be presented a game that is specifically designed to pop up in the case of an internet shortage.
Besides the message that there is no internet connection, and a few suggestions for diagnostics, the screen also displayed an image of a T-rex Dinosaur standing still on a desert plain. users could actually activate a game with this dinosaur simply by pressing the spacebar on their keyboard or tapping on the screen if they were using a smartphone.
And the goal of the game really couldn't be more straightforward! Literally! You constantly move forward and avoid obstacles in the form of cactuses and later on pterodactyl for as long as you can.
When the game first came out, it only included obstacles in the form of cactuses. Additionally pterodactyls were added as well. Besides pressing the spacebar, on desktop PCs, the game can also be activated by pressing the arrow up key.
Control-wise, both of those keys make the T-rex leap, while pressing the arrow down key makes it crouch.
There are two types of leaps that can be executed a normal one, which is activated by pressing the mentioned keys in a convincing fashion, and a light one, which is executed with a soft or quick press.
As the game progresses, it increases its speed, and periodically shifts between day and night backgrounds.