If the fear in the wind wasn’t enough to tip you off, it’s Halloween today! Google is joining the festivities with an elaborate ,interactive Halloween Doodle that allows you to go to a handful of houses for tricks or treatments.
You’re greeted today on Google’s homepage by a Doodle of an owl wearing a witch’s hat inviting you to press a big play key. Tapping it takes you with some awesome Halloween music to a trick-or-treat mini-game.
You will then be taken to a mini neighborhood with six knock-on doors and a variety of easter eggs to tap on. There’s an animal behind each door, and you can ask each one for a “Trick” or a “Treat.” Each of the “Treat” is a fun factoid about that animal. For example, to keep them warm, you may learn that owls have feathers on their feet.
If you ask for a “Trick,” things get exciting as each animal performs some sort of stunt or trick (not always related to Halloween). For example, the jaguar is a great keyboard player.
The Halloween doodle concludes with a party with the six animals (and a ghost!) jamming out to the jaguar’s keyboard once you’ve tricked and treated all six houses.
The company is recommending that fans of the featured animals make a donation to the WWF on the Google Doodle blog. The Halloween doodle is going to live on that same blog post, if you want to play it again, along with some fun concept art.
Google Pixel phone owners are also being brought into the spirit of Halloween. The Google Search bar’s G turns a haunting yellow shade on the Pixel Launcher as a bat flies out to greet you.
Since Halloween is not a global holiday, Google is celebrating Brazilian writer Carlos Drummond de Andrades ‘ 117th birthday in Brazil today.