Google Feud

Summary

Google Feud
Google Feud Logo (2016-present).png
Developer(s)Justin Hook
Platform(s)Browser, iOS, Android
ReleaseApril 23, 2013; 8 years ago (2013-04-23)
Genre(s)Trivia
Mode(s)Single Player

Google Feud is a browser-based trivia game featuring answers pulled from Google. It is based on the American game show Family Feud .

History

The game was created in 2013 by American indie developer Justin Hook, a writer for Bob's Burgers on FOX, as well as other TV shows and comic books.[1][2]

Google Feud went viral in March 2015, when it was featured on the front page of Buzzfeed,[3] played on @midnight with Chris Hardwick,[4] referenced in the monologue of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,[5] and featured in dozens of other outlets. Google Feud has since been played over half a billion times by nearly 30 million players.[6]

Google Feud has become a popular game with YouTubers, including Dan and Phil,[7] Markiplier,[8] PewDiePie,[9] and jacksepticeye.[10]

In 2017, Google Feud was featured on the Fine Brothers program Celebs React on Fullscreen, with contestants including Tyler Oakley.[11]

According to Colin McMillen, a staff software engineer at Google who shared the game on his Google+ page, a very similar game was played by employees in Google's offices around the world.[12][13]

Other versions and platforms

An app version of Google Feud called Autocompete is available for iOS and Android. A bot version, also called Autocompete, is available on Amweb [14][failed verification][non-primary source needed]

Google Feud is also available as a Tor hidden service.[citation needed]

Controversy

Google Feud became the subject of some controversy for promoting the online game Push Trump Off A Cliff Again!, also created by Hook, after celebrities including John Leguizamo and Rosie O'Donnell promoted the game on their Twitter profiles.[15]

Awards

Google Feud won the "People's Voice" Webby Award for Games in 2016, presented by Nick Offerman.[16]

References

  1. ^ "Starbucks Name Generator Predicts How Starbucks Baristas Will Misspell Your Name". Huffington Post. 24 April 2015. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Justin Hook ( of Bob's Burgers, Volume 1)". Goodreads. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  3. ^ Sami Main (12 March 2015). "Can You Beat "Google Feud"?". Buzzfeed. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  4. ^ "Rapid Refresh - It's Time to Play "Google Feud"". Comedy Central. 16 March 2015. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  5. ^ "Google has created a new game based on 'Family Feud' called 'Google Feud,' which allows..." @FallonTonight on Twitter. 18 March 2015. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  6. ^ "Google Feud". Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  7. ^ "PLEASE DO NOT GOOGLE THIS! - Google Feud #3". DanAndPhilGAMES on YouTube. Retrieved 2 March 2020.
  8. ^ "CAN'T STOP LAUGHING!! - Google Feud". Markiplier on YouTube. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  9. ^ "IS MY DAD GAY? (Google Feud w/ KickThePJ)". PewDiePie on YouTube. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  10. ^ "WHAT KIND OF ANSWERS ARE THOSE?? - Google Feud". jacksepticeye on YouTube. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  11. ^ "Celebs React (2016– ) #Science and More". IMDB. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  12. ^ "We used to play Google Suggest Family Feud in the Google Cambridge office, circa 2010. Glad someone's made a web app :)". Google+. 2015-03-15. Retrieved 2017-10-04.
  13. ^ "Play The Google Feud Game & I Bet You'll Lose". Search Engine Land. 2015-03-17. Retrieved 2017-08-31.
  14. ^ "Autocompete". Microsoft Bot Framework. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  15. ^ "'Push Trump Off a Cliff Again' game draws fire, gets a nudge from Rosie O'Donnell". The Kansas City Star. Retrieved 31 July 2017.
  16. ^ "Google Feud". The Webby Awards. 2016.

External links

  • Official website
  • Developer Website