Google Pacman Logo, Economic Impact of The Google Pacman Game
If you’re anything like me, you had fun this past weekend playing the Google Pacman logo game. The Google Pacman logo was how Google recognized the 30th anniversary of the popular video game Pacman.
So Google built a Google Pacman logo where you could actually play the game Pacman right inside the logo itself.
It was pretty cool.
And even cooler was the fact that the Google Pacman game had a 2 players feature.
The Cost of the Google Pacman
The Google Pacman logo came out on Friday, and Google had about 505 million users on Google.com when the Pacman logo went live.
The game took up 4,819,352 hours of employee time and cost the economy a whopping $120,483,800, said Tony Wright, founder of Rescue Time, which is a tool that helps businesses to measure how time and attention was being spent. [source: hindustantimes.com]
“For that same cost, you could hire all 19,385 Google employees. That includes Larry (Page) and Sergey (Brin), right down to the janitors. You could hire them for six weeks – imagine what you could build with that army of manpower,” The Telegraph quoted from Wright’s blog post.
How much time did you spend playing Google Pacman?
I probably didn’t spend as much time on Friday playing Google Pacman as I did on Saturday. The weekend is when I logged maybe an hour total playing the game.
But what about you? Did you get a chance to play Google Pacman? If so, how much time did you spend on it?