(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – The classic arcade title Breakout is having a resurgence thanks to a new easter egg launched by Google just earlier this week.
Many users scrambled to type “Atari Breakout” into Google Image search – something that transformed images into blocks, allowing a playable version of the beloved game.
It’s something that coincided with Breakout’s 37th birthday.
Now there are signs that the game is gaining renewed interest. According to a report from phonesreview.co.uk on Thursday, the iOS app known as Breakout: Boost from Atari has accounted for 2-million downloads following an update in March. Meanwhile, we expect that number to rise.
So Google helps revive a class: Who would have thought? Let’s just say we’re not surprised.