No Internet Game: A replica of the Dinosaur Game which is hidden on Google Chrome's No Internet connection error page. Press the space bar to start the game. Then use the up (↑) and down (↓) arrow keys to control the dinosaur.

No Internet Game

You may not have known that Google Chrome has a hidden Dinosaur Game that can be played when you lose your internet connection. No Internet Game, also known as No Wifi Game, Dinosaur Game, Dino Game, No Internet Dinosaur Game, T-Rex Game, No Internet Dino, and No Internet Game Dino, was initially code-named "Project Bolan". This simple but addictive Dinosaur Game was released in 2014, created by Sebastian Gabriel. It was originally built as an Easter Egg, hidden as a built-in browser game in Google Chrome's No Internet connection error page.

The Google Dino Game Easter Egg is an endless runner game that features the famous T-Rex, who has become trapped in the desert. The T-Rex runs and must avoid obstacles as the game speeds up and players progress further. The objective of the No Internet Dinosaur Game is to avoid all obstacles (by jumping and ducking) and survive for as long as possible.

Dinosaur Game Olympics

During the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Google introduced a new Olympics themed version of the traditional No Internet Game.

The game starts off the same way, but if you run into an in-game torch, then you become an Olympic athlete. Olympic sports include: Hurdling, Equestrian, Swimming, Gymnastics, and Surfing. The Dinosaur Game Olympics can no longer be played on Google's No Internet connection error page, but you can play all 5 versions of the game online here!

No Internet Game Origins

In 2018, Google finally elaborated on the No Internet Game origins in an interview with its developer, Sebastien Gabriel. According to Sebastien, his Dino Game is a nod to the prehistoric ages, millions of years before the technological boom.

Google Chrome's Dino Game was given the codename “Project Bolan,” which itself is a reference to Marc Bolan, the late lead singer of the legendary 1970’s rock band T-Rex.

In the early stages of game development, the developers thought: "What if it did a cute little kick in the beginning like our favorite 90’s hedgehog? What if it roared to signal to people that it was alive?" But in the end, they settled with creating a basic endless runner game, with only jump and duck controls.

Google first released the Dinosaur Game in September 2014, but it was not fully completed and playable on all platforms until December of that year. Chrome users do not need to turn airplane mode on or disconnect their internet connection to enjoy playing the No Internet Game. Just type “chrome://dino” in the Google Chrome browser address line to play this game in full-screen mode.

The developers claim that the Dinosaur Game can last for almost an eternity. Or 17 million years to be exact, roughly how long the T-Rex was alive on Earth. "We built it to max out at approximately 17 million years, the same amount of time that the T-Rex was alive on Earth," said Chrome UX engineer Edward Jung. "But we feel like your spacebar may not be the same afterwards."

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