I don’t know if you have important things to get done today, but if not you should probably head over to Google Maps and play some Pac-Man.
It’s almost April Fool’s Day, and Google is starting a bit early. The company has just introduced PAC-Maps, which will turn any streetmap into a giant game of Pac-Man, considering there are enough streets in said area to support it.
This leads to super fun, often impossible Pac-Man stages through places like New York City and Barcelona. I haven’t tried PAC-Maps in Boston yet. I don’t know if I want to.
“With local place information and Street View, it’s easier than ever before to find where you’re going but there’s never been anything to let you know where *not* to go. With this update, we’ve added imagery of dangerous virtual beings, starting with Pinky, Blinky, Inky and Clyde. When navigating fruit-filled streets, determine at a glance which turns to pass to evade ghosts and get where you’re going safely. When you’re feeling a bit peckish, you can simply gobble up a few pac-dots or a cherry and keep on nommin’. PAC-Maps makes navigating around select locations as simple as left, right, up or down,” says a post on the Google Lat-Long blog.
You can play on desktop, iOS, and Android. There are going to be a lot of crappy April Fool’s jokes coming from tech companies this week. This is not one of them. This is awesome. Enjoy.