Today’s Google Doodle is a game that lets you make your own games


Interactive Google doodles are my favourite kind, things like the Halloween ghost duel game doodle (opens in new tab), and the history of swing rhythm game (opens in new tab). Google’s Doodles have been getting more and more advanced over the years too, sometimes featuring full-fledged RPGs (opens in new tab).

Today’s is no exception, and it’s in honour of Jerry Lawson (opens in new tab), a Black videogame pioneer who brought us the commercial game cartridge (opens in new tab). In the mid-1970s Lawson worked as Chief Hardware Engineer at Fairchild, the company working on the Fairchild Channel F console, and in doing so made some serious contributions to videogame history.