If there’s one thing Google Doodlers love, it’s major holidays, and this Halloween they went all out. On Oct. 31, Google’s homepage featured an interactive haunted house — or rather, a city block of haunted houses. The logo was transformed into five doors, which, when clicked, all reveal some type of spooky creature. But there other subtle interactive flourishes that animate when clicked, too — like a crow, a skeleton and a few others. Oh, and clicks also produce plenty of audio effects too: doors creaking, monsters moaning, wind howling, ghosts booing, and so on. Google shared some of the blueprints behind this complicated, festive doodle and the planning that went into it. The designers wanted to keep things spooky but not too spooky, opting for “the friendly monster route,” they explain.
Halloween seems to be among Google’s favorite holidays, as they seem to have put a decent amount of work into the 2011 doodle too. NewsFeed hopes they’ve already begun work on the 2013 Halloween doodle, because, let’s face it, the bar is set pretty high.
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