Worm Game, the last game to be produced for Stadia and one that was used to test many of its features before it began, has been given to the world by the team behind the video game streaming service, which is officially closing down on January 18.
Anyone who has a Google Chrome browser may play the classic game Snake-inspired Worm Game right now. Although it doesn’t have the most sophisticated graphics, the game does offer a number of levels, the option to customise the colour of your worm, and four game modes: Campaign, Arcade, Multiplayer, and Build.
It’s also crucial to remember that Worm Game must be downloaded by January 18 in order for you to enjoy it once Google Stadia is formally shut down.
Worm Game, the last game on Google Stadia, in screenshots
It’s a fascinating look at how the crew helped bring Stadia to life and a rare look behind the scenes of game production.
The Stadia Platform Content team advised users to “play the game that arrived on Stadia before Stadia was made public.” “We used the little game “Worm Game” from far before our 2019 public launch until 2022 to test several of Stadia’s features. The Stadia team spent a LOT of time playing it, so even though it won’t be named Game of the Year, we thought we’d share it with you. Regards and thanks for everything.”
Along with Worm Game, the Stadia team will also be releasing a “self-serve tool to allow Bluetooth connections on your Stadia Controller” the next week as a bonus for those who invested in the failing platform. The specifics of how it will operate are still unknown to us, but we shall know them “on release.”
A cloud gaming platform called Google Stadia was introduced in 2019 and enables users to stream video games to Google Chrome-enabled devices, including AAA titles like Cyberpunk 2077 and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. Furthermore, since everything is powered by Google’s cloud service, it makes no difference how powerful the gadget is.
Google made the kind gesture of refunding “all Stadia hardware purchases made through the Google Store, and all games and add-on content purchases made through the Stadia Store” when it announced in September 2022 that Stadia would be closing down in January 2023.
While Stadia might not last another month, Google has already started to offer the technology underlying it as a white-label product, so it will continue to exist. This entails that other businesses can utilise the technology without mentioning that it is powered by Google Stadia. By providing Batman: Arkham Knight to its consumers for free, AT&T already made use of this.
Check out our in-depth analysis of Google Stadia’s rise and fall to understand much more about what transpired with the platform that Google dubbed the “future of gaming.”