With Google Stadia officially shutting down on January 18th, the team behind the video game streaming service said it was the final title to be released for the platform and was used to test Stadia’s many features before launch. I gave you the world worm game. .
Worm Game is now playable by anyone using the Google Chrome browser. Very inspired by the classic game Snake. Graphically it’s not a state-of-the-art game, but it has multiple levels, the ability to change the worm’s color, and his four modes: Campaign, Arcade, Multiplayer, and Build.
And if you want to try Worm Game, you have until January 18th, as it won’t be playable once Google Stadia officially shuts down.
Worm Game Screenshots, Final Game on Google Stadia
It’s rare to get a behind-the-scenes glimpse into game development, and it’s a glimpse into how the team brought Stadia to life.
“Play the games that hit Stadia before Stadia hits the world,” wrote the Stadia Platform Content Team. “Worm Game is a humble title that we used to test many of Stadia’s features, starting well before general availability in 2019 through 2022. It won’t win Game of the Year. But the Stadia team spent a lot of time playing it.” I thought I’d share it with you. Thanks for playing and for everything.
Alongside Worm Game, the Stadia team has another surprise in store for those who invested in the failed platform. “Self-service tool to enable Bluetooth connectivity on Stadia controllers” next week. There are no exact details on how that will work yet, but those will come “at release.”
Google Stadia, launched in 2019, is a cloud gaming service that allows users to stream video games, including AAA titles such as Cyberpunk 2077 and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, to Google Chrome-powered devices. Everything runs on Google’s cloud services, so it doesn’t matter how powerful your device is.
In September 2022, Google announced that Stadia would be shutting down in January 2023, but “all Stadia hardware purchased through the Google Store and all games and add-on content purchased through the Stadia Store.” made a generous gesture to refund the
Stadia may not live another month, but the tech behind it will live on as Google has already started offering it as a white label product. This means other companies can use the technology without saying, “This is powered by Google Stadia!” AT&T is already using this when giving Batman: Arkham Knight free to its users.
To learn more about the rise and fall of Google Stadia, take a closer look at what happened to the platform Google promised to be “the future of gaming.”
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Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @Adam Bankhurst and Cramp.