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I’m a bit of a fan of the rhythm game, I’m always looking to sink my teeth into a new musical experience. Imagine my surprise when I saw that the latest Google Doodle was, in fact, a rhythm game.
The doodle celebrates swing music and the Savoy Ballroom in Harlem, a landmark during the swing era and one of the first public spaces in the United States to be racially included with a policy of non-discrimination.
Savoy's ballroom rhythm game delves into some iconic jazz music such as Louis Armstrong's Let's Call The Whole Thing Off, Ella Fitzgerald's Solid As A Rock and the classic Careless Whisper. The game can be played alone or with a friend and in fact increases the difficulty quite decently by reaching the third level, although my struggle was also aggravated by my poor ability to play rhythm games with the D, F, J and K keys. At the end of each level there are also some brief facts about the history of the salon.
You can play the game at Google Doodle page. There’s also a nice background story about the history of the ballroom and a little documentary about creating the doodle included.
We’ve also had other very interesting Google doodles in the past, like one designed to help teach kids to code and a Halloween-themed multiplayer game.