The Google Doodle today is an animation in honor of Frank Zamboni’s 112th birthday and his hockey arena fixture the Zamboni ice surface smoothing machine. Warning to Google Doodle collectors – it does not appear universally on Google search engine URLs. Goto google.ca for a currently appearing Doodle. But what the Doodle does do is HTML5 and Canvas to create not just a neato animation but also a game of cleaning the ice with the Zamboni.
Skaters come on and scratch up the ice which you have to clean up dragging your mouse to lead the Zamboni to the tarnished parts of the ice surface. The faster, the more points you earn. As the little critter ice skaters cut up more of the ice and leave more litter – the more complicated your Zamboni routine.