Google Feud

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Google Feud
Google Feud Logo (2016-present).png
Developer(s) Justin Hook
Platform(s) Browser
Release April 23, 2013; 5 years ago (2013-04-23)
Genre(s) Trivia
Mode(s) Single-player

Google Feud is a trivia website game, loosely based on Family Feud, and featuring answers pulled from the Google autocomplete API. It won the "People's Voice" Webby Award for Games in 2016.[1]

The game was created in 2013 by American indie developer Justin Hook, a writer for Bob's Burgers on FOX, as well as other TV shows and comic books.[2][3][4] Hook also created the viral websites Whats My Starbucks Name? and Photobomber, among others.

Google Feud went viral in March 2015, when it was featured on the front page of Buzzfeed,[5] played on @midnight with Chris Hardwick,[6] referenced in the monologue of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,[7] and featured in dozens of other outlets. Google Feud has since been played over half a billion times by nearly 30 million players.[8]

Google Feud has become a popular game with YouTubers, including Markiplier,[9] PewDiePie,[10] and jacksepticeye.[11]

An app version of Google Feud called Autocompete is available for iOS and Android. A bot version, also called Autocompete, is available on Amazon Echo, as well as chat platforms such as Kik, Messenger, Skype, Slack, GroupMe, and Telegram.[12]

On April 1, 2016, Google Feud announced on its Facebook page that it had been acquired by Bing and would be rebranding as Bing Feud. This was presently revealed to be an April Fools' Day prank.[13]

In 2017, Google Feud was featured on the Fine Brothers program Celebs React on Fullscreen, with contestants including Tyler Oakley.[14]

Google Feud became the subject of some controversy for promoting the online game Push Trump Off A Cliff Again!, also created by Hook, after celebrities including John Leguizamo and Rosie O'Donnell promoted the game on their Twitter profiles.[15]

According to Colin McMillen, a staff software engineer at Google who shared the game on his Google+ page, a very similar game was played by employees in Google's Cambridge offices around 2010.[16][17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Google Feud". The Webby Awards. 2016. Retrieved 10 July 2017. 
  2. ^ "Starbucks Name Generator Predicts How Starbucks Baristas Will Misspell Your Name". Huffington Post. 24 April 2015. Retrieved 10 July 2017. 
  3. ^ "Justn Hook". IMDB. Retrieved 10 July 2017. 
  4. ^ "Justin Hook ( of Bob's Burgers, Volume 1)". Goodreads. Retrieved 10 July 2017. 
  5. ^ Sami Main (12 March 2015). "Can You Beat "Google Feud"?". Buzzfeed. Retrieved 10 July 2017. 
  6. ^ "Rapid Refresh - It's Time to Play "Google Feud"". Comedy Central. 16 March 2015. Retrieved 10 July 2017. 
  7. ^ "Google has created a new game based on 'Family Feud' called 'Google Feud,' which allows..." @FallonTonight on Twitter. 18 March 2015. Retrieved 10 July 2017. 
  8. ^ "Google Feud". Retrieved 10 July 2017. 
  9. ^ "CAN'T STOP LAUGHING!! - Google Feud". Markiplier on YouTube. Retrieved 10 July 2017. 
  10. ^ "IS MY DAD GAY? (Google Feud w/ KickThePJ)". PewDiePie on YouTube. Retrieved 10 July 2017. 
  11. ^ "WHAT KIND OF ANSWERS ARE THOSE?? - Google Feud". jacksepticeye on YouTube. Retrieved 10 July 2017. 
  12. ^ "Autocompete". Microsoft Bot Framework. Retrieved 10 July 2017. 
  13. ^ "Proud to announce we have been acquired by Bing!". Google Feud on Facebook. 1 April 2016. Retrieved 10 July 2017. 
  14. ^ "Celebs React (2016– ) #Science and More". IMDB. Retrieved 10 July 2017. 
  15. ^ "'Push Trump Off a Cliff Again' game draws fire, gets a nudge from Rosie O'Donnell". The Kansas City Star. Retrieved 31 July 2017. 
  16. ^ "We used to play Google Suggest Family Feud in the Google Cambridge office, circa 2010. Glad someone's made a web app :)". Google+. 2015-03-15. Retrieved 2017-10-04. 
  17. ^ "Play The Google Feud Game & I Bet You'll Lose". Search Engine Land. 2015-03-17. Retrieved 2017-08-31. 

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