|Release||April 23, 2013|
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. 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, played on @midnight with Chris Hardwick, referenced in the monologue of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and featured in dozens of other outlets. Google Feud has since been played over half a billion times by nearly 30 million players.
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.
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.
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.
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