Google’s new shadow puppet game is just what you need this Monday

Google’s new shadow puppet game is just what you need this Monday

Yeah, I know it’s Monday again, and you’re thinking, “Why am I at my office desk instead of in bed?” But I’ve got just the thing to lift your spirits. Ahead of the Chinese New Year, Google has released a fun browser-based game called Shadow Art that’s worth a few minutes of your time this dreary morning.

The aim of the game is simple: use your hands to try and form 12 shadow animals from the Chinese zodiac calendar using your laptop or mobile camera. Once I chose a date, I had to make a pig by placing my hands as shown on the screen. It looked simple enough, but actually took a little while to get it right.