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Google Stadia released one last game before shutting down on January 18

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Google Stadia is officially shutting down on January 18 and the team behind the video game streaming service has teased Worm Game, the latest title to be released for the platform which was used to test several Stadia features before launch.

Now anyone can play the worm game using Google Chrome browser, It is very much inspired by the classic Snake game. It’s not the most graphically advanced game, but it has multiple levels, the ability to change the color of the worm, and four modes – Campaign, Arcade, Multiplayer, and Build.

It’s also important to note that if you want to give Worm Game a try, you’ll need to do so before January 18, as it will become unplayable when Google Stadia officially shuts down.

Screenshots of Worm Game, the ultimate Google Stadia game

It’s a rare behind-the-scenes look at the game’s development and a fascinating look at how the team helped bring Stadia to life.

“Play the game that came to Stadia before Stadia came into the world,” wrote the Stadia platform’s content team. “Worm Game” is an unassuming title that we’ve used to test many Stadia features, long before our public launch in 2019, through 2022. Team Stadia won’t win Game of the Year, but Team Stadia has spent a lot of time playing it and thought we would share it with you. Thanks for Play and all. »

Apart from Worm Game, the Stadia team has another surprise in store for those who invest in the failing platform, as it will launch Self-service tool to enable Bluetooth connections on your Stadia console next week. We don’t have the exact details on how it will work yet, but those will come “when it launches”.

Launched in 2019, Google Stadia is a cloud gaming service that allows users to stream video games, including AAA titles like Cyberpunk 2077 and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, to devices with Google Chrome. It doesn’t matter how powerful the device is either, everything runs on Google’s cloud service.

Google announced in September 2022 that Stadia would shut down in January 2023, but took the generous step of refunding “all Stadia hardware purchases made through the Google Store, as well as all game and additional content purchases made through the Stadia Store”.

While Stadia may not live another month, the underlying technology will live on as Google has already started offering it as a white label product. This means other companies can use the technology without saying “Hey, it’s powered by Google Stadia!” AT&T really took advantage of this by offering Batman: Arkham Knight to its users for free.

For more on the rise and fall of Google Stadia, be sure to check out our in-depth review of what happened to a platform that Google has promised will be “the future of gaming”.

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Adam Pankhurst is a reporter for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @employee and on tic.

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