We’ve spent some boring minutes in front of my computer with the Chrome Dino game more often than we would like to admit. The simple game helped keep our mind distracted by my ISP’s spongy and undependable connection from the frustrating reality of not having an active internet connection. Maybe Google saw our frustration that we couldn’t handle this simple game, as the company appears to be on track to add a Games Hub to Google Chrome.
Google appears to be working on a set of changes under the codename “joy” for Chrome that would seem to add a game hub to the browser. Google Chrome will add a new page on the desktop called chrome:/games, while the “top sites” page on Android is likely to feature a section called “games.” A curated list of games built for the browser could be hosting both of these sections.
Chrome Story also confirmed that Google is working on a browser version of the classic Snake game that will be hosted on chrome:/snake when it’s finished, similar to how you can play the Dino game on chrome:/dino even when you’re connected to the internet. A link to Proxx, a web-based game, has also been found.
The complete plan for Google with the Games Hub is not immediately clear. Google Play Games also offers a few simple games such as Whirlybird, Minesweeper, Snake, Solitaire, Cricket and Pac-Man for when you’re stuck with an offline phone and nothing else to do. On Android, you can also access Dino when you’re offline or through the flag. Includes a web-based shortcut.