Latest in Gear

Image credit:

Google's Santa hub has you taking 'elfies' around the world

Santa's Village is especially trendy this year.
Jon Fingas, @jonfingas
December 1, 2017
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

Google

Google has brought back Santa's Village for another year, and this time it's particularly trendy. Fire up the Santa Tracker app on your Android phone and you can play Santa Snap, a game that has you flying around Google Maps to take "elfies" at famous landmarks around the world. Basically, it's Amélie with Santa's helpers in place of gnomes. Other activities will pop up daily between now and December 24th, including a equally of-the-moment AI drawing game (a festive take on Quick, Draw), an elf dance coding game and a virtual snowball fight.

Naturally, Google is keeping up its tradition of launching a 'live' Santa tracker on the 24th (complete with a "where is Santa?" question in Google Assistant), and it'll help schools get into the spirit by offering lessons focused on the educational games. Although there's no guarantee that you'll keep coming back, Google is clearly going out of its way to keep things fresh.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

What we bought: Our favorite USB-C chargers

What we bought: Our favorite USB-C chargers

View
A massive spam attack is ruining public 'Among Us' games

A massive spam attack is ruining public 'Among Us' games

View
iPhone 12 teardown reveals how 5G has changed things

iPhone 12 teardown reveals how 5G has changed things

View
Get ready to raid 'Ghost of Tsushima' on October 30th

Get ready to raid 'Ghost of Tsushima' on October 30th

View
Custom PS5 covers are already a thing

Custom PS5 covers are already a thing

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr