MANILA, Philippines — Fans of the popular multiplayer computer game Starcraft would be delighted to know Google’s new trick up its sleeves this week: an army of Zerg rushing down from around the search page to attack your search results one at a time.
By typing the term “Zerg Rush” on Google, a swarm of letter O’s would be streaming from all directions of the page, which the user would have to defeat by clicking on them before they eat up all of the search results on the page.
A Zerg rush is a swarm of insectoids swiftly attacking its opponents in the game Starcraft.
“The ‘Zerg’ race is notoriously known for its ability to mass-produce offensive units within a short time frame, thus allowing the player to overpower the opponent by sheer number,” according to an article from KnowYourMeme.com.
Users would have to click on the attacking letters to get rid of them, otherwise they would take down all elements of the search page and make a formation that spells “GG” at the end of the attack.
A kill and Actions Per Minute (APM) count is also available at the side of the page. Once the whole thing has ended, users can share their scores on their Google+ page to brag about their feat.
Starcraft is a computer strategy game developed by game company Blizzard, which also made such popular games as Warcraft and Diablo.
Blizzard is set to release the third installment of its highly popular Diablo franchise in mid-May, almost a decade after Diablo II was released to the public.