Google Doodle celebrates Doctor Who

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The 50th anniversary of Doctor Who is happening this weekend, and to celebrate, Google's Doodle is a cute little Doctor Who-themed game.

(Screenshot by Michelle Starr/CNET Australia)

Daleks and Cybermen and Weeping Angels, oh my! Take a break out of your day to get hyped up for "The Day of the Doctor" with what we're calling The Whoodle — a little five-level game created by Google.

With each level, you'll have to solve a simple puzzle, pressing levers to open routes to collect the six letters that make up the word "Google" and return to your TARDIS. But it's never that easy for a Timelord — Daleks, Cybermen and a particularly pernicious Weeping Angel patrol the levels, and you have to sneak around and outrun your foes.

(Screenshot by Michelle Starr/CNET Australia)

You can't really die, though; each time you get exterminated, disintegrated or assimilated, you'll simply become another of the 11 Doctors to try again, and when you beat the game, you'll have the opportunity to share your time with your friends and encourage them to beat it.

This leads us to the perhaps completely unrelated conclusion that Google doesn't like productivity at all... but it's a pretty neat way to spend 15 minutes or so.

Give it a go on the Google Australia home page, or if it's no longer there, in the Google Doodle archives.

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