Let Steve, the dinosaur, jump all over your apps and notifications in your new favorite widget-game

Let Steve, the dinosaur, jump all over your apps and notifications in your new favorite widget-game

Developer: Steve Widget Games Download: Android, iOS
Category: Games Price: Free

Hi, have you met Steve? You might have, if you ever knew about the secret (maybe not so secret) hidden in Google Chrome. You could (and maybe you still can) tap on the dino that shows up in the browser's "You are offline!" screen and it will come to life, letting you play a fun mini-game to pass the offline time.

Yeah, that's basically how it all goes.

Yeah, that's basically how it all goes.

Like every well-hidden and unabashedly silly Easter egg in history, the dinosaur's adventures became quite popular online. The mini-game was remade into a stand-alone app that you could play on a whim. Maybe this is where the dino's cactus-jumping conquest could have ended peacefully, but the internet can't simply leave such an adorable prehistoric specimen alone now, can it?

The latest chapter in the dino's existence sees Steve, which is what the reptile was apparently named all this time, make the jump from an application to a widget that lives all over your home screen apps (on Android), or inside the notification center (on iOS). That's right – you can now play with Steve anytime, anywhere, without having to open a separate app or stop everything else you are doing with your smartphone right now.

Your baby is taking too long to respond to your witty text? No problem – call your pal Steve and take him for a quick ride through the cactus obstacle course.Bored with Steve? That's okay, he'll just nod off and go do his dinosaur things while you're hanging out with his friends instead – and that would Alex, Leo, Doge, and Trump (yes, the Donald). What, you know full well that making (and playing) games like these requires a well-developed sense of humor!

Enough talk already. Go rendezvous with Steve and his gang now. The widget-game is up for free on Android and iOS.

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11 Comments

1. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I think Google has too much time on their hands. They should spend that time improving their products instead of making useless games.

2. hurrycanger

Posts: 1751; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Yup, cuz Google has only one guy and when he's busy making this game, every other project at Google is stopped. I feel you, man. This is bullcrap.

5. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I think Apple should spend more time working on their camera. That Superbowl photo was shameful. I took better photos with my original Motorola Droid from 2009. Also, they should work on releasing updates that don't brick their products.

8. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I think Motorola should spend more time keeping their phones updated. It's nice to know a Pure Edition phone is so far behind in monthly security updates.

9. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

See, that's the problem right there at the beginning of your statement when you said "I think" when we all know full well that you don't. That's because Motorol is ahead of every other OEM in regards to updates with the exception of the Nexus devices themselves.

10. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Should I post a link proving you wrong or are you ready to stop before you get embarrassed?

11. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

.... Umm... you think posting a link will prove that you can think? Oh damn that's funny!

12. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I think posting a link will prove you wrong about Motorola being in ahead when it comes to updates. I understand you're challenged but try to pay attention.

15. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Alright, I guess that you aren't smart enough to post a link to prove you're not a complete idiot. I on the other hand don't have to post a link to prove you're stupid... Quote Mxyzptlk: "I think Google has too much time on their hands. They should spend that time improving their products instead of making useless games.". ...and yet the very stop of the article states for the game mentioned in the article, "Developer: Steve Widget Games", not Google. ... But if you are really concerned whether or not Google is making good use of their time, maybe you should read all about the stuff they're working on that they announced two weeks back at the Google I/O event. It looks to me that they have their hands full working on things that Apple will implement 5 years down the line.

17. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I posted this in another article. I'll post it again for maximum damage: https://www.reddit.com/r/MotoX/comments/4l1pvs/moto_now_aiming_for_quarterly_updates/

18. FluffyBled unregistered

I wonder how much time did it take someone from google to do this!

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