Why does Google Chrome show a dinosaur when you are offline?

Unable to connect to internet

Internet is not connecting? Doesn't matter, you can still waste time on Google Chrome ;)

It is a game known as the Easter egg Chrome T-Rex game. Google came up with a strategy to formulate an offline simplistic gaming platform in an attempt to put the disappointment coming from an internet outage behind a fun facade.

How to play :

google chrome's offline dinosaur game

Whenever you see the T-Rex, click space if you're on your laptop or touch the rex on your touch phone:
google dinosaur game

and the game will automatically start! Now continue using your space-bar or tapping on the dinosaur to make him jump over the cacti!

chrome ofline game

Additional features in case you need more control of your dino :

You can pause the game by pressing the alt key.
You can make smaller leaps than usual by pressing the 8 key of the numpad or the spacebar lightly.
You can also crouch by using the down arrow and/or the numpad 2 key. (Useful for avoiding pterodactyls)

The game is written in JavaScript and you can find the complete source code in the Chromium repository. Thanks Codepo8 for the discovery.

History : A dinosaur is used as the developers liked to find an analogy between the situation of no internet connectivity with that of the dinosaur age.