Do you know the origin of Chrome's dinosaur? Google revealed it

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Today the Internet is an almost indispensable resource for millions of people and a number of businesses and economic activities. Google Chrome is one of the most used browsers in the world and, among several of its features, one stands out that becomes visible every time the connection fails: the Chrome Dino game.

Mexico is one of the countries where it is played the most.

Chrome is the browser with the highest penetration worldwide, with 54.38 percent.

Chrome Dino is played 270 million a month and was released in 2004.

Today the Internet is an almost indispensable resource for millions of people and a number of businesses and economic activities. Google Chrome is one of the most used browsers in the world and, among several of its features, one stands out that becomes visible every time the connection fails: the Chrome Dino game.

Both the browser and the peculiar video game are celebrating their anniversary, as part of the celebration -and marketing- actions the Mountain View company revealed some interesting data.

Throughout the week there was talk about what has to do with the 10th anniversary of the browser, but Google is also commemorating Chrome Dino who is four years old and, on this occasion, they published an interview with the creators of the game that reveals his origins.

Chrome is the browser with the highest penetration worldwide, with 54.38 percent, well above Safari with 14.17 percent, UC Browser 8.58 percent, Firefox 5.73 percent, Explorer (still alive) 3.74, Opera, 3.99 percent , and Edge 1.71 percent, according to data from StatCounter.

According to Sebastien Gabriel, designer of Chrome, ‘Dino Run’ refers to the “prehistoric era” before the omnipresence of WiFi existed, in which you can be connected everywhere. This is why a T-Rex dinosaur game was chosen.

And, before this video game came out to the world, the programmers called it ‘Project Bolan’, a kind of tribute to Marc Bolan, the last lead singer of the 70s glam rock band ‘T-Rex’.

The video game was officially launched in 2014 and, after some problems, today it enjoys a lot of popularity, in fact, who does not remember having played it during some connection failure, while doing a school assignment or in the office.

Currently, according to Edward Jung, Chrome UX engineer, Chrome Dino is played 270 million a month, both on desktop computers and mobile devices, but its appearance is much more frequent in countries where data packets or broadband connection they are unreliable or of less penetration, like India, Brazil, Indonesia and Mexico.

The most curious and recent fact is that now as part of the fourth anniversary, Dino wears a birthday hat.

What is all this history due to? The data may seem irrelevant, but it is an excellent way to promote and disseminate Google products and, incidentally, it can be of help for the brand awareness and engagement of the technology.