Nintendo, Google jointly develop ‘web search’ game

Nintendo, Google jointly develop ‘web search’ game

Tokyo: Japanese video game maker Nintendo said on Wednesday it had jointly developed a game with US Internet giant Google in which players compete to generate the most search engine results.

Nintendo will release “Ando Kensaku" on 29 April as the first joint project between the two companies, a Nintendo spokesman said.

In the game, which is to be given a Japan-only release for Nintendo’s Wii console, players compete by correctly guessing the most popular web search terms, and the word with the most hits wins, the spokesman said.

The game, which will use Google’s search engine and allow four players to play together, will sell for 4,900 yen ($52), the spokesman said.

The two companies have no immediate plan to launch more joint projects.