The hidden (offline) dinosaur game on google chrome page

There is a hidden (offline) T. Rex game on Google Chrome Canary.

Till now everyone using android smartphones to browse through Google Chrome, must have came across once this dinosaur game when our Wi-Fi or data connection failed to connect with the server.

If the Internet cuts out in Chrome Canary — the latest version of Google’s browser — you can play an endless running game. You can actually only play the game if the computer isn’t connected to the Internet.

Helpful as this may be the latest Canary builds of Google Chrome comes with a little extra sweetener. Hidden within the browser’s new-look ‘Network Error’ page is a cute, endless running game. It even features the ‘lonely t-rex’ character used to illustrate the browser’s error pages.

The brave hero is a T. Rex you might recognize. The dinosaur shows up when Chrome can’t connect to the Internet. It looks like this:

Dinosaur game

Nothing seems out here but once you hit the space bar you will see the dinosaur jumping.


Your only goal is to avoid hitting cacti. The T. Rex jumps by hitting the space bar. Fret not if you do hit an obstacle, because Chrome T. Rex doesn’t stay down for long. (Hit the game-over refresh icon, and you’re back at it.

The game tracks your progress and high score, but stats are lost if the window closes or is refreshed.

This amusing little game was alluded to by François Beaufort, a Google “open-source Chromium Evangelist,” who posted a screengrab.  of the T. Rex.

“A brand new Error page has just popped up in the last chromium build when your computer isn’t connected to the Internet,” he wrote. “And as usual, the cute T-Rex is there, waiting…”

Google Chrome Canary is designed for developers and early adopters with the “newest of new” features.