Jules Verne is the latest man to get a Google doodle, with the search engine celebrating the Father of Science Fiction’s 183rd birthday with an interactive art piece complete with joystick to control the magic.
Google doodlers at Mountain View have taken inspiration from Verne’s Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea to create a logo that looks like portholes on the Nautilus.
Users who choose to interact with the logo will be able to control a joystick, which makes you believe you are moving the logo. In reality, however, it’s the sea life background that is in fact moving.
Going up takes you to the surface, while going down takes you deep into the ocean’s depths, complete with squid, sharks, monsters and divers.
Verne died on 24 March 1905, but not before writing a bevy of sci-fiction novels including A Journey to the Centre of the Earth and Around the World in Eighty Days.