The ability to play Pac-man on Google Maps is no longer an active feature. Google has a history of introducing April Fools' Day pranks into its products and implemented this feature on April Fools' Day 2015.
On April Fools' Day 2015, Google implemented a version of Pac-man that was played along the user's selected location on Google Maps. Google also added a feature that allowed the users to reverse the Google Chrome Web browser. This allowed for backwards text, images and even a reversed version of the url: com.google.
Google has continually created unique ways to incorporate the current and past events, of the date, into its products. One of the main methods Google incorporates events is by changing its Doodle almost every day. Google's Doodle is the logo that can found on the home page of Google.com.
The first Doodle was designed in 1998 in celebration of the annual Burning Man Festival. Past examples of Doodle designs have been created for Independence Day, Christmas, Andy Warhol's birthday, Claude Monet's birthday and countless other significant dates. Not only does Google consistently redesign the Doodle, the company also participates in the current events by creating interactive games or presentations for its users.