The latest Google Doodle is probably a tribute to Jules Verne, a French author, who pioneered the Science-fiction Genre. Though I didn’t knew about Jules Verne before seeing this latest Google Doodle, but going through couple of Wikipedia pages, what I could make out is – the latest Google Doodle is based upon the Jules Verne’s popular novel “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea”, which actually is the the story of Captain Nemo and his submarine Nautilus. Wikipedia page, for “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea” says –
It tells the story of Captain Nemo and his submarine Nautilus as seen from the perspective of Professor Pierre Aronnax. The original edition had no illustrations; the first illustrated edition was published by Hetzel with illustrations by Alphonse de Neuville and Édouard Riou.
Here is a small animation which actually is the snapshot of the Google homepage while I was playing around with the Doodle using this joystick like control. Playing around with this doodle, gives you a feeling of being deep down under the sea, as if in a submarine.
This is one of the best Google Doodles I have seen so far; this reminds me of another awesome Google Doodle. Go ahead and try this one now, hope you are lucky enough to try this before it disappears 🙂