What is the name of the Easter egg within Google Chrome that's available when you're offline?

Screenshot of game

It involves controlling a T rex which is trying to jump over cacti.

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    It's a little game that Google made up to put in Google Chrome. That is what it is called.
    – Unionhawk
    Commented Jan 17, 2015 at 23:18
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    Still, "Google Chrome Dinosaur Cactus Game" sounds great as a title for it.
    – DGarvanski
    Commented May 20, 2016 at 6:33
  • blog.google/products/chrome/chrome-dino didn't give an obvious name for the game.
    – Golden Cuy
    Commented Sep 27, 2018 at 5:28
  • At Google IO, I spoke with the Dinosaur and its keeper one night, and they mentioned the Dinosaur's actual name was "Melissa". Nice that they have the full screen game with chrome://dino url now
    – webdevinci
    Commented Mar 7, 2023 at 20:49

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It's sometimes called the downasaur. I don't know if it was originally his name, but some google folks seem to call it that way nowadays :D

See here: https://developers.google.com/web/progressive-web-apps/

Reliable - Load instantly and never show the downasaur, even in uncertain network conditions.


It is simply called T-Rex or T-Rex Runner in the source code, and doesn't seem to have an official name. As it is an Easter Egg, it is likely it will never get one unless or until it is officially acknowledged. The patch with this change also doesn't seem to name it, it simply refers to a bug which is not available to view.


I think the name is Chrome Jump because their is an app based off of it and that is called Chrome Jump.

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    Searching google for "Chrome Jump" returned no relevant results.
    – AnnanFay
    Commented Nov 6, 2017 at 12:21

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