Google gets a Star Wars makeover




As the release date for Star Wars: The Force Awakens nears, Google decided to take fans into the Star Wars universe and give them a taste of what shooting through space is like.

A Google search for ‘a long time ago in a galaxy far far away’ results in a brilliant animated results screen. Try it out for yourself!

This is the latest addition to Google’s special searches known as ‘Easter eggs’ which includes various cheeky tricks the search engine performs, like this barrel roll trick:

Google also introduced Star Wars themed skins and visuals to many apps like Android Wear Watches, Google Calendar, Chrome, Gmail, Google Maps, Google Now, Waze and YouTube in a promotional campaign called ‘Choose Your Side’.

Heading to “” forces you to choose. Are you with the Resistance (formerly the Rebel Alliance) or the First Order (formerly the Empire)?

Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the seventh installment of the popular franchise is set to hit cinemas on Christmas this year.