Google turns every street in Britain into a giant game of Pac-Man

One of the world's most loved computer games is coming to a street near you. Google Maps has been transformed into a huge game of Pac-Man.

Google has given users the option of converting its maps service into the classic game, opening up endless new ways to pass the time at work.

And it's easy to use. Simply open up Google Maps, click on the Pac-Man icon which will appear on the bottom left of your screen, and play away.

Players can use iconic UK landmarks, such as Buckingham Palace, as the backdrop for their virtual adventure.

Credit: ITV/Google Maps

The game emerged on April Fools' Day, and Google is urging users to get in fast "because this game will only be around for a little while".

So if your colleagues appear particularly busy on their computers today, now you know why.