Google adds 'Six Degrees Of Kevin Bacon' game to search engine | Film & TV News | NME.COM

Google adds 'Six Degrees Of Kevin Bacon' game to search engine | Film & TV News | NME.COM:

Google has built the infamous ‘Six Degrees Of Kevin Bacon’ game into its search engine.

The game, a playful variation on ‘Six Degrees Of Separation’, is based on the idea that any Hollywood actor can be linked to Bacon in six associations or fewer because theFootloose actor has enjoyed such a prolific career. When the game first spread in the 1990s, Bacon seemed unamused, but he has since embraced it, using its popularity for a charitable website called SixDegrees.Org.

Now the game has been automated by Google. When a user types the phrase “Bacon number” into the search box, followed by the name of any actor, Google will produce that actor’s “Bacon number” and show how the two are linked.