Play smiley face games at Y8.com. The yellow smiley face was created in 1963 around the same time as the Vietnam War as a symbol to cheer up workers. Over time, it became a common element on the internet and in browser games. The smiley face was seen on the early internet first as an emoticon and later as the default emoji skin tone. Later, it inspired the awesome face meme and seems to forever transition history.