Easter Egg (media):
An Easter egg is an intentional inside joke, hidden message, or feature in an interactive work such as a computer program, video game or DVDmenu screen. The name has been said to evoke the idea of a traditional Easter egg hunt.
According to game designer Warren Robinett, this traditional term was coined into the context of media by Atari personnel who were alerted to the presence of a secret message which had been hidden by Robinett in his already widely distributed game, Adventure. Released in 1979,Atari's Adventure contains the first video game Easter egg to have been discovered by its players; the hidden item is the name of the game's programmer, Warren Robinett. Robinett inserted his Easter egg late in the game's development in an attempt to gain some recognition for his work, as Atari then kept its programmers' names secret. In 2004, an earlier Easter egg was found in Video Whizball, a 1978 game for theFairchild Channel F system, displaying programmer Bradley Reid-Selth's surname.
This practice is similar in some respects to hidden signature motifs such as Diego Rivera's inclusion of himself in his murals, Alfred Hitchcock's cameo appearances, Fritz's appearances in the works of Chris van Allsburg, and various "Hidden Mickeys" that can be found throughout the
In honor of the ressurection of our Lord and Saviour, I have listed my favorite Easter eggs from my childhood. Enjoy!