Easter just passed and that got me thinking about Easter Eggs of another type… those in software.
Back in the day, before the Internet ruled supreme, I did some development for the Worldgroup BBS platform. The Worldgroup client consisted of a Windows 3.11 front end that called different modules (email, chat, games), which connected to a server to allow communications with others.
I wrote a few clients and placed some small, and somewhat lame, Easter Eggs in them. To this day, over 20 years later, I believe none of these were found. I never heard anyone discuss them, no one contacted me about them, and the Internet took over and Worldgroup was put out to pasture.
Just prior to working on Worldgroup clients, I released a Windows version of my shareware music collection application “Songanizer”, which also contained a somewhat lame, but undiscovered, Easter Egg.
I like the idea of Easter Eggs and love discovering them, even though I rarely find them on my own. I have all the code for the Worldgroup and Songanizer applications on 3.5″ floppies. If there is any interest, maybe I will post some screen shots with details on how to see these Eggs.
I haven’t placed any Eggs in any of my mobile apps, but I am thinking of adding a few. Any good eggs in your games?