Computer folk love to hide secret ‘features’ in their code. Normally we reckon these are bugs. But sometimes they are just fun. They are just hidden gems that add a bit of fun, and they’re called Easter Eggs. There is a fine tradition of these in popular games, applications (even serious ones like MS Excel) and in various websites.
Right now, Google Maps have hidden one of 1980’s favourite computer games : Pacman. We’ve been quietly amusing ourselves chasing the old ghosts around our Auckland office.
Just rip into Google Maps, click the Pacman image at the bottom and off you go !