Easter Eggs aren’t always chocolate

3 Apr 2015 | News

EasterEggComputer 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 !