How to Find Hidden Secrets or "Easter Eggs" in Programs or Games

Programmers put a lot of hard work into their projects, whether it be an office program or a video game, it takes a lot to produce a quality product. Often these programmers will put in an "Easter Egg", which is something extra that is hidden. It can be anything from a special "credits" screen, to a hidden pinball game in Word. Here you will find how to find some in your favorite programs...

Steps

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    Look around in the program files. Many times there will be pictures or files hidden there.
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    Look in the "help", or "about" section of the program. Many times it will involve holding down some keys (like shift or ctrl) while opening the "help" or "about" file.
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    Try looking up forums for that program or game; often when people find one, they will become excited and tell everyone.
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    Try searching on Google, (i.e. (your program) Easter eggs or hidden secrets).
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    In games, look around and explore every inch of the game world. Often programmers will name characters something funny; it may just take a while for you to realize that it is a inside joke.
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    Search for the program or game on Eeggs for a huge list.
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    Also, you can also use the "tab" key to search for places that can be clicked.

Tips

  • Try everything, exploration is the key
  • Try just emailing the developer and asking them directly
  • If you find let others know so that they may enjoy it as well, you can do that by posting it in forums or adding it to Eeggs

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