3 Google Easter Eggs to try this Easter

Marketing / 31.03.22
Mark Vaesen

What is an Easter Egg?

In internet terms, an Easter Egg is hidden content in a website, software or game. The idea originated in Atari computer games of the 1980s.

Since then, the digital Easter Egg has taken off and can be found somewhere in most electronic media.

Is there any business value in having an Easter Egg?

Yes, there can be.

Other than simply providing a little extra delight for your website visitors or software users, once discovered they can attract a lot of attention and help to raise your brand profile.

3 Google Easter Eggs to try this Easter

There are a wealth of Easter Eggs hidden in Google, here are three of our favourites.

Atari Breakout

Go to Google search, type in Atari breakout then click on the I’m Feeling Lucky button.

Google search box showing Atari Breakout

Then all you have to do is play!

Atari Breakout game

Text adventure

Remember those old adventure games? You can get a dose of nostalgia by following these simple instructions.

First of all, search Google for text adventure.

Then click on Ctrl + Shift + i, which will bring up Google’s developer tools and you’ll see this:

Text adventure game

Type in yes where you see the > prompt and press return.

Google will then take you on an adventure – you’re the big G and need to find your friends red o, yellow o, blue g, green l and red e. (Guess what that spells). You simply need to continue to type in your response to each question.

Text adventure game

Dinosaur game

This is probably one of the best known Google Easter Eggs. You can access it when your internet is down. Google will show you this page when it can’t get online:

No internet message

When you see it, simply hit your spacebar and the game will start.

Dino game

Control your dinosaur by using the spacebar to get him to jump.

You can also play it with an internet connection, just type chrome://dino in your Chrome browser address bar and hit your spacebar to play.

Happy Easter from everyone at Tomango!