These days we take the idea of an Easter Egg in the gaming world as a nice yet unexpected surprise. But, the story behind how the Easter Egg came about is really a tale of those rebellious early days of game, software, consoles and computer development. The corporations had the money to bring in the talent, but that had no idea who they were dealing with and this is still true today, the creative people of the world cannot be tamed!
Video game designer Warren Robinett was a pioneer of his craft. He conceptualized and programmed the groundbreaking video game “Adventure” for the Atari 2600. A huge commercial success, the game sold over one million cartridges. But “Adventure” did more than delight consumers; Robinett hid something within the game that altered the landscape of video games forever.