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redcrowdesign
06-25-2007, 09:32 AM
As many dudes and dudettes have witnessed it, I am a faithful believer - and lover of the easter eggs, but not those of the rabbit, but much rather the ones you find in movies and other media.
An easter egg is a surprise that the creator hides somewhere in his work.
I for example hide easter eggs in every flash website I do, and I have like 5 or 6 easter eggs hidden in my own website. So, here comes the 1000 000 dollars question:


Do you hide easter eggs in your haunt or art?

Nightgore
06-25-2007, 09:47 AM
No, when I do something for a client it is there's... no longer mine! I am one of those people that would be a little pissed if I found something like that on something I had paid for!

But I am searching your site for them... any clues? Hahaha.. -Tyler

redcrowdesign
06-25-2007, 10:20 AM
An easter egg not always have to be an unexpected 'jack-in-the-box' kind of surprise (at least not always). It is just a recompense for the persistent viewers or customers who click the hell out of your website, or go to your haunt 1000 times a year or also for the guys who watch the hell out of horror movies. LOL
I don't understand how an easter egg could be 'annoying', I mean, if you don't like that much the website it will go un-noticed, you will find it only if you take the time to find it.
I do all I can to do my best job and deliver a whole lot more than what the customer expected, but, I also give them a little extra something, sometimes I tell them "click here", "click there" and sometimes I let them find it themselves.
For example: go to the bodybagging.com website and go to the store, then you'll see a 'nice' shopping cart rolling towards the shop button. When it stops click it, not just one time, see what happens.
Another example is the zombiefans.com logo:
http://www.redcrowdesign.net/Portfolio/websites/zombiefans/zombiefans_logo.html
They don't use this one anymore LOL cause it's annoying, but I implanted a nice way to get rid of that nerve-grinding background sound: just click the 'o'. Also notice what does the 'o' if you leave it unclicked for some time (wait 1 or 2 minutes).

As you can see all the easter eggs fit the theme, and they are fun too, I can't find an obvious reason to be pissed off, except for the nerve grinding sound of the ZF logo LMAO (altho they are using the mute version).

redcrowdesign
06-25-2007, 10:31 AM
But I am searching your site for them... any clues? Hahaha.. -Tyler

A simple one is clicking the round shape on the left of the top menu, when it opens click it again.

Jolly Pumpkin
06-25-2007, 08:19 PM
I think Easter eggs add something special to a site and are fun when you find them. I love the zombie getting the bullet shot through his head. I wasn't expecting that.

redcrowdesign
06-25-2007, 11:39 PM
well, that is the point of the easter eggs, you click there and here and there and here and in the end you get a nice surprise... It's like the recompense for trying so hard.

bodybagging
07-04-2007, 06:20 PM
I love my shopping cart although no one has ever seen the egg.....sigh

Frighteners Entertainment
07-04-2007, 09:58 PM
An egg, you have an egg on your site, in the cart?

Nightmaretony
07-05-2007, 07:10 AM
Love putting in easter eggs in my work when possible. The client or owner has to approve, of course. Only time I ever got in trouble involved putting a sexual move in a fighting game...

redcrowdesign
07-05-2007, 11:25 AM
Love putting in easter eggs in my work when possible. The client or owner has to approve, of course. Only time I ever got in trouble involved putting a sexual move in a fighting game...

Well, you can't do that, a fighting game; I asume a video game, is for all kinds of public, even if the label says PG15 and it has gore and violence, cause some parents let their 10 years old kids play that stuff.
Even if the sexual move isn't explicit the parents associaton will be on your a$$ before you can say "boobie".

Nightmaretony
07-09-2007, 10:39 AM
It was an arcade game, since I used to design them. The move itself is only rated PG so it stayed. Here is the setup in there:

the game character is a legendary monk, known for sexual conquests in real life historical. The move can only be done as a new death move, sort of a saving throw. What happens is when it happens, you hear tinkling wind chimes, then the monk first strips his robe halfway, revealing a bare chest. He then rushes the player, grabs round the midriff. With one hand, he spreads out a rose garden and throws the other player into it then swan dives into the roses. The roses are moving wildly, there is a pink heart with two tiny pictures of their faces, you hear 3 humping noises then the player is thrown out of the roses and you hear the monk's laugh.

There is much worse stuff in TV commercials today, of course. This was more done for the humorous effect.

redcrowdesign
07-09-2007, 12:27 PM
Gotta say RESPECT for you man, all that sequence seems very complex and long, probably hard to animate and program.
Are you a programmer or a graphics artist?

When I was a kid I used to play lots of video games, I always admired the makers of such games. As a matter of a fact when I grew up I wanted to become one of them, I even made several mods for computer games, but my dream ended after 7 years of spamming about 5 different companies asking for a job LOL nobody wanted to hire me cause it's cheapper to hire a native than a stranger LOL