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Cline and an Easter Egg Hunt

I’m always intrigued by the implementation and struggle of finding / discovering Easter Eggs, as  seen in the plot of Ready Player One, as I have found that the inclusion of “easter eggs” not only have been implemented in many different video games but also film and other forms of media.  After looking more into the author of Ready Player One, I found that Ernest Cline ran a competition for his readers that challenged them to find an easter egg hidden within the print copies of his book.  This would then lead the person to a series of three games, and in the end, the overall winner would receive a restored Delorean.  Here’s a video of one of the games in this easter egg challenge, designed as an Atari 2600 Game specifically for this contest:

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2 thoughts on “Cline and an Easter Egg Hunt

  1. Its really interesting that Cline added easter eggs into his book, in a way its almost proof that he practices what he preaches. One of the most impressive things about Ready Player One for me was that he not only had to have the idea about the society in which the novel takes place, but also each gate, which was probably the more difficult task. Making sure that each gate was unique, but also played into each other while keep them interesting was one of the best parts of the book for me as a reader.

    Posted by Ben Tarhan | June 27, 2013, 11:57 pm
  2. Yeah, I defiantly agree that being that Ernest Cline practices what he preaches in turn makes his work as successful as its been, and what creates such an avid fan base. I feel it is qualities like these that make not only works like Ready Player One fun and interesting to read, but also the works of the other authors we have read for this course. Living and breathing what you love defiantly shines through your work, and Cline incorporating a contest like this defiantly strengthens his fan base.

    Posted by bgwhipple | June 28, 2013, 4:34 pm

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