In honor of this weekend’s springtime holiday, game developers are sharing some of their favorite Easter eggs in games they’ve worked on. A Twitter thread asked devs to respond with “the best Easter eggs you ever hid in a game,” and developers were happy to oblige.
The request from Vlambeer lead Jan Willem Nijman was followed by a treasure trove of Easter eggs in everything from big AAA releases to smaller indie games. The homages range from film references to hat-tips to other games to small in-jokes.
Both Uncharted 4 and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy have a camera-pan reminiscent of the Assassin’s Creed franchise. All four Ninja Turtles weapons are tucked away in different spots in The Division. The original Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare has a background meant to evoke the island from Zelda: Wind Waker. The list goes on and on.