With my High School Classes I use Google Sites as a primary Class Website. I made a quick Google Site to demonstrate a Google Sites Easter Egg. Can you find the Egg on my Easter Egg Example Website?
Did I get you? 😉
You probably know what an Easter Egg is but if not this is a term for a hidden element within the game that is “extra”. The game can be finished without finding the Egg. Easter Eggs foster exploration and can help create a more immersive experience. They might contain a piece of game Lore which helps world building, could offer a hidden bonus or power up, or can just add a little humor and wonder. In my class website I like to hide little Easter Eggs within pictures on my website. This is fairly easy to accomplish using a mashup of Google Draw and Google Sites.
Create the Easter Egg in the Google Draw
Hyperlinking to the Transparent Shape
Then Publish the Google Draw
Add the Published Google Draw to the Google Sites
Below is a video of me “Finding” the Easter Egg on the published Google Site. Notice that the cursor turns from an arrow to the finger when I hover over the transparency.
Thank you for reading this far.
After I took all of the screencaps and made this little video I went back in and added another little Easter Egg on the Google Site. Did you find it? If you did – enjoy the little taste of my terrible effort at voice acting 🙂