Mar 07 AT 5:47 PM Dustin Earley 15 Comments

Google’s I/O 2013 website chock full of Easter eggs

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It’s Thursday. The weekend is almost here. And if you’re anything like me, you could probably use a quick pick-me-up at the end of the work day to ease you into Friday. Luckily, Google has you covered.

Google’s I/O website seems pretty simple. There’s a few links neatly arranged around the borders, and the middle is taken up by an elegant graphic that simply says “I/O 13.” But upon further inspection, you’ll notice there’s more to it. Both the I and the O in the graphic can be clicked, and a small bar near the bottom of the page will pop up containing the sequence of letters you’ve pressed. Depending on what order you press the I and O in, different interactive Easter eggs are unlocked.

By pressing “IIOIIOII,” you can play an interactive synthesizer, complete with three instruments and backup drums. By pressing “IOOOOOOI,” you can play Pong. The list goes on, and on, and on. I won’t spoil anymore, in case you want to find them for yourself. If you just want to see everything you can do, check out the video below. Let us know your favorite in the comments.

Via: TheNextWeb

Source: Google I/O

Dustin Earley: Tech enthusiast; avid gamer; all around jolly guy.

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  • LukeT32

    Looks like they web team at Google has too much time on their hands…. :D

  • fenlon

    11100111

  • (sic)

    10010000
    11011011
    00111001
    I need to get back to work…

    • CTown

      144
      219
      57
      Converting these numbers from base 2 to decimal, I still don’t know what these numbers mean?

      • CTown

        I was probably looking to much into it. It’s time to sleep…

  • donger

    Awesome easter eggs.

  • Raptor

    He is easter egg for US employment specifically for their Motorola: “While we’re very optimistic about the new products in our pipeline, we still face challenges,High costs and losses in competitive markets are forcing the company to make staffing cuts”

    Remember that: the more Samsung gets profit the more US have their hi-tech jobs cut

    • Raptor erupting

      Hey AAM webposting geniuses, if you can not make “Edit”in 3 years make at least “Delete Message” option, At least we will be able to re-post if typos are made

  • Lazi

    01000101

  • Lazi

    11010011 – memory game.

  • Nathan D.

    What are some of the hints, did anyone figure them out?

  • Sandeep

    I just hacked into google IO their are total 13 modes
    ascii
    bacon
    bowling
    burger
    cat
    eightbit
    home
    pong
    rocket
    simone
    song
    space
    synth

    If I’ll tell the code for each then it’s going to kill all the fun. So keep trying.
    If you would like to launch a rocket try this (01000101) have fun :)

  • nks7

    Awesome site pls check it out your self

  • Leon Hitchens

    I am debating if I should go, and that all depends on if I can get the student tickets. I love the work and announcements that always come out during Google I/O

  1. Looks like they web team at Google has too much time on their hands…. :D

  2. (sic)Guest 2 years ago

    10010000
    11011011
    00111001
    I need to get back to work…

  3. Awesome easter eggs.

  4. RaptorGuest 2 years ago

    He is easter egg for US employment specifically for their Motorola: “While we’re very optimistic about the new products in our pipeline, we still face challenges,High costs and losses in competitive markets are forcing the company to make staffing cuts”

    Remember that: the more Samsung gets profit the more US have their hi-tech jobs cut

    • Raptor eruptingGuest 2 years ago

      Hey AAM webposting geniuses, if you can not make “Edit”in 3 years make at least “Delete Message” option, At least we will be able to re-post if typos are made

  5. LaziGuest 2 years ago

    01000101

  6. LaziGuest 2 years ago

    11010011 – memory game.

  7. What are some of the hints, did anyone figure them out?

  8. SandeepGuest 2 years ago

    I just hacked into google IO their are total 13 modes
    ascii
    bacon
    bowling
    burger
    cat
    eightbit
    home
    pong
    rocket
    simone
    song
    space
    synth

    If I’ll tell the code for each then it’s going to kill all the fun. So keep trying.
    If you would like to launch a rocket try this (01000101) have fun :)

  9. Awesome site pls check it out your self

  10. I am debating if I should go, and that all depends on if I can get the student tickets. I love the work and announcements that always come out during Google I/O