Easter eggs

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Easter eggs are inside jokes and references to popular culture, included for the player's amusement. This is a non-exhaustive list of Easter eggs present in Imperator.

  • Byzantion's province ID is 1453, a reference to the year Byzantium fell to the Ottomans historically.
  • The achievement Times New Roman refers to a popular font style.
  • The achievement What have the Romans ever Done for us? is a reference to a popular Monthy Python film, "Life of Brian"
  • The achievement Bois Are Back in Town is a reference to the popular song "The Boys Are Back in Town" by Irish hard rock band Thin Lizzy.
  • The achievement Over 9000 refers to a popular exclamation by Vegeta in the English adaptation of the anime Dragon Ball Z.
  • The achievement The Romans Are Crazy refers to a popular catchphrase from the french comic series Asterix.
  • The achievement Spice Must Flow refers to a popular phrase from the sci-fi novel Dune.
  • The Flags of Flag of Osismia Osismia and Flag of Curiosolita Curiosolita look like the Belts of Characters Asterix and Obelix, respectively, from the french comic series Asterix.
  • Several developer team members have cameo members ingame:
    • Johan Andersson, the creative director, can be found in Flag of Sparta Sparta at start as Thoukydides Priapid.
    • Peter 'Arheo' Nicholson, the game director, can be found in Flag of Parisia (Britannia) Parisia (Britannia) at start as Arheo Nicholid 'Cantor'. Successfully befriending him or one of his children will give a special treasure.
    • Henrik 'Trin Tragula' Lohmander, the game designer, can be found in Flag of Nesiotic League Nesiotic League at start as Anaximander Lomandros 'Chartografos'.
    • Joachim 'Snow Crystal' Holmsen, a content designer, can be found in Flag of Chersonesus Chersonesus at start as Ioakeim Hommanid.
    • Sebastian 'Katz' Borg, an embedded QA tester, can be found in Flag of Rome Rome at start as Sebastianus Castiliani 'Cattus'.
    • Niels 'Gorion3' Uiterwijk, a tech lead, can be found in Flag of Frisia Frisia at start as Nilis Uiterwiekus.
    • Emil 'Egladil' Djupfeldt, a programmer, can be found in Flag of Celticia Celticia at start as Aemilius Candamius.
    • Evan Wu, a programmer, can be found in Flag of Zhangzhung Zhangzhung at start as Weikwan Mu.
    • Timor Khanagov, a 2D artist/UI designer, can be found in Flag of Macedon Macedon at start as Timokratos Georgus.
    • Joacim Carlberg, the art lead, can be found in 20px Raumaricia at start as Jokim Carlberki.