Microsoft is celebrating Stranger Things season 3 in true Windows 1.0 style today. The software giant has created a Windows 1.11 app for a tie-in with Stranger Things, and it includes nostalgic apps like Paint, Write, and the original Windows cmd prompt. While the app is supposed to be set in the summer of 1985 just like the TV show, Windows 1.0 didn’t actually debut until November 1985.
Awkward dates aside, this app is designed more as a game to accompany the latest Stranger Things season. There are various glitches, thanks to the Upside Down world, and little mini 8-bit games to find clues and Easter eggs about the show. If you’re a Stranger Things fan, it’s a fun little app. But if you were hoping for a full-blown Windows 1.0 experience, then this certainly isn’t that.
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