Microsoft launched its 30th anniversary event on the classic game “Windows Solitaire” last month, releasing a series of promotional videos that invited players around the world to relive the game’s appeal. And in the culmination of today’s event, Microsoft has come up with an ambitious plan to break the world record for the world’s most player users in a single day.
In an official blog post updated today, Microsoft’s Paul Jensen encourages fans of the classic game to download its modern version of the Microsoft Solitaire Collection for at least one game for the next 24 hours on Windows, iOS or Android. For those who don’t like to download the APP, you can also play by web.
In addition to hoping to break the new world record, Microsoft officials have released card game T-shirts and mugs at the Microsoft Store for game fans around the world.
Solitaire has had more than 500 million players since it was pre-installed in Windows 3.0 in 1990. The game, considered the iconic software of Microsoft’s Windows system, was inducted into the World Video Game Hall of Fame in early May.
“This is a historic day, when Microsoft Solitaire was inducted into the World Video Game Hall of Fame,” said Paul Jensen, manager of Microsoft’s casual game studio. It’s really incredible that the game was originally designed to teach users how to use the mouse. We are proud to be part of the development of this game, which is currently available in more than 200 countries and regions around the world in 65 languages, including Antarctica. “