Despite turning 30, the popular Solitaire game on Windows versions still has more than 35 million players a month.
The Solitaire game was first integrated into Windows 3.0 in 1990 by Microsoft. The original goal of this game was to teach users how to use a computer mouse, which was still very new at the time. There, by clicking on each card, move and drop the card into the appropriate position.
May 22, the 30th anniversary of the first Solitaire game, was released on Windows operating system. Microsoft said that despite its 30-year-old age, Solitaire is still one of the most popular computer games in the world, with more than 35 million people still playing games on Windows every month, with more than 100 million times playing each game. day.
Solitaire is also a game associated with the memories of many people, especially those of the 8x generation, when this is one of the first games that many people have learned to play when they are new to computers.
One of the reasons Solitaire is still popular and loved today is that Microsoft still integrates this game into all versions of Windows, including Windows 10. With a simple but interesting way to play leading to “killing time”, many Windows users still choose Solitaire as a way to entertain in their free time after work.
In 2019, Solitaire was included in the “World Video Game Hall of Fame“, as a way to honor this famous game. Games included in the “Game Hall of Fame” are famous video games and have a great influence on popular culture around the world.
An interesting fact that few people know is that Solitaire was built in 1989 by Wes Cherry, a trainee working at Microsoft. When newly programmed, Wes Cherry also equipped the game with a “special mode”, which allows players to disguise the game in the form of Excel’s spreadsheet interface so that they can bypass the boss and play games during working hours. job. However, when Microsoft officially introduced Solitaire on Windows, this special mode was removed because Microsoft did not encourage users to play games during working hours.
Currently, Solitaire is not only integrated on Windows, but also developed by Microsoft for versions of the most popular platforms today, including Android and iOS.