Microsoft got many people talking when it started teasing an “all-new” Windows 1.0. People were quick to assume that it may have something to do with the return of Netflix’s hit show Stranger Things. Since the show’s return is set in 1985, which also happens to be Microsoft’s banner year, it has now been confirmed that all of the teasing was indeed for a Stranger Things tie-in.
Microsoft has launched the Windows 1.11 app which essentially celebrates the return of Stranger Things. The app has classic Paint and Terminal programs in addition to exclusive content and Stranger Things-themed puzzles.
The company is also going to run Camp Know Where later this month online and its store locations. In these camps, kids over the age of 13 will be able to take part in STEM-inspired workshops that are integrated with technology themes from Stranger Things and its characters. The workshops begin on July 20th and they include game-coding “Rule the Arcade” and “Strange-ify Your World” for 3D modeling and filmmaking.
There’s even the chance to win a Stranger Things collectible arcade cabinet, a new Xbox One console with a 12 month membership to the Xbox Game Pass by simply retweeting or liking the Stranger Things reveal post on the Xbox Twitter account or Facebook Page before July 15th.