Tech & Science 30 years of Solitaire: Microsoft is aiming for a card-laying record

01:16  23 may  2020
01:16  23 may  2020 Source:   spiegel.de

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Microsoft is celebrating 30 years since Solitaire was launched on Windows PCs, becoming a staple in classic computer gaming. The card game, more commonly known as Patience in Europe, dates back hundreds of years, but landed on Windows 3.0 in 1990. It was intended to teach people how to use a

Microsoft Solitaire , the appendix of Windows PCs, has been knocking about for 30 years . You might not always remember it's there, or why it's there To mark its 30th anniversary and National Solitaire Day, Microsoft wants to set a new record for most games of Microsoft Solitaire played in 24 hours.

Solitaire is one of the most popular computer games of all time and is still used millions of times. For today's 30th birthday, the company wants to set a record.

  30 Jahre Solitaire: Microsoft peilt einen Kartenlege-Rekord an © Solitaire

Microsoft's most meditative software is 30 years old today and still extremely popular. We're talking about Solitaire, the pulse-lowering card-laying game that has been an integral part of the Windows operating system for decades and has been a popular app for Android and iOS since 2016.

Its Microsoft debut was celebrated in 1990 by the game Klondike, which was a much older game known as Patience. "The game helped people learn to 'drag and drop' objects on their computer screens using a mouse - which was new at the time," Microsoft wrote in an

blog post, .

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Microsoft 's iconic Solitaire computer game turns 30 years old today. According to Microsoft , Solitaire still holds the title of being the most played computer game of all time and to celebrate the landmark birthday, Microsoft is trying to set a new world record for the most games of Solitaire

Celebrate 30 years of Microsoft Solitaire with this special, 30th anniversary mug. Unfortunately, we found no Microsoft Store locations within 100 miles, but we can always ship items to you.

With Windows 8, Solitaire disappeared from the operating system in 2012, only to appear in the form of a standalone app with new game variants, Xbox Live integration and other extras in the Windows Store - free of charge, but with integrated advertising, or ad-free for then up to 9.89 euros.

Solitaire is still played 100 million times a day

More than 35 million people in more than 200 countries still play the official Solitaire, now called the Microsoft Solitaire Collection, every month. According to Microsoft, more than half a billion people have played solitaire in the past decade. In 2019 it was added to the Video Game Hall of Fame

. There it is assumed that Solitaire was installed on a total of more than one billion devices.

To celebrate the milestone birthday, Microsoft wants to set a world record: most completed solitaire games in one day. On average, Microsoft registers around 100 million games a day.

If you want to be part of the record team, you simply have to play the Microsoft version, whether on your smartphone, PC or

on this website . Thanks to the company's telemetry , which is much criticized, every completed batch is recorded and counted.

Solitaire: Microsoft's card game is 30 - and millions are still playing .
© Microsoft Microsoft Solitaire in Windows 3.0. 30 years ago, Microsoft Solitaire integrated into Windows by default. And the card game is still played by millions, as the company announced on the occasion of the anniversary. For almost exactly 30 years, with the release of Windows 3.0 in 1990, Solitaire has been an integral part of the Microsoft operating system. Only in Windows 8 was the card game not integrated as standard for a short time, but the slot was used with Windows 10 in 2015.

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