Microsoft has been teasing Windows 1.0 and its connection with Stranger Things over the past couple of weeks. The Windows maker has now released a new Windows Throwback theme (download link) inspired by the first year of Windows.
"Old-school meets new-school in these 10 totally bodacious, premium 4k images, free for Microsoft Themes," Microsoft writes. The company has also released a Stranger Things theme (download link) and announced new events happening in its stores.
Bring the strange summer of 1985 right to your desktop with the Stranger Things wallpaper theme-pack. These 10 4K images are free for Windows 10 and are to be used as desktop wallpaper only.
If that wasn't enough marketing for Stranger Things, the Windows maker has dropped a new Windows 1.11 app (download link) that includes nostalgic memorabilia like Paint and Write apps along with the original CMD prompt.
With Windows 1.11, experience 1985 nostalgia with a special edition PC app inspired by Windows 1.0 and Stranger Things 3. Play games, discover clues and easter eggs, and unlock secrets and unique Stranger Things 3 content and more. But, beware the Mind Flayer…
Accompanying the latest Stranger Things season, the app features various glitches because of the Upside Down world. Could be a fun little app for Stranger Things fans.
Too much? A new page called "Stranger Things + Microsoft Store" is now up where you can learn more about all of this and register to attend these Stranger Things events at a store closer to you.
Attend a Camp Know Where workshop or play Stranger Things 3: The Game to enter to win an Xbox One X console
In the store, you will be able to:
- Create a Stranger Things-inspired minimovie with Microsoft technology.
- Code your own video game with MakeCode and rule the arcade like Mad Max and Dustin.
- Play the brand new game on Xbox, PC, or both at your local Microsoft Store.
Microsoft is offering fans to create mini movies with 3D models, theme music and special effects. You can also insert yourself into Stranger Things using Microsoft's Mixed Reality headsets in the stores, the Verge reported. The publication also said that a Stranger Things Collectible Arcade cabinet is "up for grabs for Xbox fans" and while no one actually ever uses a Windows PC in the latest Stranger Things season "Dustin can be seen wearing a 1985 'Camp Know Where' cap with a PC on it," which will also be available in the company’s retail stores.
Microsoft is also going to offer some games and challenges for students during this summer at its stores. So yes, a lot of Windows+Stranger Things happening...