Microsoft’s Windows 1.11 App Now Out for Netflix’s Stranger Things Fans

Microsoft’s been promoting something called Windows 1.11 for a little while recently. The whole promotion had everyone wondering what the whole thing was about, and as it turns out, it’s a new Stranger Things promotion the company partnered with Netflix for.

The new Windows 1.11 app is now available from the Microsoft Store, and if you are a fan of Stranger Things, you will definitely like the new app. It’s essentially a Windows 1.0 experience inspired by Stranger Things. The influence here is quite heavy, and the app even has loads of hints and clues about season 3 of Stranger Things. It includes graphics and music inspired by Stranger Things, so it’s actually really cool.

The app lets you work through a bunch of different files and clues and reveals more as you work through them, and helps you save Hawkins from the Mind Flayer.

Microsoft is also launching a whole campaign for the partnership, including a Camp Know Where experience at its stores where you can learn to make a Stranger Things video or code your own game. It’s also releasing a Windows throwback theme, and a Stranger Things 3 theme for Windows 10 users.

“It’s basically the raddest show companion experience ever,” Microsoft says. And you know what? I actually agree.

But if you are not familiar with Stranger Things or don’t like the show, there isn’t much to see here. I’d say the promotion was a bit blown out of proportion because not everyone really watches Stranger Things, so if you were expecting a lot more here, you are probably disappointed. But if you have watched Stranger Things’ latest season, this thing is really fun.

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  • TJA

    08 July, 2019 - 2:33 pm

    <p>Windows 1.11 is currently not available … :-(</p>

    • IanYates82

      Premium Member
      08 July, 2019 - 7:16 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#440453">In reply to TJA:</a></em></blockquote><p>I had that yesterday, but today it's available. Worth trying again.</p><p><br></p><p>I'm up to episode #5, or maybe #6 – can't remember… Will finish them and then look at this to avoid spoilers! :)</p>

      • IanYates82

        Premium Member
        08 July, 2019 - 7:16 pm

        <blockquote><em><a href="#440511">In reply to IanYates82:</a></em></blockquote><p>276MB for Windows 1.11…. </p><p><br></p><p>How times have changed :D</p>

        • lvthunder

          Premium Member
          08 July, 2019 - 8:02 pm

          <blockquote><em><a href="#440512">In reply to IanYates82:</a></em></blockquote><p>It's not really Windows 1. It's a game that uses Windows 1 as the UI. It even has some ASCII art video.</p>

      • Chris_Kez

        Premium Member
        09 July, 2019 - 12:05 am

        <blockquote><em><a href="#440511">In reply to IanYates82:</a></em></blockquote><p>Yeah, I got about 15 minutes in and realized I didn't want any more spoilers. This is a cool idea but it would work better with a weekly episodic show. </p>

  • sdboucher

    Premium Member
    08 July, 2019 - 8:12 pm

    <p>Does this game make anyone else's CPU fan spin up very fast? I tried the game, but quit due to the high RPM of my fan. </p>

  • dontbe evil

    09 July, 2019 - 12:48 am

    <p>One more UWP app, guess where? in the Store … not bad for 2 dead things according to Thurrot</p><p><br></p>

  • waethorn

    09 July, 2019 - 9:07 am


  • jamJAR

    27 July, 2019 - 2:15 am

    <p>Windows 1.11 is currently not available. I'm guessing it's only available in the US?</p>


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