Solitaire was developed in 1989 by Wes Cherry, a Microsoft intern back then, and is now celebrated with a global tournament started off by the company’s representatives.
Literally everyone has heard or even played solitaire at least once in their lives. It comes preinstalled with almost every Microsoft operating system developed in the last 25 years and once was the boredom breaker for most of employees worldwide.
Before the era of the internet arrived on the multi-inch screens of our desktops, we were used to spending hours playing Solitaire. Back in the 90’s computers didn’t really do much for common individuals, we had our Winamp rolling out with music and our eyes on the green screen that had our nerves tight to the maximum. Solitaire was the perfect way to release your brain from heavy concentration. This, before other more complex arcades were launched directly on our displays.
Solitaire was popular because it didn’t held heavy user instructions, you didn’t need to read tens of pages of information holding precious guidance on how to become a top player. Solitaire is simple and intuitive. Kids can play it, adults, geniuses and common people as well. There isn’t any computer game as popular as Solitaire is and it surely deserves its celebration.
Solitaire was initially designed as an application meant to help people get used to the advanced computer innovations from Microsoft, the drag and drop function, for instance. It proved to be much more versatile and it expanded its use, becoming one of the most addictive desktop games, with limitless replay value.
The popular card game is also known to be one of the top productivity killers among employees, with a game structure that makes you play it over and over again, sustaining hard procrastination. It was actually the ancestor of our present social media games, designed with the same simplicity in display and regulations.
Players can experience again the sweet days with long hours spent playing Solitaire by downloading the app on Windows or Windows phone. The first 25 years of Solitaire celebrated with frenzy by Microsoft will surely bring back some good memories.
The Solitaire Worldwide Competition, officially begins on June 5 but Microsoft enthusiastically started off with an internal tournament among all employees. Winners will play against competitors around the world when the high-level tournament launches. Microsoft is expected to come with rules and regulations regarding the course of its contest.
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