twitter1Microsoft this morning released a remake of the classic game “Hover” for the web. Hover originally debuted on the Windows 95 CD-ROM, and in a fun twist, the new version includes an Easter Egg that unlocks a classic mode simulating the original version of the game in the web browser. (Hint: the original Hover code name was “Bambi.”)

But they didn’t stop there. The classic version includes Facebook and Twitter sharing buttons, providing a working example of how the popular social networks would have been integrated into the classic Microsoft OS.

Double click on the “share_fb.exe” icon, for example, and this is what you’ll see …



That’s pretty awesome. And yes, it actually works, ultimately opening a modern Facebook or Twitter sharing window containing the message entered by the user into the wizard.

See our earlier story for the backstory on the new Hover game, including an interview with the indie software developer who made it happen.

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  • Christopher Budd

    This is great. I miss things like this. I swear the industry was more fun in the 90s and would do fun things like this more often.

    Too bad they couldn’t work the old “Hot Dog Stand” color theme into it (though that was Windows 3.1, not Windows 95, to be fair):

    • Christopher Budd

      Say, shouldn’t you have said “bundled into” rather than “integrated with” the OS? :)

    • Jason Farris

      I remember hot dog stand!

  • Andriy Podanenko

    At last
    Waiting years for this

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