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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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