Microsoft partners with Netflix to celebrate the recently-premiered third season of Stranger Things. The collaboration reverts back to the summer of 1985, introducing a Windows 1.0-inspired app, Stranger Things-themed coding camps offered through Microsoft Store, and commemorative Xbox content and prizes.
While Stranger Things season three is set in 1985, that year was also particularly noteworthy for Microsoft. The company then celebrated the 10-year anniversary of its Redmond headquarters and the release of Windows 1.0. Subsequently, Microsoft's Windows 1.11 app draws inspiration from Windows 1.0, featuring iconic Paint and Terminal programs, as well as Stranger Things-themed puzzles and unique content. Simply visit windows.com/strangerthings to play around.
Next, Microsoft is allowing fans to attend Camp Know Where at Microsoft Store locations. The experience includes two free STEM-inspired workshops with technology themes revolving around the show and its characters. Those ages 13 and up can register at their local Microsoft Store or online for two workshops: Rule the Arcade and Strange-ify Your World. In Rule the Arcade, attendees will create their own playable video game using fundamental game and coding concepts, similar to Mad Max and Dustin in the show. The Strange-ify Your World class sees participants creating a story about teamwork and friendship, before playing with Mixed Reality to immerse themselves into the world of Stranger Things to present their own Stranger Things-inspired mini movie with 3D models, Windows Ink, special effects, and a soundtrack.
Finally, fans of the show can win the ultimate Stranger Things Xbox prize package, which includes a Stranger Things 3 Collectible Arcade Cabinet, as well as a new Xbox One X and a 12-month membership for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. Anyone interested in entering the contest, which runs until July 15, needs to Retweet or Like the reveal post on the Xbox Twitter channel or the Xbox Facebook page.
For more surrounding the hit Netflix show, be sure to check out our recently-released Stranger Things 3 collection.