Microsoft and Netflix take users back to 1985 into the ‘Upside Down’ world of Stranger Things

Microsoft and Netflix have partnered to launch Windows 1.11 entertainment app based on the first-ever version of WindowsMicrosoft

  • Microsoft is collaborating with Netflix to bring users Windows 1.11 that will launch users in the Stranger Things 3 universe.
  • An adaptation of Windows 1, Windows 1.11 is an entertainment app where users have to follow the links in an upside down universe to move forward.
  • The game free to play and can be downloaded from the Windows Store.
If you’re a fan of Stranger Things and you want to dive into the universe, Microsoft has launched Windows 1.11 to help you do just that.

Windows 1.11Microsoft

Unlike the operating system, Windows 1.0, which was launched back in 1985 — Windows 1.11 is an entertainment app with easter egg hunts, reference galore to Stranger Things and callbacks to previous seasons.

Windows 1.0Microsoft

The new game is essentially a series of links, some of them upside down, that you have to follow in order to unlock new challenges that get harder with each level — and it’s also free.

The 'Upside Down' of Windows 1.11Microsoft

1985 was also the first time that a software Paint was available on personal computers and the mouse finally had utility — both of which have been used to make the Windows 1.11 experience more fun.

Windows 1.11 Paint challenge

Microsoft goes whole hog on Stranger Things 3

The collaboration between Microsoft and Stranger Things 3 doesn’t end with Windows 1.11.

The Microsoft enterprise that also launched themes for Windows 10 and a paid Strangers Things Season 3 game that costs $19.99 in the Windows Store.


The game is more engaging than Windows 1.11, in the sense that it has actual characters, a story line and a cooperative two-player mode.

Camp Know WhereMicrosoft

The company has also launched a ‘Camp Know Where’ workshop where fans can join in to create their own Stranger Things mini-movie and animations — but that’s only if you live in the US, UK, Canada or Australia.

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