Microsoft launches Escape from XP game

To showcase the capabilities of Microsoft’s proprietary browser Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft has released a game titled Escape from XP, that also serves to remind users that Windows XP support ended on 8th April.

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Escape from XP game

The game revolves around the main character standing atop a bunch of open Internet Explorer 6 browser windows, and tries to fight off an army of IE6 characters, bugs, out-dated hardware, etc – all this against the backdrop of a Windows XP desktop.

Use the keyboard for handling the weapons and moving the main character in the game. Use W, A and D to move, the arrow keys to shoot and Q to switch weapons.

Towards the end, Clippy will encourage you to destroy Windows XP by clicking a red button.

Microsoft ended Windows XP support on April 8th, having already pushed the last bunch of Updates. This now leaves Windows XP will a perpetual Zero-day vulnerability and exposed to risks. Windows XP was not built to face todays scenario as it exists on the Internet. It was released a decade ago and its been patched and patched to make it what it is today. So if you are still using Windows XP, consider upgrading to Windows 7 or Windows 8.

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Till then, go here to play the game. I am sure you will enjoy it.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com and a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows for the period 2006-16. He enjoys following and reporting Microsoft news and developments in the world of Personal Computing & Social Media.