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.

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.


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, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. He enjoys following and reporting Microsoft news and developments in the world of Personal Computing & Social Media.

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