What you need to know
- Microsoft added a surfing game to Microsoft Edge.
- The game works when your device is offline.
- You can also play the game any time by going to edge://surf in your browser.
Microsoft Edge now features a surfing game to occupy you while your internet is down. Starting with build 83.0.478.37, people can play a pixelated surfing game inside the Microsoft Edge browser. The game is inspired by the old Windows game SkiFree and has challenges that you try to avoid.
If your device isn't connected to the internet, you'll see a link within Edge to find the surfing game. You can also play it any time by going to edge://surf inside Microsoft Edge.
It's a simple game that has you zig and zag to avoid obstacles. There are krakens to make you crash and hearts that extend your life. You can also get speed boosts. The goal is to go as far as you can before running out of health from crashing. There are a few different game modes, such as time trial, to keep you entertained.
Microsoft hid an early version of the game inside Microsoft Edge as an Easter Egg last November. In a blog post from Microsoft, William Devereux, senior program manager, Microsoft Edge, explains that following that a permanent "offline game" was a highly requested feature. Following the feedback, Microsoft polished the game and added support for several controllers, including the Xbox Adaptive Controller.
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