Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Saturday January 09, 2016

Solitaire Never Brought A Single Cent To Its Creator

The creator of one of the most famous Windows games ever has been sought out by reddit, who explains that he was just an intern when he made Solitaire for Microsoft in 1988.

"I wrote it for Windows 2.1 in my own time while an intern at Microsoft during the summer of 1988. I had played a similar solitaire game on the Mac instead of studying for finals at college and wanted a version for myself on Windows. At the time there was an internal ‘company within a company’ called Bogus software. It was really just a server where bunch of guys having fun hacking Windows to learn about the API tossed their games," Wes Cherry explained.