December 22, 2009 in Games (F)
[prMac.com] Tallinn, Estonia - Bamboo Group releases Wind OS 1.0, a new application for iPhone and iPod touch. Wind OS is an entertainment app simulating Windows operation system. Wind OS provides iPhone users an opportunity to dive into the well-known and intuitive environment and entertain themselves by playing Minesweeper and solving funny tasks prepared by developers.
To replicate user experience of the famous operating system, Wind OS imitates it from the very beginning, namely from the loading process. The developers strive to create a Windows presence effect by special audio and visual means imitating Windows experience. During the loading process users hear the old-hat noises of a humming cooler, and then the classic desktop screen appears displaying an easily recognizable landscape.
Qualifying primarily as an entertainment app, Wind OS still supports a few simple practical operations. One can type and edit texts by means of a notepad application, as well as a browser is available for Internet surfing.
But it quickly becomes evident that Wind OS is a game first of all, and only then an emulator. Overly big icons on the desktop, as well as the sound of the cooler, which is getting louder at some points of time, so that one needs to give the iPhone a little shake to fix it, - leave no doubts. Intentionally the developers don't give users detailed instructions how to deal with the humming cooler - they will need to experiment a bit to arrive at a conclusion that a too intense shake may lead to a Wind OS reboot.
There is one more surprise for an inquisitive user: hidden somewhere within the app are 46 Bill Gates' quotations waiting to be discovered and deciphered. Besides, Wind OS carries a very special game, which one could barely imagine Windows without. This is the famous Minesweeper. And, as the final entertaining bonus, users will find inside the app an apparently made-up story that the developers claim to have been inspired by creating the application.
iPhone or iPod touch 2.2.1 or later
Pricing and Availability:
Wind OS is only $0.99 USD and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games and Entertainment categories. Promo codes are available for qualified reviewers. Please specify the website or blog you represent when making your request.
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