Celebrate the 1-Year Anniversary of Games from Microsoft Start

Today we are thrilled to announce the one-year anniversary of Games from Microsoft Start! It’s been a year of hard work, growth and most importantly – countless moments of fun playing games.  

On July 20, 2022, we launched Games from Microsoft Start with a mission to create the ultimate destination for people to discover and play games instantly in their browsers. These games range from familiar titles like Microsoft Solitaire, to sports, arcade, puzzle, strategy, card games and more. Little did we know how far we would come in just one year. Since our launch, tens of millions of gamers have discovered fun and entertainment through Microsoft Start, collectively totaling more than four billion minutes of gameplay. 

One of the most amazing aspects of Games from Microsoft Start is the variety. From simple puzzle games crafted with HTML to highly polished multiplayer and 3D games powered by cutting-edge advancements in WebGL, Web Assembly and WebGPU, we have it all. We have embraced the evolution of technology, allowing us to broaden the possibilities and provide a rich gaming experience right in your browser. The potential is endless, and we can’t wait to see what the future holds! 

None of this would have been possible without the incredible partnerships we formed with well-established web game developers from the broader industry. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to FRVR, Playtouch, Cool Games, Lotum, Soft Games, Code This Lab, Gamezop, Amazing Games, Clever Apps, Masque, Tribune and many others. Together, we have created an ever-growing library of games that caters to every type of player.  

Whether you are scrolling through the Windows News Feed, exploring Windows Search Highlights, using the sidebar in the Microsoft Edge web browser, opening a new tab in Edge, or visiting our home page, our games are only ever a click away. 

Thank you to our gaming community for our one-year anniversary! We are incredibly grateful for your support, and we look forward to years of bringing great games to more and more people around the world.