Short Bytes: This is the story behind Solitaire — the most famous Windows game. It tells why its creator Wes Cherry could not make any money and how he ended up selling the stocks of Microsoft when he continued working for the Microsoft.
Story of Solitaire game:
Wes Cherry was the name of the person who was working as a summer intern at Microsoft. He created this game in 1988 before it turned out to be one of the biggest games and being added eventually in Windows 3.0. But Wes Cherry has a very sad story to tell when it comes to solitaire games in Windows.
Wes Cherry could not make any money out of this game. This truth was revealed in a Reddit post. A bunch of people (mostly Redditors) began searching for him online after it was revealed that Wes Cherry owns Dragons Head Cider, a company that produces apple cider. There was so much traffic on his official site that the server of his site crashed.
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Someone contacted him on Facebook to tell him that he must join Reddit to tell everyone more about Solitaire and the way it landed in Windows. Wes Cherry explained-
Now, after his statement if you are still wondering if Wes Cherry continued working for the Microsoft then yes — he did. Eventually, he landed up in the Excel team. But the story of the games does not stop here. In the meantime, he also created a second game called Pipe Dream. Despite the fact that the game was less popular than Solitaire, he actually made some money out of it. The money made was in the form of Microsoft stocks which he eventually sold for a few thousand dollars at the time.
What do you think? Does Cherry deserve an applause?
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