Last year, Microsoft introduced a new web-based surf offline game for its Edge browser. As of now, this mini-game is exclusively available in the desktop version of Edge, but the company is now planning to bring it to mobile users, too.
The Edge Insider team has recently announced on Twitter that the surf game is live on the latest Edge Canary release for Android. Now, Edge Insiders running Canary version 95.0.1002.0 can access the game by going to edge://surf. Alternatively, it can also be played when the mobile device is not connected to the internet.
Android Insiders, we have a special surprise for you today! In Canary channel version 95.0.1002.0, you may find a certain 🏄♂️ page that was a feature ask early on in our mobile app development. 😏
(Spoilers: Head to edge://surf on Android Canary TODAY!!) https://t.co/muGebQXGiD
— Microsoft Edge Dev (@MSEdgeDev) September 2, 2021
Microsoft Edge’s surf game is heavily inspired by the classic SkiFree that shipped on older versions of Windows back in 1991. It challenges users to ride the waves while avoiding various obstacles and islands etc. They can choose between three different modes, including the standard classic surf mode, time trial, and zig-zag.
Currently, the surf minigame is only available for desktop and Android users, and there is no word on when it will be available in the iOS version of the browser. You can try it out by downloading the latest Microsoft Edge Canary version from the Google Play Store.