How to Play Microsoft Edge's Secret Surfing Game
March. 06, 2020
The new version of Microsoft Edge has a secret surfing game that works offline. It’s SkiFree with a fresh new coat of paint, swapping out yetis for the Kraken.
This new feature is part of Microsoft Edge 82. As of Feb. 28, 2020, it’s only available in unstable Canary builds of Microsoft Edge. However, it should come to the stable version of Microsoft Edge around the end of April 2020.
To access the game, type edge://surf into Edge’s address bar and press Enter. If you’re using a version of Edge that contains the game, it will load immediately. The “edge://” part of the address signifies this is an internal page that’s built into the Microsoft Edge application itself.
You’ll see the character select screen. Use the left and right arrow keys and space bar to select a character and start playing.
To play, use the arrow keys to control your character and the space bar to pause. The left and right keys move left and right, the up key stops your surfer, and the down key resumes surfing.
Press the “f” key to use a speed boost power-up—you can get one near the start of the game. They look like green lightning bolts.
As in the classic SkiFree game, your goal is to make it as far as you can. The game counts how far you’ve travelled in your current run at the top of the window. You start with three hearts. With every crash, you lose a heart. After you lose all your hearts, your run ends and the game shows you how far you made it.