One of the most popular games on Android and iOS is called Cut The Rope. The developer of the game, Zeptolab has signed a partnership with Microsoft in order to promote their current Internet Explorer 9 and the future Windows 8 apps. Cut the rope can be played for FREE in any browser that supports the HTML5 standard, like for example Internet Explorer 9.
What this means is that any Windows PC, MacOS or Linux user can install a HTML5 browser and play for FREE Cut The Rope on that platform.
The catch of this FREE Cut The Rope HTML5 version is the fact that if you are a not using Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 9, you will be limited to the first two levels of the game. In order to play the full FREE version of Cut The Rope, you will have to use Windows and instal Internet Explorer 9. Once you will pin to the taskbar the funny little frog, you will be able to play it without any limitations.
You might wonder why would you switch to Internet Explorer 9 for a game? Well, because Cut The Rope is an addictive game and if you get a chance and try the first two levels, then for sure you will consider switching your current browser to Microsoft HTML5 Internet Explorer 9 browser. Microsoft built their strategy on this argument alone.
If you want to play the FREE Cut The Rope HTML5 version, you will need to visit cuttherope.ie and wait untill the game loads in the browser. Like we’ve said, if you are using a different browser than Internet Explorer 9, you will have access to only two of the game levels. On the other hand, if you are using Internet Explorer 9, an extra level will be available for you to play in the FREE Cut The Rope HTML5 version.
The levels that you can play in Internet Explorer 9 are “The Cardboard box”, “Fabric Box” and one Internet Explorer special level called “Pinned Box”. If you want to unlock the third level of FREE Cut The Rope HTML5 version, you will have to drag and drop the green frog over to the Windows Taskbar. The Cut The Rope website will now be pinned to your taskbar and if you access the game using this pin, you will be able to access all of the game levels.
A new addition to the FREE Cut The Rope HTML5 version is the fact that you can cut the rope by choosing to ‘Click to cut’ or ‘Drag to Cut’. These two methods can be selected from the Cut The Rope options menu.
The FREE Cut The Rope HTML5 version of the game is really a good example on what the HTML5 browser standard tries to bring to the market. With the Zeptolab partnership, Microsoft tries to make the developers embrace the HTML 5 concept in order to start developing Windows 8 apps.
If you are interested on the subject you can check out the Cut The Rope developer page and learn more about this special FREE Cut The Rope HTML5 version and to understand what Microsoft wants with the Windows 8 apps.