Microsoft resurrects Clippy for an Office training game

first_imgIf you thought you’d seen the last of Clippy the Paper Clip, lock the doors and hide your wife: he’s back, and he’s still eager to help you get around Microsoft Office. Microsoft has brought him back for a series of MS Office training games that get you familiar with the suite’s features and tools. He makes his triumphant return in the recently released game in the series, Ribbon Hero 2.The game’s official title is Ribbon Hero 2: Clippy’s Second Chance. In the game, Clippy appears in different places along the challenges in the game to offer tips and tricks that will help you complete quests, finish challenges, score points, and boost your level.AdChoices广告The game itself runs alongside the MS Office suite of applications and gives you points for doing your day to day work. Additionally, when you want to take some time out to learn about the suite, you can hop into the game and complete themed challenges and skill tests designed to help you learn some of Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook’s features.In the new version of the game, Clippy is ever present in the upper left corner of the screen, occasionally dropping into your challenge to offer a clue to complete it, or some guidance if you need help. In a video announcing the new game, Doug Thomas from Microsoft’s Office Casual Blog refers to Clippy as our “favorite paperclip,” and essentially says he’s back by popular demand.We’re not sure about that popular demand part, but he’s definitely back, and fans of the little paperclip can see more of him in Ribbon Hero 2. The game is a free download from Microsoft Office Labs, requires Windows Vista or Windows 7, and will help you with Office 2007 or Office 2010.Read more at Ribbon Hero, via GeekWirelast_img read more