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MIDNIGHTREBELS-PLAYDATE PLUP

YOU CAN NOW MAKE GAMES ON YOUR BROWSER WITH PLAYDATE PULP

Playdate, the quirky indie handheld console created by Panic, publishers of games such as Firewatch and Untitled Goose Game, has been a while since we last heard from them.

With a monochromatic screen, a D-pad with two buttons, and an unconventional crank, it can add a layer of motion and physicality to its library of indie-produced games.

The Playdate, which is being hailed as a spiritual successor to the original Game Boy while also championing small indie developers and underrepresented game makers, is unquestionably the tiny console with big ambitions.

Most notably, the console itself is being manufactured in Malaysia, at a factory in Sungai Petani, Kedah, where it will be released. This comes with a “Made in Malaysia” label that is printed directly on the back of the handheld device.

As an alternative to cartridges, the Playdate comes with 4 GBs of internal memory, as well as weekly releases of indie games that players can download onto their systems. Originally scheduled for release in early 2020, the Playdate has been pushed back to 2022 due to scheduling conflicts.

Meanwhile, while fans have been eagerly awaiting this release for quite some time, budding developers can enter the fray by creating their own games using Playdate Pulp, which allows them to share their creations with others.

This new in-browser application is completely free to use, and it allows developers to create their own games specifically for the Playdate event itself. This includes everything from the in-game sprites, music, and font, all of which can be created by players with relative ease.

Playdate Pulp also allows users to delve into the code of their custom-made games, creating their own scripts to truly personalize the experience. This is particularly useful for developers who are more comfortable with code.

Overall, this is consistent with Panic’s ethos of championing independent developers through this system, and it is certainly beneficial that developers can easily load their games into future Playdate systems at no additional cost.

Check out Playdate Pulp right now to get started on your next project.

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