As a very cool and modern gamer, I went ahead and pre-ordered the Playdate as soon as it was available. For anyone who’s not as cool as me and doesn’t know, the Playdate is a new handheld gaming console; it’s tiny, and it’s yellow, and it rules. It was created by Panic, the video game company that produced such indie favorites as Untitled Goose Game and Firewatch, and it was largely based on that track record that I felt confident spending my money on this thing. (I am also a big proponent of spending my money on things.) As a gaming console, the Playdate has several unique features: a high contrast black and white screen, an eye catching bright yellow coat of paint, a conveniently small form factor, and oh yeah, there’s a big old crank on the side of it.
very cute; very surprising that this device has profit potential in 2022/2023. Have you heard of UFO50? My buddy Jon is one of the designers for that project; 50 full-featured (and mostly full-length) retro-style video games built over about 8 years from a team of 3. I have no idea what kind of business plan they have but I think the project is aimed for a low price point for release this year or early next year.