Playdate, the small yellow handheld game keyboard from software developer and indie game publisher Panic, is still up and running without a strong release date. But Panic had some new updates to be released on Wednesday regarding its developing third-party program, including some really interesting indie games being made to run on the Game Boy-inspired gadget.
One of these titles, from game developer Nic Magnier of Keen Games, is the original punishment, which Magnier inexplicably took on the 2.7-inch monochrome screen. You can even turn off the physical Playdate signature hand fixation, which is an optional control input, to turn on the icon punishment chaingun.
In her Twitter post, Panic revealed that over 250 developers around the world have Playdate physical devices like dev boxes with which they are working to create new and personal software for the platform. Not all of them are even related to games. Panic says developer Ryosuke Mihara is building a calligraphy tool that uses the use of hand maneuver to set the direction of your brush.
A fair amount of other experiences that Panic shared in its infancy seems like really fun, bite-sized picks up classic puzzle and arcade games.
We first heard about the Playdate in May last year, and since then, Panic has been relatively quiet. But the company says it is working diligently to complete the project and ensure it has a strong library on launch.
“Sosh so early! There’s a lot to tweet! And not all of these projects will be shipped! But it has been amazing to see these diversions, experienced or otherwise, get up and running fast. Remember: every Playdate is a “dev bag.You can make your own games when you get yours .If you wish,” wrote Panic. get in Playdate Season One !! ”