Playdate is a funky portable mini game for 2020

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It's not every day that you see a brand new portable video game console, let alone a funky look. Playdate. Look at this thing! He's so cute. And it has a functional crank that folds to one side. And that's it? – is recruiting beloved designers like Katamari Damacyis Keita Takahashi e QWOPIt is Bennett Foddy who contributes new exclusive games.

Size and scale of the Playdate

At first glance, you might think that the crank is used to power the console, but no, it's a control method. "Some games use exclusively the crank (like Crankin & # 39; s Time Travel Adventure, above.) Some do not use it at all. But it's very funny. Extremely fun. "Playdate is the work of Teenage Engineering and Panic, a company that recently appeared to publish Firewatch and the imminent Untitled goose game.

"For over 20 years Panic has mainly developed software for Mac and iOS," the team said. "Twenty years are long and we wanted to try some new things to make the most of what we have."

As if the hardware side of Playdate didn't have enough going on, there is the peculiar distribution model. On another unconventional turn, the system's line of play will be distributed to players on a seasonal basis. There are a dozen titles planned for the first season, although most are kept hidden.

"Some are short, some long, some are experimental, others traditional," according to Panic. "When your Playdate lights up with a brand new game delivery, we hope you can't wait to discard your gift."

List of Playdate games

And the price? $ 149. So yes. In that note, "Stock will be very limited." Playdate is on sale in early 2020 and it is recommended that all would-be owners sign up for the mailing list before it is too late.

The moment of this news is fun, with Ouya – another curious little console closing the store early. But unlike Ouya, the purpose and scope of Playdate seem better defined. The handheld does not promise the world to potential customers, just a bit of bizarre fun. I doubt I'll take one, but I understand its charm as a game culture thing. Now we need to see how the software looks.

If this ends up being a novelty collector's item or something deeper, I hope they've really done it. To see more specs on the Playdate impetus and technical specifications, check out these frequently asked questions.

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