A quick look at the Playdate games on Itch.io

Part of what’s so exciting about Playdate – and weeks in, I am still excited about it – is the fact that it’s been conceived as a system people can make their own games for from the off. With Pulp, a web-based game editor, and easy drag-and-drop sideloading of game files, there’s already a Playdate scene developing on Itch.io.

It’s still very early, but I wanted to get a sense of what’s already out there. Here are just a few of the games I’ve enjoyed so far.

A lot of early Playdate games are a bit like Pulpmon – a loving recreation of an existing game, in this case Pokémon.

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