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.