Also available today is a new episode of the Panic podcast focused around the Playdate and the many twists and turns that led to the creation of the handheld!
The podcast touches on the story of Panic’s first meeting with Teenage Engineering, interviews with the folks at Panic who made Playdate a reality, and how COVID-19 affected production and plans for Playdate.
The episode will also be the first of a brand new Podcast feed, the Playdate Podcast from Panic, that will in the future feature interviews with Playdate developers and much more interesting stories on all things Playdate.
Panic is excited to share important new details about the Playdate, their unique video game handheld system releasing this year, during the first ever Playdate Update video showcase taking place on June 8th, 2021 at 9 AM PT.
Playdate is a brand-new and truly unique gaming handheld system that is a celebration of video games. It’s yellow. It fits in your pocket. It includes brand new games from amazing creators. It has a beautiful black and white screen. And yes, it also has a crank!
The 15-minute digital presentation will cover lots of Playdate news including a first look at the games of Season One, news on pre-orders, and more exciting surprises that will be of interest to anyone curious about Playdate.
Panic has also announced today that the Playdate is set to launch at $179 USD, with double the number of season one games originally planned (24 instead of 12), and double the amount of internal storage originally announced (4GB instead of 2GB).
“We’ve all been quietly working non-stop to get all of the complex pieces of the Playdate puzzle into place, and at last we’re ready to show you what we’ve been up to,” says Cabel Sasser, co-founder of Panic.
“There’s a lot of amazing things being created here that will hopefully add a bit of joy to your life. And while we’re launching a price a little bit higher than we planned — largely due to the massive global shortage of electronic parts right now — we took the last year to double the number of free games included in Season One. More on that in the update.”