On Wednesday, May 22, Panic revealed one of the most interesting handheld game consoles we’ve seen in years, the Playdate. This small device, which looks
On Wednesday, May 22, Panic revealed one of the most interesting handheld game consoles we’ve seen in years, the Playdate. This small device, which looks somewhat like a Game Boy crossed with an iPod Nano, will offer players mobile access to unique games utilizing the device’s hand crank ‘joystick.’ Each game will be made available as part of a ‘season of games,’ according to the company, naturally raising some questions about how all of this will work.
To understand the games Panic will offer on Playdate, you must first understand the device itself. Unlike newer Game Boys and other handheld consoles, the Playdate features a 2.7-inch monochromatic screen — that means every game will be presented in a suitably retro black-and-white style.

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