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PlayDate Easy Peasy SDK

Source: https://play.date/

Before we completely get lost in 80s nostalgia today, we pull your brain to the present again, and to the latest events of the week.

The PlayDate from Panic Inc. made some news, again. We covered the console itself way back in issue #05 already, and spoke about the 1-bit graphics last week.

And since we're still intrigued by the console's unusual concept, we'd like to share the latest news.

Say an inner Hello to Pulp.

Neven Mrgan - a designer, game maker and writer involved in the PlayDate development at Panic Inc. gives you an introduction to this brand new SDK for the console. Are you familiar with the development environments of the PICO-8 and TIC-80 machines? It’s kind of like that, but cooler.

Pulp runs in the browser and allows the creation of games even without prior software development knowledge. But we don't want to give too much away. Head over to Neven’s explanation and get all the details.

And if all this is still not enough for you, here is another article. The story of PlayDate gets into the gory details and all the events that Panic Inc. has actually kept secret for so many years. Careful, a long read. 

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