Via YouTube, Engadget interviews MacOS developer Panic on Playdate, the new handheld gaming device.
Playdate is a new handheld gaming system from MacOS software developer Panic. It’s built around two concents. If you purchase the system, a new game will appear on it every Monday for 12 weeks, and it has a unique control scheme: a small crank. The Playdate is also a designed to be an open system, Panic will continue to develop and sell games, but anyone can produce and even sell software for the Playdate.
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