The story of the Playdate gaming handheld #Playdate #Gaming @Panic
Christa at Panic has published a comprehensive story of the Playdate handheld gaming device.
Ten years ago, the CEO and Head of Design at Teenage Engineering, Jesper Kouthoofd, got an email:
We’re a small software company that makes Mac/iOS apps. For our 15th anniversary, I’ve been tinkering with an idea: find our 150 best customers, manufacture something incredibly special, and send it to them.
Here’s how an offhand idea to mark the fifteenth anniversary of a software company launched a decade-long saga of twists, turns, and mini-boss battles that led to a gaming console as surprising and unique as its creators.
The designs were varied and the demand mounted as the design for Playdate came together. A beautiful screen and a hand crank!
On July 29th, 2021, pre-orders went live! You can order yours right now.
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