17 episodes

Playdate is the new handheld that comes with a unique 1-bit screen and 24 free games! The Playdate Podcast takes you behind the scenes for stories from game designers and developers, and the people who made the little yellow game console with a crank. Hear about the ups and downs of development, and get inspired to make your own Playdate games, using the free software development kit or Playdate’s no-code, browser-based game maker, Pulp!

Playdate Podcast Panic

    • Leisure
    • 5.0 • 37 Ratings

Playdate is the new handheld that comes with a unique 1-bit screen and 24 free games! The Playdate Podcast takes you behind the scenes for stories from game designers and developers, and the people who made the little yellow game console with a crank. Hear about the ups and downs of development, and get inspired to make your own Playdate games, using the free software development kit or Playdate’s no-code, browser-based game maker, Pulp!

    Saturday Edition and Star Sled

    Saturday Edition and Star Sled

    Whether it's composing music for your game or designing your own sound effects, challenging yourself to expand your game dev toolset can lead to unexpectedly satisfying results! This week, Chris Makris, creator of Saturday Edition, and Greg Maletic, Playdate Project Manager and developer of Star Sled, interview each other about their Season 1, Week 8 games in this special format episode of the Playdate Podcast!

    • 55 min
    Executive Golf DX

    Executive Golf DX

    Designer, developer, composer, and newly-minted foley expert Dave Hoffman on how they made a tongue-in-cheek game about golfing and corporate culture—two topics they confess to know nothing about! Putt your way to the top of the tower and become Chief Executive Golfer, in Executive Golf DX!

    • 26 min
    Questy Chess

    Questy Chess

    How Dadako founder Hawken King fused his interests in role-playing games and chess into a minimalist, atmospheric puzzle game, with help from artist Dan Clarke and musician-turned-sound designer Justin DiCenzo. As the sole surviving pawn from an outmoded chess program, trapped in an ominous machine, can you use an old rule set in new ways to stave off the oblivion of being overwritten?

    • 22 min
    Playdate Mailbag #1

    Playdate Mailbag #1

    Host Christa Mrgan answers listener questions from Twitter, Reddit, and the Playdate Squad Discord. Did Panic ever consider a left-handed model for Playdate? What games or apps surprised us by doing something we didn't think was possible? And what's up with Bluetooth? Listen now to find out!

    • 14 min
    Hyper Meteor

    Hyper Meteor

    Mo Fikree—designer, developer, and CEO of Vertex Pop—talks about why he loves arcade-style games, and the ups and downs of creating the "Asteroids" homage "Hyper Meteor", including one of the hardest parts of programming\: naming things!

    • 27 min
    Zipper

    Zipper

    With Zipper for Playdate, game designer, developer, and philosopher Bennett Foddy wanted to share his love of the particular style of isometric tactics games he grew up playing on the ZX Spectrum--games that may be unfamiliar to people from the United States. Drawing on the influences of Akira Kurosawa, the anime and manga series "Bleach", and the British game "Last Ninja 2," Zipper is a beautifully-crafted homage to classic samurai films and 8-bit black and white games.

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

Zac 2077 ,

Accessible, Insightful, and Fun!

A great podcast to learn about the new console and just to learn about what development of hardware and software is like!

I super appreciate that they explain concepts so I can understand what's going on.

Thanks for all the hard work yall put into this!

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