Playdate Announces Four Game Center Games!

Sunday, Aug 1, 2021

The wait is finally over ... Playdate, the innovative new hand-crank handheld console from Panic, is available for preorder. With the preorder announcement came news of Playdate's slate of launch titles, which are loaded with NYU Game Center alumni and faculty talent!

Playdate is launching with a unique game release model, where Playdate owners will receive two free games every two weeks for 12 total weeks. Of the 24 announced games, four come from the NYU Game Center community:

Casual Birder by Diego Garcia (MFA '14)
Echoic Memory made with Carol Mertz (MFA '19)
Saturday Edition by Chris Makris (Adjunct Faculty)
Zipper by Bennett Foddy (Faculty '14-'21)
Yellow playdate console with casual birder title screen

Playdate Console

The games will be exclusive to the crank-based console, which should be out later in 2021 or early 2022. Find more information on the Playdate console here.