PLAYDATE

Panic Playdate Portable Game Console

Panic Playdate Portable Game ConsoleWhat is it? It looks like Tamagotchi from the 90ies or Tetris. Actually, it’s a brand new handheld gaming system Playdate, and the world is already crazy about it. It’s yellow. It fits in your pocket. Playdate has a beautiful black and white screen. It’s not super cheap, but not super expensive. It includes brand new games from some amazing creators. Plus there is a crank.

The creators of unique Playdate are called Panic, and for over 20 years they mostly made Mac and iOS software. Then they wanted to try some new things and started publishing games, like Firewatch and Untitled Goose Game. But Panic didn’t stop there and finally made something you could hold in your arms. The Playdate was born.

Not just a hardware
Playdate comes from the love of video games. Do you love the places they take you and the feelings they give you? Playdate is the celebration of the video game. Panic reached out to some top game designers, like Keita Takahashi and Zach Gage and Bennett Foddy and Shaun Inman, showed them Playdate and asked: “Want to make a game for it?” And they said “Yeah!” So Playdate isn’t just the hardware. It’s twelve brand new video games, one each week.

What can we expect to see?
What are these games? Panic would like to keep them a secret until they appear on your Playdate. It will be a surprise! Some are short, some long, some are experimental, some traditional. All are fun. When your Playdate lights up with a brand new game delivery, we hope you can’t wait to unwrap your gift. And there’s so much more to come. Playdate is alive with possibilities and surprises, future games and new ways to make them.

And there’s a crank
It flips out from the side, a rotating analog controller that puts a whole new spin on games. Some games use the crank exclusively (like Crankin’s Time Travel Adventure). Some don’t use it at all. But it’s so fun!

The gaming device Playdate will ship in early 2020.

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PlayDate Smart Ball

Take a break and play with your dog through this interactive pet camera, called Playdate Smart Ball. It’s an actual ball you can drive around to play with your pets when you’re not at home.

Two-sided communication
Playdate utilizes your home wifi so that you can connect to it via an iOS or Android App while you’re away, from wherever you are. It’s equipped with a 5-megapixel, wide-angle lens camera and has two-way audio so you talk to your pets and listen to what they have to say. The video feed is mechanically and software stabilized to maximize enjoyment.

It is protected by a thick, durable, clear polycarbonate shell that can even withstand the most rambunctious pets. It comes with a wireless charging dock that you can remotely drive on and off of, allowing you to play as much as you want while you’re away. Playdate comes in two sizes: 3-inch and 4-inch. We recommend the 3-inch model for cats and small dogs under 40 lbs and 4-inch for the larger pups.

How does PlayDate work?
1. Set up your Playdate Smart ball easily at home;
2. Open our App on your phone from anywhere;
3. Drive, play, smile, REPEAT!

Have fun!

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