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This is a page of content created by the community that isn't games. This content ranges from physical media to the Playdate Community Direct.

Playdate Community Awards

The Playdate Community Awards is a game of the year show hosted live on the Tiny Yellow Machine Twitch channel.

The show is a swanky affair with the hosts GantProdux & Guv_Bubbs dressing up for the show.

Year Air Date
The 2022 Playdate Community Awards! December 8th, 2022
The 2023 Playdate Community Awards March 8th, 2024

Playdate Community Direct

The Playdate Community Direct is a quarterly ____ created by the YouTube channel Tiny Yellow Machine. Each direct features trailers for upcoming games or content created by the community.

Community Direct Number Air Date
Community Direct 1 July 6th, 2023
Community Direct 2 October 5th, 2023
Community Direct 3 January ???, 2024

Playdate Community Census

As the name implies, this is a census run by the community so we can learn about who we are, how we're using our devices and what we want the future of Playdate to look like.

Page Release Date
Playdate Community Census 2022 August 24th, 2022
Playdate Community Census 2024 Q1, 2024

Game Jams

Name Start Date End Date Entrants Winner Link
PlayJam 2022-06-25 2022-06-28 11 Avava Link
PlayJam 2 2022-12-03 2022-12-06 24 Super High School Sports Day Crankathlon Link
PlayJam 3 2023-05-12 2023-05-15 18 Digscovery (Playdate) Link
PlayJam 4 2023-11-10 2023-11-13 21 Snooze or Lose Link
PlayJam 5 2024-04-12 2024-04-15 - - Link
Yellow Square Jam 2023-10-01 2023-10-29 14 What the Crow?! Link
Minigame-Jam 2022-04-02 2022-04-08 15 Catch the thief Link
Global Game Jam 2023 - - 4 - Link

Playdate Podcasts

Podcast Name Creator(s) Link
Hello Playdate Podcast bingopodcast, coinopcarnival, callmesteam Link
Playplace Talon Stradley Link
1 bit wonders TeaBeast Link

Print Media

Playdate Centric

Print media that is specifically all about the Playdate with little deviation from topics related to the handheld and games.

Playdate Digest

The Playdate Digest is a zine created by 6ATO which features art, news, previews and more.

Issue Release Date
PlayDate Digest NO.1 September 18th, 2021
PlayDate Digest NO.2 March 13th, 2022
PlayDate Digest NO.3 June 06th, 2022
PlayDate Digest NO.4 ???

Uncrank'd Magazine

The Uncrank'd Magazine is a zine created by XaniaLasagna.

Issue Release Date
Uncrank'd Magazine 1 (Digital) October 5th, 2023
Uncrank'd Magazine 1 (Physical) October 5th, 2023
Uncrank'd Magazine 2 (Digital) January 19th, 2024
Uncrank'd Magazine 2 (Physical) TBD


Calendar Release Date
2024 Playdate Community Calendar January 2024

Mentions of Playdate

This section features mentions of the Playdate where the main topic of the print media is not about the Playdate and its games.


Book Page Number Author Publication Date ISBN-13
A Handheld History pg. 239 Lost in Cult October 17, 2023 978-0008598174


Magazine Issue Page Number Publication Date
Level Level 332 pg. 120 December, 2023
EDGE EDGE 333 pg. 1, 56 May, 2022


Comic Series Publisher Info
Santos Sisters Floating World Comics, Lunar Distribution,
The Santos Sisters comics features Ads for the Playdate and its games.

Other Community Content

Physical Edition Games

Game Developer
Spike II Physical edition Goloso Games
Shining/Shadow Gadget Physical edition
Angel Pop nnnn2


Other merchandise such as posters, shirts, and other things related to Playdate and games made for Playdate.

Creator or Game What's available?
LedbetterArt Shirts, Posters, Cards, Wallet, Socks, Bandana
Gun Trails Poster, Stickers
Chuhai Labs Soundtrack, Shirts, Mug, Hat, Sweat Shirt
XaniaLasagna's Emporium Magazine's, Zine's, Stickers, Calendar
1-bit Wonders Shirts
Lowtek Games Shirts, Stickers
Pixel Ghost Mug, Bags, pin, candle