Frequently Asked Questions

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How big are games?

Game range from 200 KB to 50 MB Source 1, Source 2

Multiplayer?

Currently the Playdate doesn't have any Networking APIs but Panic plan to in the future. Source

How durable is the crank?

Users report no noticeable issues after 3 years. Source

Are there haptics (vibration motor)?

No. Panic ran out of space within the unit. Source

Is there a Playdate app store?

Panic has made Catalog which is more of an editorial selection.

Can you sideload apps?

Games can be sideloaded onto any Playdate without the need to jailbreak or otherwise modify the device.