Even the Playdate Simulator can run on Steam Deck
In yet one more reminder of simply how versatile Valve’s Steam Deck handheld gaming PC will be, an enterprising Redditor has gotten the Playdate Simulator working on their Steam Deck, as shared on Twitter by Valve designer Lawrence Yang.
The Playdate, in case you’re not acquainted, is Panic’s tiny yellow handheld with a crank, however much like the lengthy reservation queue for the Steam Deck, Playdate preorders are backed up for months. If you happen to place a Playdate preorder proper now, it isn’t anticipated to ship till 2023. If you have already got a Steam Deck and need to fiddle with the Playdate’s old-school vibes, although, it appears to be like prefer it’s potential to try this by putting in the free Playdate Simulator.
You possibly can see a video of the simulator working on Steam Deck in u/ncarson9’s Reddit submit. They launch the simulator from the Steam Deck’s menus, navigate to a recreation, open it up, and spend just a few seconds shifting round a Zelda-like forest and swinging a tiny sword.
Like many different issues with the Steam Deck, getting this arrange in all probability takes some tinkering. But it surely’s enjoyable to see one among 2022’s extremely coveted handhelds working on one other of 2022’s extremely coveted handhelds, even on this restricted vogue. Is that this handheld-ception?