So I’m building an Art Gallery for the Playdate Handheld Console. ! It’s called ART7 and will be released in April/May/June on itch.io and to the developer community. Download the Demo Now!
I have a long personal history of fascination with Games and Game Hardware, especially niche and bootleg devices. Tiger Electronic LED handheld games. Space Harrier on the Sega Game Gear. I built a Retroarch machine into a NES cartridge. I’m loving my Anbernic 315v and all the MAME games I can run. I have a bootleg arcade stick with 1400+ arcade games. I have a battery pack that is also a game handheld with just the Worst bootleg knockoffs that barely function as games. I love this stuff.
So when Panic and Teenage Engineering announced an open platform tiny cute handheld games console with a Crank! my heart lit up, and now it’s finally nearing release.
I have so many games to bring out for this thing.. The key here is a passionate community and an open development platform either through their full SDK or through their web-based, simplified game editor: Pulp. That’s where I am starting with ART7.
Part of the initiative of coming out more and more as an Artist has been the development of market and tools to bring the things that drive me everyday to life. That was an awkward sentence. But I can Make Things now and Show them and Sell them to sustain myself and Build Community around all of it. My goal for this year is to take part in and/or hold my own gallery show(s) with photography and balloons and erotic art and interactive of generative pieces. But short of securing Gallery space, I figured I’d start by creating one and that is ART7.
So I’m building an Art Gallery for the Playdate Handheld Console. This will be the First showing/release of ART7, but I am currently pulling in submissions from the Playdate community and am looking to release periodic shows going forward.