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