A downloadable game

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ART7 is a 1-bit Art Gallery for the Playdate Handheld Console. You can  download the game and run on Playdate Hardware or the Playdate Simulator included in the Playdate Developer SDK !

I've been head down on this for.. awhile and am so happy to get this out for folks to see. It's an art gallery for your pocket! I really wanted it to have its own sense of place and to build some community around expression. Also, I got a little weird with it. It'll be interesting to see who finds what.

In ART7 there are pieces from the Indie Playdate Dev community, from the Gameboy Camera community, my own work and other artists at large. It's built in Pulp - the web game editor provided by Panic - and I really can't say enough about its accessibility and versatility. Folks are doing amazing things on the platform, and I'm happy to be among them.

There's a little more game in here than a lot of folks might expect actually. Not the Most game that could have been, but there are definitely some things to be found and discovered. It has been so hard deciding what to show and what not, through this whole process, since any asset could be considered a spoiler. So for everyone that downloaded or bought the demo ahead of time and have been wondering what the hell this thing is.. Thank you for bearing with me. Please enjoy your time with ART7 and look forward to future shows!

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CW: I don't think any of this would be considered NSFW, but there are a few pieces that are Suggestive? It's an Art Gallery, so just a heads up. 

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While submissions have closed for this Show, we are still open to pieces for the next Show/expansion. Please reach out, if you would like to be included. @ledbetter in the Playdate Squad Discord

More info on the Forum & at LDBR.art

Released on 7/7/2022 at 777beats

***This project is inspired by a similar gallery out of the Gameboy Camera Community from Cat Graffam (@catgraffam) / Twitter

Please don't forget to RATE! I would love to hear your impressions in the rating or in the comments! Here are a few kind words, I've received so far:

And here is a quick How To Sideload video!

Updated 20 days ago
StatusReleased
Release date 83 days ago
Rating
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(6)
AuthorLedbetter
Tags1-bit, artgame, Black and White, demo, Experimental, gallery, generative, Pixel Art, Playdate, Walking simulator
Average sessionA few minutes
LanguagesEnglish
AccessibilityHigh-contrast

Purchase

Buy Now$7.00 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $7 USD. You will get access to the following files:

ART7 1-bit Gallery.pdx.zip 536 kB
ART7 BTS Pack.zip 132 MB

Download demo

Download
ART7-Demo-Plus.zip 402 kB

Development log

Comments

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Hello Playdate Podcast, Spoiler review at the end!  

Hello Playdate Podcast: Episode 12 - b360 - Ratcheteer (libsyn.com)

Tiny Yellow Machine getting into the Gallery :)

https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1529370648?t=00h06m11s

Huge Playthrough! Full Spoilers so beware! They got aaaaalmost everything!


Destination Playdate took a stroll through:

Gonna throw media in the comments! 

gogamego came through with the first look: 

Art

gotta be honest. there are More Than 7 arts in here. Spoilers, I know. 

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I cannot wait for the full release! Love the concept and will absolutely shell out for full release!

Also really love the playable character. So simple and cute for just an eyeball haha.

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Thanks! I'm tying things up right now to make it a great show! Updates coming soon :)

Do Note: The music is placeholder. And not great. Much better coming in full release :-)

Full release is out! with much better music!

FYI: The description mentions donations but there's no option to donate when downloading.

Thanks! Fixed some backend things and should be available. I got hardware in and the gallery looks Soooo good on the screen. I'll update with pics soon. Looking to release fully in June I think. More on that soon!