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This is a collection of a series of "demo games" built with the Lua SDK for PlayDate. This also includes the source code, which you can find here: https://gitlab.com/RachelWilShaSingh/playdate-tests 

Repository contains additional C and Lua "demos in a vacuum" for different features of the PlayDate. Any of the example source code in my playdate-tests repository is public domain, feel free to use for anything.

Game demos:

The repository also contains simple demos illustrating how to: Draw text, detect button presses, draw an image, use animated image sprites, using a sprite object, playing audio samples, drawing shapes, detecting collision, and working with the crank.

⭐ If you have any requests on how to do something, please let me know and I'll try to make a demo for it! ⭐

Installing onto your PlayDate:

  1. Download the zipped pdx file
  2. Upload pdx file to https://play.date/account/sideload/
  3. Game files will be sent to your device


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

all-the-demos.zip 6.9 MB

Development log


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When I try to sideload any of the demos, I get an error saying "The bundleID field is missing from pdxinfo."

Ok I'll try to find out! I don't have my PlayDate yet cuz I'm in group 2 but I'll try to figure out what needs to be done.

Thank you! As far as I can tell, the issue is that your demos' pdxinfo files are missing a field named bundleID, which stores a unique identifier for each game. Here's some documentation about the pdxinfo file that might be helpful: https://sdk.play.date/1.10.0/Inside%20Playdate.html#pdxinfo

Hey there! I went and updated the pdxinfo file and added what appears to be required. Could you do me a favor and redownload the pack and see if sideloading one of the demos works? Thanks a ton!

Thank you! It looks like almost all of them sideload just fine now. The only exception is the sine wave demo, which appears to be missing a pdxinfo file.

Let me know if you have a request for what kind of demo you'd like to see!