Made by Dustin Mierau

πŸ† 2023 Playdate Community Awards: Best App or Nicknack Winner!

Words from the developers - "Creating for the Playdate has been a complete joy. I’m so thankful and honored to have Playmaker be recognized by such a wonderful and creative community. Thank you!! :)"

Paint, compose, build, record, and dance your way across six playful creative spaces for your Playdate.


  • Music: Turn your Playdate into a synthesizer-backed music box with 15 fantastical instruments. Then turn the crank to perform your masterpiece for family and friends.

  • Paint: Relax while painting with 15 unique and playful crankable tools. Color with a 1-bit rainbow of shades and patterns, or create your own with stamps.

  • Blocks: Snap together a story with 30 built-in block shapes, or design your own stamp blocks. Use shades and patterns to texturize your worlds.

  • Stamps: Pixelate your ideas and use them across your drawings, stories, faces, and more.

  • Record: Grab sound with your Playdate's microphone, then bend and twist it with AudioBot and its 8 sound effects like pitch, echo, crush, and more.

  • Dance: Adjust the stage lighting, set a backdrop, pick an outfit, and... a face?? Then crank your way across the dance floor and into our hearts.

Designed and built for Playdate by Dustin Mierau. Wonderful music and sound design by Max Coburn.

And please share your weird and wonderful Playmaker creations with us. Twitter, Mastodon, email, whatever! πŸ˜„

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  • 10.6 MB.
  • First published 01/15/2023, last updated 06/08/2023.
  • We think this game is appropriate for everyone.
  • This game uses the A and B buttons as well as the directional pad. The crank is recommended but not required. Tilt controls are also supported here and there but are optional. Lastly, there is an optional strobe light effect in Dance which can be disabled or hidden entirely by switching on "Reduce Flashing" in system settings.
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