A startup meal becomes more personalized over time to serve up more games you like to play.for games. The company’s newly launched iOS simple games on their phone and a vertically scrollable, fullscreen feed where you can play the games created by others. Also, like TikTok, the
While typically, game creation involves some aspect of coding, Playbyte’s games are created using simple building blocks, emojis, and even images from your. The idea is to make building games just another form of self-expression rather than some introductory, educational experience trying to teach users the basics of coding.
At its core, Playbyte’s game creation is powered by its lightweight 2D game engine built on web frameworks, whichcreate games that can be quickly loaded and played even on slow connections and older devices. After you play a game, you can like and comment using buttons on the right side of the screen, which also dramatically resembles the TikTok look and feel. Over time, Playbyte’s feed shows you more of the leverages its understanding of in-game imagery, tags, descriptions, and other engagement analytics to serve up more games it believes you’ll find compelling.
At launch, users have madesimulators, tower defense games, combat challenges, hobbies, murder mystery games, and more. According to Playbyte founder and CEO Kyle Russell — previously of Skydio, Andreessen Horowitz, and (disclosure!) app, not just a games app. “We have this model in our minds for what is required to build a new platform,” he says.
Russell explains that Twitter for text, Instagram for photos, and TikTok for. “Typically. [they started] with a focus on making these experiences brief…So a short, constrained format and dedicated tools that set you up for success to work within that constrained format,” he adds. Similarly, Playbyte of limitations. In addition to their simplistic nature, the games are limited to five scenes.
Thanks to this constraint, a format has emerged where people make“play,” a story intro, a challenging gameplay section, and then a story outro. In addition to its easy-to-use game-building tools, Playbyte also allows game assets to be reused by other game creators. That means if someone with more expertise makes a game asset using custom logic or pieced together multiple components, the rest of the user base can benefit from that work.