@jplebreton the gamepark holdings (not gamepark) handhelds had vaguely the right idea but with the last one being 2010, hadn't a hope in hell against the juggernaut of new-indie on consoles and handhelds having tanked in price.
There used to be a rather vibrant scene around homebrew devices in the early 2000's (and using devices for homebrew beyond emulators and doom) but well, you know the rest.
@jplebreton though I wouldn't call it diverse by a long shot, it was certainly more accepting a culture than what we steamrollered over a lot of it with. It saddens me that pico8, bitsy, even twine have been pushed to the fringes because we rebuilt games as a more monolithic beast and despite protestations, essentially forced this stuff to be outside. But I guess it also gets to continue to exist vaguely undisturbed so swings and roundabouts.
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