Saving your game data

If you want to transfer your game data to another device or want to have a saved copy of your data, you’ll need to create a backup.

  • Connect your Playdate to your computer with a USB cable.
  • On your Playdate, navigate to Settings > System > Reboot to Data Disk

Gif showing how to navigate to reboot to data disk setting on the Playdate

  • Your Playdate should now be mounted as a disk on your computer.
  • Open this disk and locate the Data folder on it.
  • Make a copy of the Data folder, which contains all of your game progress/saves.

Gif showing how to save your game data folder

  • To exit Data Disk mode, eject your Playdate from your computer and press A on the Playdate to return to the settings menu.
  • You can transfer your Data folder to a new Playdate by copying the Data folder contents into the new device while it’s booted into Data Disk mode.

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