Joseph White ("zep") of Lexaloffle, the creators of Voxatron and PICO-8, coined the term "fantasy console" and describes it as:
"A fantasy console is like a regular console, but without the inconvenience of actual hardware. … It is similar to a retro game emulator, but for a machine that never existed."
Here, we want to highlight the best Fantasy Consoles for learning code and game development and help you choose which one is right for you!
Really thorough comparison of the three most popular fantasy consoles right now: PICO-8, TIC-80, and Pixel Vision 8. I've fiddled around with all three and really like them all, but have the most experience with PICO-8.