Dear Ruby devs and game devs. I have a crazy announcement I want to share. Please boost.
Last week I released A Dark Room to the Nintendo Switch. Within the game, I also shipped a Ruby interpreter and a code editor as an Easter Egg.
This Easter Egg effectively turns every consumer spec-ed Nintendo Switch into a Ruby Machine.
- Download A Dark Room from the US/EU.
- Connect a USB keyboard and press the “~” key.
- Follow the onscreen instructions.
I think that is really cool. But then the dev said:
Also. If you want to try this out on your Mac/PC/Linux machine in a “If it works in here it’ll work on the Switch” type of environment. I’ve extracted the pertinent bits and have it available here for you to build your own awesome stuff: http://dragonruby.org
Yes it costs money. No it isn’t open source. Stop asking devs to give away their efforts so you can save 0.001% of your six figure salaries.
Which is just a shitty thing to say. So fuck their game and their industry and their outlook.