We've got several great announcements to make!
- Rubygame 2.3.0 released
- New Rubygame community forum
- RbWeek game creation contest coming in June
Rubygame 2.3.0 released
Rubygame 2.3.0 is now available! This version adds two improved audio classes and a utility mixin module for automatically loading sounds and images on demand!
You can install the new version with RubyGems (gem install rubygame), or download it from Rubyforge:
In addition to the platform-independent source gem, precompiled binary gems are currently available for Linux and Windows. A Mac binary gem will be offered as soon as someone sends me one. ;)
Documentation and release notes are available online, as usual:
For a good introduction to the new features in this version, check out my blog post:
New Rubygame community forum
Community member Niklas Humlen has set up RubygameForums.com, a forum for developers and community members to discuss and share their tips, ideas, and creations.
I hope to see it growing into a great community resource soon!
RbWeek game creation contest coming in June
Several community members are organizing a week-long game creation contest, tentatively scheduled to begin on Friday, June 13. Participants are not limited to just Rubygame — Gosu, Ruby/SDL, and other Ruby libraries are welcome as well!
- http://tinyurl.com/5lymep (rubygameforums.com, "Upcoming Contest")
I'll be participating, as will several other community members. Come join us, have a lot of fun, earn glory and the envy of your peers, and develop your own game in one week with Ruby!