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.*

1. Download A Dark Room from the US/EU.
2. Connect a USB keyboard and press the “~” key.
3. Follow the onscreen instructions.

@amirrajan this is going to get pulled off the eshop by nintendo the second they hear about it

@phoenix @amirrajan He already mentioned in the comments that he tested it thoroughly

@john @amirrajan still doesn't change the fact that he broke his agreement with nintendo, not even mentioning all the mruby rces out there
@amirrajan @john you misunderstand, fuze is a dedicated tool explicitly approved by nintendo, they're not sneaking in any unapproved potentially unsafe ACE. Trust me, I'm 100% for homebrew on consoles, but being in the scene for so long has turned me into a realist. I know nintendo won't like this one bit. Do you really think that some kid is going to find this easter egg in your game and decide to learn a high level programming language? If you want kids to learn to code and build things, this definitely isn't the way to do it, FUZE is a great example of how it should be done if you have to do it on a console at all. Kids should be given the freedom of a computer, not the restrictions of a game console. I don't want to be right! I want people to be able to do whatever they want on their hardware! But that's just how it is. I do have to thank you for at least trying.
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@phoenix @amirrajan Welp, forget what I said... FUZE isn't even out for the switch... seems like Nintendo got rid of it? Not too sure

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