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Ruby Game Development on the GP2X Handheld Console

By Peter Cooper / November 20, 2006

Gp2X

The GP2X is a Linux based handheld games console that's based on open source technologies. It's commonly used for running emulators to play games from older systems, but is also a powerful device in its own right (it features a 200MHz ARM processor).

Fujeyla-Studio has put together a statically compiled Ruby interpreter along with the RubyGame SDL extension for the GP2X, making it easy to develop games for the handheld. I don't have a GP2X but the source code I saw within the package looks like standard RubyGame fare. Might have to look into getting one of these devices!

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