Rubystein: Ruby meets Wolfenstein

by gregg on May 11, 2009

At Railsconf 2009 the guys over at Phusion released Rubystein, a Wolfenstein clone written in Ruby. I managed to track down Ninh Bui to give us a video walk through, and the following video was played at Railsconf before the Wednesday Keynote.

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Get the source on Github, and play it yourself.

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rodrigo toledoMay 11, 2009 @ 10:47 AM

wow rsrsrs… damn there is a good video =D

Andy PfluegerMay 11, 2009 @ 11:38 AM

That’s incredible. Ruby CAN scale. :)

osagieMay 11, 2009 @ 11:56 AM

That was really nice

EdMay 11, 2009 @ 01:18 PM

You sure that’s not written in Scala?

ChessMay 11, 2009 @ 02:25 PM

Hilarious and awesome are appropriate adjectives for such a fine piece of work! No Jason? Modding time!

MarshallMay 11, 2009 @ 02:49 PM

What the hell is a Django Pony? How pathetic. They need DJ Ango.

Ninh BuiMay 11, 2009 @ 03:44 PM

Gregg, it was great seeing you and Jason again at Railsconf. As for the video, I’m truly honored that you guys have taken Rubystein into consideration for editing and display prior to the keynote. Also, I’d again like to thank you for the great sound samples you’ve provided for the protagonist. You guys truly do some amazing work with Railsenvy, Envycasts and for the Rails community and I just wanted to stop by to reiterate/emphasize this :-) See you guys again soon? I sure hope so!

Cheers, Ninh

anonMay 13, 2009 @ 11:35 AM

Think you’ll find PHP is faster!

MBMay 13, 2009 @ 01:08 PM

Wolfenstein ran on a 286… Ruby had better been able to be used.

FMMay 13, 2009 @ 01:25 PM

Nice job. I was expecting a Rickroll at the end.

FriendMay 13, 2009 @ 09:53 PM

“Penis is evil! The Penis shoots Seeds, and makes new Life to poison the Earth with a plague of men, as once it was. But the Gun shoots Death and purifies the Earth of the filth of Brutals. Go forth, and kill! Zardoz has spoken.” —Zardoz

“Stay close to me - inside my aura!” —Zed

bryanlMay 15, 2009 @ 03:58 PM


woohooMay 17, 2009 @ 06:17 AM

“1995 - Yukihiro “Mad Matz” Matsumoto creates Ruby to avert some vaguely unspecified apocalypse that will leave Australia a desert run by mohawked warriors and Tina Turner. The language is later renamed Ruby on Rails by its real inventor, David Heinemeier Hansson. [The bit about Matsumoto inventing a language called Ruby never happened and better be removed in the next revision of this article - DHH].”

The guy is right, it gives a good idea of rails people mentality and it is confirmed in this video. However, Ruby is a great language.

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