Gosu is a free 2D game development library for Ruby and C++, available
gem install gosu on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux/FreeBSD. It’s
new home is http://libgosu.org/.
Version 0.7.12 has just been released and features a significantly
extended audio component. Other recent versions introduced clipping,
the Linux gem and of course many, many bug fixes. The full change log
is maintained at:
Most importantly, the official homepage has moved from GoogleCode to
http://libgosu.org/. On the official forums, lots of games and
projects as well as add-on libraries have already been posted. Most of
them are open source and written in Ruby. Even generally useful things
like an easy-to-deploy, all-in-one RMagick bundle have been
Thanks to the forum software and GoogleCode’s new features, everything
can be followed using convenient RSS feeds from now on as well.
Finally, I can only recommend the gamedev compos over at ludumdare.com
again, which provide a competitive arena for experimenting with the
possibilities of Ruby development.