Michael O’Reilly (often known by the handle Kayin) has released the source code of his seminal masocore masterpiece I Wanna Be The Guy. Check this post in which he explains the poor state of the code, gives a few guidelines for use, and provides a link to the download.
Requirements for use are based in common sense, including:
- You may release variants/rom hacks THAT ARE PROPERLY LABELED.
- You may yank out engines and code and use them freely.
- You may take credit for any work you do, just exercise good taste. Do not do a few changes to IWBTG and act like it’s your own work. If you use and borrow code, just credit me for that — the rest of the work is clearly yours though.
- You, as a COMMUNITY, may (and should) try and band together to fix up the main game for a new, bugfixed release.
Very cool! Of course, you can find a love letter to IWBTG on our Game Now page. Coders, get tinkering!