Man Proposes Using Custom Video Game Code, Ruins Idea for Hopeful Nerds Worldwide

Well, this is a gorgeous story – Jered McFerron, of the internets, has proposed to his girlfriend.  In quite literally the best way possible.

The story goes that back in 2003 Jered took on the pretty awesome task of re-writing the classic SNES game Metroid in C++.  This isn’t to say he somehow hacked the game code from the cartridge or anything, he literally re-wrote the game, by the power of raw observation (aka playing, lots) and much hard thinking to work out the mechanics and gameplay. Anyway, this is something he managed, with what seem to be pretty bloody good results.

Halfway through the project though, Jered was thinking;

Cor, I proper love this girl, I think I’ll ask her to marry m- HANG ON!

And went on to;

D’you know what?  I think I’ll propose by re-writing some of the Metroid game code to direct her to a secret room in which she’s offered a pixel-graphic ring and a text message!

The ring's from Zelda, no good ring graphics in Metroid!

What a legend.  And she said yes!  Although she totally had no other choice, given the method.  You can see a full write-up of the adventure he sent her on here; Jered McFerron’s blog.

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4 Responses to Man Proposes Using Custom Video Game Code, Ruins Idea for Hopeful Nerds Worldwide

  1. Kate says:

    A girl can dream…..

  2. Kate says:

    Well if you’re prepared to re-code Skyrim or Fallout 3 all by your self then go for it! However, I would settle for Rollercoaster Tycoon, Super Meatboy or, if all else fails, Medieval Total War 2. Because nothing says romance like slaughtering knights.

  3. fateamenable says:

    Yeaaaaaaa….. Only two of them really doable lol…

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