- Today Q-Games Ltd. President and Executive Producer Dylan Cuthbert
has shared some updates on Star Dust, Dynamic PS3 Themes and their favorite Little Tikiman, as follows:
Well, Q-Games has been busy again, and not just on PixelJunk. You may have noticed some new additions to the PlayStation 3's XMB (Xross Media Bar) with the latest firmware update to version 3.00.
Well, we're behind the "star dust" and if you haven't noticed it yet, you're in for a nice surprise. We wanted to implement something like the beginning of the movie Gattaca
but they wouldn't let us go quite that far, so we settled on the subtle but pretty dust effect you can see now. If you shake the Wireless Controller, you can move them about a bit, as if they are being carried by eddies in the wind.
Also, there are these new things called Dynamic Themes, and we're proud to say that this is a system we were involved in developing. Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) wanted to spice up the background a bit and static pictures just didn't cut the mustard.
So we collaborated with them to make a system where developers can display what they want and animate and move them around. This definitely adds a little life to the PS3's background so be sure...