Today we have a follow up interview with the co-winner of the January PSX-Scene monthly contest. Shaitain may be a man of few words but his work speaks for itself.
What gave you the inspiration to create your tutorial?
The need to change firmwares often was really annoying so when I found this method I had to share it.
What process do you go through when you begin developing something. Do you create a game plan first or do you just dive in when you get an idea. How many hours do you spend developing? Is it more than the actual time you get to play the actual games and what gives you more enjoyment, creating something new or just having fun gaming?
I definitely just dive in. I love messing around with the console to try and find new things to make the feel of it better, and for me doing that is just as fun as gaming.
What was your experience like participating in your first PSX-Scene contest? The race was really close between you and BahumatLord and came right down to the very end. Did you have fun watching the votes as they increased and did you enjoy the friendly cometition between yourself and the other developers who entered?
It was pretty fun. Towards the end I found myself checking both mine and BahumatLord's vote count every few hours, first he'd be up then I'd get a couple of votes and it would go back and forth. It was a nail biter lol.
Is there something that you feel is holding back the PS3 development scene? Lately, we've been seeing a lot of devs being bashed simply for sharing their work and ideas with the scene. What are your thoughts on that subject?
Like you said it's the bashers, if you've got nothing constructive to say then dont say anything, it just wastes everyone's time and the important posts get buried.
Are you currently working on any other projects and if so will you be entering future contests?
Yeah I've got a few ideas I'm working on and if they work out then I'll probably enter them.
If you could give advice to someone just starting out developing what would you tell them?
All I can really say is don't give up, and it never hurts to ask for help.
Thanks to Shaitan for answering our questions. If you haven't checked out his winning submission make sure you take a look