Patrick Ahmann wins Daedalus icon and background contest

Daedalus PSP - Image 1We’ve been waiting on pins and needles for the winner of the Icon and Background Design contest for StrmnNrmn‘s Nintendo 64 Emulator for the Sony PlayStation Portable, and as promised, here it is. Who won the contest? You’ll have to read on to find out more. What we will tell you now is that it’s pretty much a surprise win as far as previous predictions go.

The winner of the contest at the full article!

Daedalus Background contest winnar! - Image 1 

Hold the presses! StrmnNrmn, Sony PlayStation Portable homebrew developer that’s pretty much behind the highly-anticipated Nintendo 64 emulator for the PSP, Daedalus, has just announced the winner of the Icon and Background contest that’s been going on for quite a while.

The outcome of this contest, as we all know, not only decides the final form of Daedalus but also its identity, and we can honestly say that StrmnNrmn certainly does have taste. In any case, the winner of the contest is Patrick Ahmann with his unique mono eye-slash-cog background!

While the image doesn’t quite bring to mind the fact that Daedalus is a Nintendo 64 emulator (the text corrects that quite frankly), it does look awesome. Plus, StrmnNrmn says that he can’t wait to use the cog-like visual of the background itself as a loading screen of sorts, with the cogs moving as the emulator starts loading. Very neat idea to tie everything all in.

A few words from StrmnNrmn himself:

Trying to select a winner has forced me to think about what I wanted to get out of this competition. On the surface, the main goal of the competition was just to replace the ugly default icon on the PSP’s XMB.

However as I’ve checked out all the entries over the past couple of weeks, I’ve come to realise that the main objective of the competition should be to define an identity for Daedalus.

Congratulations to Paul Ahmann and to all those who participated in the event as well. You certainly made it hard for the guy to pick out a winner – we can’t even begin to think about how hard it was for StrmnNrmn to choose, as even we had trouble coming up with a definite first placer. In any case, here’s to more updates about Daedalus!

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