Awesome PS4 Dynamic Theme with Real Time Day/Night Cycle Released: Screenshots and Video Inside

on December 3, 2015 6:10 AM

If you follow our coverage of themes for PS4, you know that the folks at Truant Pixel usually deliver in spades. They did it again with their newly released “Tiny Tropics” theme, which is now available on the North American PlayStation store for $2.99.

While it’s not exactly the best match for the season (unless you live in the southern hemisphere, I guess), it’s really awesome, with a fully dynamic and seamless day/night cycle based on the clock of the PS4.

We are proud to present this dynamic theme, designed to utilize the functionality of your PS4™ system’s internal clock to create a completely seamless, real-time, 24 hour day and night cycle.

‘Tiny Tropics’ is a lonely island nestled at the center of a constantly shifting sea. Palm trees sway gently in the wind, seagulls circle overhead, and a small school of exotic fish course through the rippling waves below. Clouds churn slowly in the firmament as cresting tides lap against the shore, scattering the light from both the daytime sun and the moonlit night to create a brilliant tapestry of color unique for every hour of the day.

The video also comes with custom sounds effects and background ambient sounds. As usual, it’s nice to see what kind of themes can be achieved by putting enough effort into them, and actually using the tools provided by Sony’s SDK, instead of just slapping a (often bad) picture under the tiles.

Below you can see a set of screenshots taken at different times of the day, and a video released by Truant Pixel.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.