If there is one thing the 80’s taught us is that 8 Bit and glitch go together like hand and controller.
Dust on the chip will make for a glitchy game experience and that’s just what Skrillex wants. Those masters of glitchy dubstep music, Skrillex have made the obvious transistion to glitch, 8 bit browser Flash game with Skrillex Quest.
No matter, let’s not forget the games purpose – to sell songs. The games theme song Summit plays throughout the game. Kinda catchy, actually.
Some describe Skrillex Quest as a Zelda-like game. And there is no doubt that is what they were going for with the dust in the cartridge references. Having skipped the whole Legends of Zelda era due to adulthood, I’d say there are also some visual Minecraft similarities as well.