This week is a busy one for Ana Ribeiro, developer of the upcoming virtual reality (VR) compatible videogame, Pixel Rift. A Steam Greenlight campaign for the title was launched earlier in the week, hoping to secure enough positive votes to be approved for sale on Steam come full launch. Ribeiro is also currently showcasing the title at the EGX London event at Earls Court, London. Now the demo for Pixel Rift has launched over on the official Oculus VR Share Beta, allowing anyone with an Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) to sample the title.
Pixel Rift is a unique experience in which players follow the life of Nicola, a young videogame enthusiast with a particular passion for the fictional Pixel Rift series. Players will visit different scenes throughout Nicola’s life, playing levels from various incarnations of Pixel Rift on a range of consoles and systems. The title is designed to pay tribute to the different eras of videogames as players find themselves in a number of environments, such as using a ‘Game Girl’ in a school classroom while avoiding being spotted by the teacher.
The Pixel Rift demo is currently available for free on PC and supports an Xbox controller as well as the classic NES controller. It is already compatible with the Oculus Rift’s second development kit (DK2). The developer has acknowledged that it contains some bugs and issues but also reassures that these will be adressed in future updates. VRFocus will continue to follow Pixel Rift going forwards, reporting back with any further updates on the title’s progress.