Pixel Rift Dev: VR was ‘love at first sight’

The South West Virtual Reality Conference (SWVRC) featured many guest speakers from all walks of the industry. Attending was a multitude of different developers including Ana Ribeiro, the creator of the highly anticipated virtual reality (VR) title Pixel Rift. Ribeiro delivered a presentation titled ‘From pies to virtual reality’ which chronicled how she came from making pies to working in VR. During this, Ribeiro stated that when she tried VR “it was love at first sight.’

During the presentation, the developer discussed her history of making pies in Brazil. After deciding it wasn’t for her, she decided to move to the UK to learn about videogames development. It was here she came into contact with VR in the second year of her course. When she had come in contact with VR she stated that it was ‘love at first sight’ and decided to create an experience based on her own.


Pixel Rift is based around Ribeiro’s experiences being obsessed with videogames as a child. The user will play as a little girl named Nicola who is hooked on a videogame with the same title. As the title is due to release episodically, it will be set during different points in the characters life. During these points, the character will be playing Pixel Rift on different consoles like the ‘Game Girl’ and in different locations, like the classroom or the living room.

The title may also be coming to Samsung’s Gear VR head-mounted display (HMD) as well as the Oculus Rift. VRFocus will keep you updated on the titles progress.