Pixel Rift to be Episodic Series

Indie videogame developer Ana Ribeiro has attracted a lot of attention for her upcoming virtual reality (VR) compatible title, Pixel Rift. That’s thanks to the title’s charming concept, allowing players to use an Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) to be transported back to various eras of the videogame industry, revisiting classic consoles and more. As it turns out, players will be visiting these eras episodically, as the developer has revealed that Pixel Rift will now be distributed as a series.


Ribeiro confirmed as much today speaking at the 2015 South West Virtual Reality Conference (SWVRC). The developer didn’t confirm just how many episodes the title was being split into or when they might be distributed, though did suggest that the decision had been made to help sales of the title. The news comes just a few weeks after Pixel Rift was officially Greenlit on Steam, meaning that it will be sold via Valve’s digital PC store whenever it does eventually launch.

Pixel Rift casts players as Nicola, a videogame enthusiast that has a particular affection for the fictional Pixel Rift series of videogames. Players will control Nicola through various stages of her life, playing different incarnations of Pixel Rift across different platforms and different environments. It might be that they tackle a portable version of the title on a ‘Game Girl’ in class, for example. The developer has also expressed interesting in bringing the title to the Gear VR smartphone-based HMD further down the line.

VRFocus will continue to follow Pixel Rift closely, reporting back with any further updates on its progress.