The 80’s inspired virtual reality (VR) title Pixel Ripped 1989 has now officially launched its Kickstarter campaign this week. Developer Pixel Ripped, is looking at securing a funding goal of £40,000 GBP by Friday 14th August 2015.
Pixel Ripped 1989 is a VR experience where you will be transported back to 1989 and will find yourself immersed in a retro classroom environment. You play Nicola a videogame obsessed kid who just wants to play her favourite game without being caught by the teacher. Play your hand-held gaming device the “Gear Girl” with your controller, but you need pay attention because if you get caught you will be sent to the Head Master’s office.
As Nicola you must complete Pixel Ripped on your hand-held “Gear Girl” whilst also managing her real world environment, which will have lots of mini-games to add to the fun.
The team has built the game from scratch for a fully optimised Gear VR release at the end of the year. Following that the game will be available on Oculus Rift as well as an exclusive a non-VR version especially for Kickstarter backers.
Created by Ana Ribeiro, Pixel Ripped started life as a student project before the considerable acclaim the videogame received lead to a team expansion and ambitions to develop a full title. Stef Keegan, producer, joined Ribeiro as she increased the scope of Pixel Ripped to include multiple platforms.
VRFocus will be following the latest updates from Pixel Ripped 1989 as the campaign progresses.