Last week VRFocus reported that the developers of upcoming virtual reality (VR) title, Pixel Ripped, had been accepted into Boost VC, a start-up accelerator that would provide the team with office space to work on the title. The news came just ahead of the closure of the videogame’s Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign, which failed to raise its target goal of £4,000 GBP. This left the question of funding up in the air, but it’s now been clarified that Boost VC has made an investment in the title as well.
The funding from the venture capital investors will mean that the team can finish the first in what is planned to be a series of Pixel Ripped titles, Pixel Ripped 1989. The Kickstarter campaign itself only related to this first title. As already reported, the incubator program also means that Pixel Ripped developers Ana Ribeiro and Stef Keegan will be relocating to Silicon Valley, California for a period of 3 months to work on the project together, having previously been working on it in the UK and at times split between other countries.
If all goes to plan then Pixel Ripped 1989 will be the first era players get to visit in the series, with plans to developer further titles in 1979, the late 90’s and early 00’s also in place. As with Pixel Ripped 1989, each of these titles will follow a videogame fanatic named Nicola as she goes through life, playing different incarnations of her favourite series, Pixel Ripped. For the first title, Nicola will be playing a portable entry in the fictional series while trying to hide her system from the teacher as she plays at school.
VRFocus will continue to follow Pixel Ripped closely, reporting back with any further updates on the title’s progress.