Virtual reality (VR) fans will have been hearing about Pixel Ripped for much of the last year now. This anticipated title, which pays tribute to various years of the videogame industry, recently hit Kickstarter looking for funding for the first entry into the planned series, Pixel Ripped 1989. Fans will have already seen a glimpse of this project in the form of the school room demo that’s been showcased for so long. Now developer Ana Ribeiro has spoken about some of the many Easter eggs players can expected to see in the full version.
Speaking to VRFocus in an interview that will be published in full later this week, Ribeiro teased that Pixel Ripped 1989 will feature ‘loads of Easter eggs’. “There will be like – I can’t spoil too much – but there will be will be zombies, there will be loads of Easter eggs, loads of more 80’s nostalgic stuff,” she said. “We’ll be adding other things as well, other interactions, not just the spit ball. And also, the Game Boy? The game in the game? That will be longer. There will be stuff like more stuff going on, 3 or 4 levels. So, yeah, it’s really exciting.”
The current demo for Pixel Ripped 1989 casts players as Nicola, a young videogame fanatic. She finds herself in a classroom, trying to sneak in play sessions on an entry in her favourite fictional videogame series, Pixel Ripped. Nicola is able to player the title on a ‘Game Girl’ device, which is itself an obvious nod to Nintendo’s Game Boy, when the teacher isn’t looking. She can also use a straw to fire spit balls around the class and, eventually, even use them in a boss encounter that springs to life on her desk.
Pixel Ripped is hoping to raise £40,000 GBP on Kickstarter with just over a week to go until its closing date. VRFocus will continue to follow the title closely, reporting back with any further updates on it.