There are just 3 days left now until the team behind upcoming virtual reality (VR) adventure title, Pixel Ripped, round out a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign for it. At the time of writing the studio still has just under £30,000 GBP to go to make its £40,000 goal, suggesting that it sadly might not reach that target. But the project is far from dead, and the Pixel Ripped team today has some good news to share. The pair of developers have announced that they have joined Boost VC, a startup accelerator that will allow them to continue working on the project for the immediate future.
Boost VR is based in Silicon Valley, California, meaning developers Ana Ribeiro and Stef Keegan will be moving out there. “This means that we can crack on with development for three months without worrying about the visa problems hanging over us,” the team explains in a Kickstarter update. “We are continuing to work hard to get the Kickstarter funded so that we can finish developing the game, expand our team and pay for licences and legal stuff but thankfully one of the biggest hurdles have been removed from the race! We couldn’t have done it without you. ”
Pixel Ripped is a series of VR videogames that follow the life of Nicola, a girl with a passion for the medium. Nicola has a particular affection for a fictional franchise named Pixel Ripped and, through the various entries, players will visit different times in her life in which she is playing different incarnations of the series. In the first entry, Pixel Ripped 1989, Nicola is sat in school, trying to sneak in sessions of a portable entry of Pixel Ripped without getting caught by her teacher.
VRFocus will continue to follow Pixel Ripped closely, reporting back with the latest updates on its progress.