Developer Ana Ribeiro have released more screenshots of their virtual reality (VR) videogame Pixel Ripped 1989 ahead of it’s release in May.
The upcoming VR homage to all things retro sees players jump back to the time of portable 8-bit consoles and experience a game-within-a-game as they follow the adventures of Dot. As an in-game character who sees her world torn apart by the Cyblin Lord, a villain who is able to break through the videogame screen and invade the real world to cause all sorts of trouble. The player must help Dot on her quest to save both realities by facing challenges in the retro-gaming 2D world, all while distracting a cranky teacher and escaping from the angry headmaster who is always looking to stop the fun. Players will be in the shoes of Nicola, a second-grade student who just wants to enjoy the adventure with Dot.
The title began life back in 2014 when it was called Pixel Rift and the team launched a Kickstarter in 2015 which ended up failing before then joining the Boost VC Startup accelerator that same year. Thanks to the funding from Oculus and awards from Intel and the AMAZE Indie Festival, along with nominations to IndieCade and the Proto Award, Ribeiro joined ARVORE, Pixel Ripped 1989’s publisher and investor, as project director and videogame developer to make it a commercial reality.
Now the title is making a return and a planned release later this year in May on PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. To make the announcement a number of new screenshots for the title have been released which show off plenty of the titles retro inspiration. Will a strong following thanks to the core gameplay idea, many having been waiting to get their hands on Pixel Ripped 1989 and it seems the time is almost here.
Pixel Ripped 1989 is set to launch on PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive on 22nd May, 2018. The developers are hoping to continue the title and build future installments of the title spanning videogame industry history should this initial title do well.
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