São Paulo-based VR/AR company ARVORE have officially announced that long-awaited VR game Pixel Ripped 1989 will launch on May 22nd for Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and PlayStation VR. Originally conceived and created as a student game by Ana Ribeiro, this multi-year, multi-continent passion project will be the first title brought to the market by ARVORE.
Pixel Ripped 1989 is a wacky multi-dimensional homage to the early days of gaming. The player embarks on a journey into the screen of a classic video game and beyond. Set in the era of portable 8-bit consoles, this game-within-a-game follows the adventures of Dot, an in-game character who sees her world torn apart by the Cyblin Lord, a villain able to break through the video game screen and invade the real world.
In the game, the player inhabits Nicola, a second-grade student who must help Dot save both realities from this menace by facing challenges in the retro-gaming 2D world, all while distracting the cranky teacher and escaping from the furious headmaster in her own 3D world. Below are several screenshots from the upcoming game.
Pixel Ripped 1989 has been in development since 2014 and will be at GDC 2018. Stay tuned for more of my in-depth thoughts on this highly anticipated VR title in the weeks ahead.
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