PIXEL RIPPED 1989’ NOW AVAILABLE FOR 20% OFF PRE-ORDER DISCOUNT; READY FOR DOWNLOAD JULY 31st FOR ALL MAJOR VR PLATFORMS
ARVORE, the immersive storytelling VR/AR company today announced the final launch date and 20% pre-order discount for the long-awaited virtual reality game Pixel Ripped 1989. The game, which will be available on PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, will arrive for download on July 31st, 2018. Those pre-ordering now on PlayStation and Oculus will save $5.00 USD off the $24.99 USD price bringing their purchase to just $19.99USD after the discount. A launch discount will also be in effect temporarily for customers on Steam beginning July 31st. First conceived and created as a student game by Ana Ribeiro and co-developed by São Paulo-based ARVORE, the game has been a multi-year, multi-continent passion project, and marks the first title brought to market by ARVORE.
Players can find the 20% Off Pre-Order Discount of Pixel Ripped 1989 on PlayStation and Oculus Rift for $19.99 USD or equivalent:
And will find a temporary launch discount on Steam starting July 31st.
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 videogame 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.
Ribeiro, a Brazilian native developer, began work on this project back in 2014, when she was still a student in London. The development of the game has been a long journey for her, but one she refused to give up on. In 2017, Ribeiro joined ARVORE, Pixel Ripped's publisher and investor, as project director and game developer; and completed the project with the team there.
Early reception for Pixel Ripped 1989 has been overwhelmingly positive. The game has received funding from Oculus and awards from Intel and the AMAZE Indie Festival, as well as nominations to IndieCade and the Proto Awards. Recently Microsoft Windows Developer Marketing team travelled to São Paulo to film a documentary about Ana and her game developer story. If successful, there are plans to make future installments of the game spanning game industry history.