ARVORE’S GAME OF THE YEAR NOMINATED VR TITLE ‘PIXEL RIPPED 1989’ NOW AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD
ARVORE, the immersive storytelling VR/AR company today announced the launch of long-awaited virtual reality game Pixel Ripped 1989.The critically-acclaimed game is available on PlayStation VR (North America), Oculus Rift and HTC Vive for a limited time launch discount of $19.99, saving a total of 20% off of the full $24.99 USD price. Pixel Ripped 1989 is also coming to PlayStation 4 users globally and in the EU in the very near future, and fans are encouraged to follow @PixelRipped on twitter for release date details as they become available in the near future.
The title has also recently been nominated on the shortlist for GAME OF THE YEAR by the VR AWARDS 2018 which will be held this October in London. First conceived and created as a student game by Ana Ribeiro and co-developed bySão 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 Pixel Ripped 1989 on PlayStation Store (24.99 USD), Steam and Oculus Rift versions will sell at 19.99 USD during the next week:
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; she and completed the project with the team there.