Brazilian Pie Maker turned UK VR Developer unveils Kickstarter for critically acclaimed virtual reality title, ‘Pixel Ripped 1989’
Following an insanely busy year juggling development, funding, and visa issues, as well as time on the demo circuit travelling the world to big name conferences such as Southwest VR and E3 2015, Ana Ribeiro, (Brazil’s first ever VR developer and ex pie maker), has already garnered strong support and critical acclaim for her remarkably inventive debut VR title, ‘Pixel Ripped 1989’, in development for Oculus Rift
In Pixel Ripped 1989, videogames addict, Nicola is struggling to play her favourite titles on a handheld console within a virtual world in the year 1989. She must defeat the distractions of the everyday so she can get on with what’s truly important, playing videogames in class and getting away with it! Pixel Ripped 1989 is a game within a game and will virtually immerse players in the world of videogames like never before.
This title is also envisaged to be the first in a series of Pixel Ripped adventures. The team have plans that would see, Nicola travel through time to play games from different eras of videogame history, from the black and white 2D pixel blocks of 1979 through to the colourful sprites of the late 90’ and early 00’s.
The team are now turning to their fans and the public to help raise £40,000 on Kickstarter to finish production of Pixel Ripped 1989.
“Getting this investment would really turn things around for us,” commented Stef Keegan, Producer of Pixel Ripped 1989. “Not only would it provide us with the funds to progress the game, but I hope it would give us a substantial enough reason for the UK government to let Ana stay in the UK!”
The Pixel Ripped 1989 team have already overcome many obstacles in the first year of production, stretching from a lack of funding to a continued battle to renew lead developer, Ana Ribeiro’s visa!
With a vocal community behind the Pixel Ripped 1989 project, Ana and the team have high hopes for the campaign and will launch the Kickstarter on 14th July, 2015. Find the Pixel Ripped 1989 Kickstarter page here.
Back Pixel Ripped 1989 on Kickstarter now and help the team finish their pioneering VR journey. A word of warning from Ana and Stef before you pledge… ‘once you enter the world of Pixel Ripped, you may never want to come back…’.