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.
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July 11

‘PIXEL RIPPED 1989’ NOW AVAILABLE FOR 20% OFF PRE-ORDER DISCOUNT; READY FOR DOWNLOAD JULY 31st FOR ALL MAJOR VR PLATFORMS

Fans of the Highly Anticipated VR Game Can Save 20% by Pre-Ordering Now Before Launch on July 31st, 2018

Watch: All Platforms Announcement Release Teaser - Coming 31st , 2018!



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:

PlayStation Store:
https://store.playstation.com/en-us/product/UP4906-CUSA12322_00-6663429942732996

Oculus Store:
https://www.oculus.com/experiences/rift/415780415213995/

And will find a temporary launch discount on Steam starting July 31st.
https://store.steampowered.com/app/577530/Pixel_Ripped_1989/

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.

Pixel Ripped 1989 is slated to launch on PS VR, Oculus and Vive on July 31st, 2018. The new trailer for Pixel Ripped 1989 can be seen here: https://youtu.be/BadPmMnkroY

For more information, visit www.pixelripped.com or arvore.io.

- Team ARVORE
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May 18

New Summer Release Date: Behind the Scenes w/ Arvore's 'Pixel Ripped 1989'

Attention: Second Grade Parent-Teacher Association

After beginning development on 'Pixel Ripped 1989' back in 2014, our intrepid project mastermind Ana Ribeiro has come a long way on her first independent project and has finally been nearing the finish line since joining our growing team of creative talent at ARVORE's VR studio in São Paulo, Brazil.

This Spring, we were excited to let Pixel Ripped's 1989's incredibly patient fans know that we had expected the game to be available in May. While the response to the game during GDC, PAX East, and VRLA has been overwhelmingly positive, our team has decided to take a few more weeks to polish all versions of the game for a smooth release across Steam, Oculus Home, and PlayStation VR simultaneously. While we will no longer be releasing the game in May, we are excited to help ensure that 'Pixel Ripped 1989' is ready to be the best retro-inspired gaming adventure that the VR world has ever seen when it arrives this Summer!

We expect to have an update on a new Summer 2018 release date in the next few weeks, and want fans to rest assured that we'll have more news soon on exactly when they'll be able to go all the way back to the year 1989 to take down the Cyblin Lord once and for all!

In the meantime, we invite you to meet Ana and the VR team at ARVORE in this behind the scenes documentary series from Microsoft called 'This Is Development'. You'll get a first hand look at what goes on at the studio as we near the finish line on 'Pixel Ripped 1989' and get things in motion on a host of other top secret VR projects coming from ARVORE in the next year.

Watch: This Is Development // 'Pixel Ripped 1989'

We sincerely appreciate your understanding, and thank you for your patience. It's been a long journey to get this game near completion, and we only want to deliver the best experience possible. With just a few more weeks in the studio, we'll be able to make sure it was well worth the wait when you pick up your Gear Kid to help Dot save the world later this Summer!

- Team ARVORE

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Reviews

“If you thought game-within-a-game sounded exciting, augmented reality within virtual reality is going to be Quite The Experience! (Philippa Warr)”
Rock, Paper, Shotgun

“If done right then Pixel Rift, rich with layers of interactivity, could resonate with anyone who's ever let games into their imagination. It could be a eureka moment, not just in VR gaming but in narrative-driven game design as well.”
Kotaku UK

“The history of Pixel Ripped’s development is a tale of setbacks, sacrifice, and determination.”
PC Gamer

About This Game

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 retrogaming 2D world, all while distracting the cranky teacher and escaping from the furious headmaster in her own 3D world.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 or newer
    • Processor: Intel i5-4590 equivalent or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 960, AMD Radeon R9 270 equivalent or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Yes
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel i7-3770 equivalent or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970, AMD Radeon R9 280 equivalent or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Yes
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