If you’ve been following the coolest upcoming games in the virtual reality scene then chances are you’ve heard of Pixel Rift. Well, the title has received a name change to Pixel Ripped 1989, but beyond that, it still looks to maintain the aspects which made it stand out to begin with. Players assume the role of Nicola, a young and game-obsessed child. All she wants to do is play her Game Girl in class, but the hawk-eyed teacher makes that hard to accomplish. When in a VR headset, you’ve actually got to look down in order to play the handheld and then check back up every so often to avoid the teacher’s glare.


It’s a funny concept that is expanded on much more thanks to Nicola’s wild imagination. Suddenly, weird things start to happen such as soccer players or pixelated dragons enter the classroom. Is this the magic of her video game coming to life or is she just really bored with class? That’s what remains to be seen! Although this campaign is for Pixel Ripped 1989 specifically, the development team would love to target other gaming timeframes such as the 70s and 90s. But, that’s something to think about post-campaign.


Here’s some important things to note about Pixel Ripped 1989. It is being debuted on Gear VR (Samsung’s headset) but will then come to PC via Oculus Rift. With that said, a non-VR version will also be released on PC for those folks out there who don’t have a headset of their own. The game was previously Greenlit on Steam and as such just needs more help funding the approximately $61,957 goal (converted from Pounds).

Track the progress of the Pixel Ripped 1989 Kickstarter in our Campaign Calendar.

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Marcus is a fellow with a love for video games, horror, and Japanese food. When he’s not writing about games for a multitude of sites, he’s usually still playing one. Writing about video games is something he hopes to continue doing for many years to come.

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