PAX East 2018: Pixel Ripped 1989 VR Gameplay and Interview

This charming burst of nostalgia is a love letter to growing up as a gamer with awesome VR capabilities. 


Pixel Ripped 1989 is a VR love letter to the days of classic gaming, as you follow heroine Dot as her player "Nicola" through a quest to save Dot's world, Adventureland. The game-within-a-game adventure will take you from a living room of the '70s to a pixelated rush all the way through the '90s, all while tickling that retro gaming funnybone.

During one of our PAX East 2018 streams, Asif Khan and Charles Singletary spoke to Anna Rabeiro, the creator of Pixel Ripped 1989, who was dressed as the main character of her game, Dot! Anna stopped by the Shacknews booth to chat about Pixel Ripped 1989, which looks like an awesome throwback to the classic days of gaming, from Game Boy-like graphics to handheld gaming with a slew of look-based mechanics.

The game combines classic side-scrolling and platformer mechanics with 2D mechanics with a VR experience, as you can sit at your desk in school and play with your handheld console. It looks just like the lives many of us probably remember growing up, and it's certainly going to be an experience. Check out the interview above and for more PAX East 2018 coverage, be sure to subscribe to the official Shacknews Twitch channel.

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Fueled by horror, rainbow-sugar-pixel-rushes, and video games, Brittany is a Senior Editor at Shacknews who thrives on surrealism and ultraviolence. Follow her on Twitter @MolotovCupcake and check out her portfolio for more. Like a fabulous shooter once said, get psyched!

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