“Super Pixel Smash is one of the most fun and addictive VR games I’ve played in 2017″
– Mark Smith (Game Chronicles)
Tron-like Arcade Game Super Pixel Smash Lands on SteamVR & HTC Vive
SAN DIEGO — Jan. 25, 2017 – Rank17’s Super Pixel Smash is launching today on SteamVR! Get ready to destroy walls, trigger power-ups, and earn as many points as possible in this thrilling retro-themed arcade game for the HTC Vive.
Enter the fast-paced, neon-induced Super Pixel Smash league — where the Pixel Paddle and Gravity Gauntlet rule supreme. Smash a Digital Energy Orb into a destructible wall and chain combos together to earn a spot on the coveted Super Pixel Smash leaderboards — but be sure to maintain the orb’s momentum if you want to keep your combos alive. You must use the Gravity Gauntlet to retrieve the orb when it slows down … or it’s over.
You can also target special bricks to trigger power-ups:
- Point multipliers – Multiply your score
- Orb multipliers – Get additional Digital Energy Orbs to smash
- Charged shots – Destroy multiple parts of the wall in one hit
- Speed boosts – Increase the orb’s momentum
Meet score goals to unlock additional levels — each with different wall panels and challenges. Accumulate enough points and you’ll be granted access to a special bonus room, where all the walls are destructible — but be sure to avoid the dreaded red bricks and bouncing red balls!
“Playing a game like Breakout in VR has been a childhood dream of mine,” says Steve Iverson, Studio Head of Rank17. “With Super Pixel Smash, we go one step further — driving sight and sound further than we could ever imagine in the ‘80s. If you ever wanted to hit an energy sphere while fully immersed in a pixel-based world, this is it!”
- Enjoy fast-paced, arcade-style gameplay.
- Marvel at responsive and simple controls.
- Earn gnarly power-ups.
- Smash your way to the top of the leaderboards.
- Travel back in time in VR with rad ’80s-style visuals.
Pricing & Availability
Super Pixel Smash is now available on SteamVR for $4.79 — 40% off the $7.99 retail price. The sale will end on the last day of the month (January 31). The game requires an HTC Vive VR headset.
Rank17 is a development studio specializing in the fusion of VR games and adtech. The team at Rank17 is driven to develop immersive game-based experiences across the best virtual reality platforms — including HTC Vive, PlayStation VR, Oculus, and Gear VR. With a passion for great gameplay, Rank17 creates crazy, fun games that unlock the potential of VR. We focus on high-value, “pick up and play” titles that will bring players back again and again. Founded in April 2016, Rank17 has already produced a diverse set of VR game titles including Armed Against the Undead, VR Baseball, Boo Breakers, and BladeShield. The company is privately held and financed by a group of startup veterans.