First-Person Puzzler Reset Gets Debut TrailerCategory: Gaming
Posted: April 26, 2012 10:42AM
If you are like me, you probably haven't heard of Reset or its developer Theory Interactive before today. However, if the debut trailer is any indication, I think we'll be hearing a lot more of the game and the independent game studio in the future. Reset is a "single player co-op first person puzzle game" being developed exclusively for the PC. Wait, "single player co-op"? Yes, according to studio, "the unique game mechanic in Reset is the ability to travel back in time to solve puzzles co-operatively, with yourself." We've seen this mechanic used in several 2D platformers, but not in a first-person game, as far as I remember.
Theory Interactive says there will be a strong emphasis on story and atmosphere, which is certainly portrayed in the roughly two and a half minute debut trailer seen below. The studio assures us that everything in the trailer is straight from the in-game engine - a proprietary engine dubbed Praxis. The trailer is certainly intriguing, but no gameplay or even a hint of how the puzzles will work is shown. As such, it's a little hard to judge the game at this point, since puzzles are, after all, the most important part of a puzzle game. Still, I'll definitely be keeping my eye on this game and the two-man team developing it from scratch.