Reset’s debut teaser is utterly gorgeous

Thursday, 26th April 2012 23:43 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Graphics nerds, prepare to preach. This teaser trailer for Theory Interactive’s Reset is like sex for your eyeballs.

“Everything you see in the trailer is straight from the in-game engine, no up-ressed textures, geometry or effects. What you see is what you will get. Except hopefully a little bit better since we’re not even in alpha yet,” the developer wrote on the trailer’s YouTube page.

Gamasutra reports that new start up Theory Interactive is the work of Alpo Oksaharju and Mikko Kallinen, former Futuremark staffers who worked on Shattered Horizons. The pair have created a new engine called Praxis to achieve the stunning results in the video below.

“The trailer is made entirely of in-game material, and I mean all assets, effects, everything, period,” Oksaharju said, noting that making separate tech for a trailer would be a waste of the team’s limited resources, and that licensed tech wouldn’t grant the same level of control.

“Mikko is quite the guru when it comes to tech. We knew that we couldn’t achieve the right kind of atmosphere using third party engines. And of course DIY stuff is cheap when working with a bootstrap budget,” he said.

Reset will be a “co-operative single player” game with an emphasis on exploration and puzzle solving, as players travel back in time to help themselves. Get a few clues as to how this works in the teaser below.



  1. dtyk

    about time we reached this level of in-game graphics

    #1 3 years ago
  2. xino

    exaggeration much?
    not as mind blowing as Samaritan

    and what’s with the sex eyeball stuff?

    all that are applicable towards stupid ass PC gamers, since all they care about are graphics.
    In fact all PC gamers are all pussified that they all have Cats as their pets!

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Telepathic.Geometry

    My eyeballs just jizzed all over my eyelids.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Charlie Sheen

    lol a japanese developer making a pc game? good luck that the game will be good……

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Yoshi


    I’m pretty sure PC gamers care a hell of a lot about graphics but also about gameplay. Why else do you think PC gamers hate ports?

    If we’re going to go off your calculations then console gamers only give two shits about exclusives and QQin… oh wait trlolol XD

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Tavarish

    @4 They are Finnish developers, not Japanese.

    Check and read from bottom part of page. Says “We are an independent game studio located in Espoo, Finland…”

    #6 3 years ago
  7. xxJPRACERxx

    @4 Where did you read it was a Japanese dev? FutureMark are from Finland.

    edit: #6 beat me to it. I always open a lot of tabs at once…

    #7 3 years ago
  8. xxJPRACERxx

    Just watch the video and it’s the most impressive engine I’ve seen. Cry Engine 3 is really close. Samaritan was nice, but I was not that impressed by the engine, technical wise, it show it was still UE3, artistically it was very good.

    Now Epic, just show us what UE 4 can do!

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Charlie Sheen

    it has giant robots in it there for its being made by japanese people

    #9 3 years ago
  10. voxelman

    Truly amazing, especially as it’s the work of just 2 people!
    I hope the gameplay is good, it sounds pretty interesting.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. polygem

    always nice to see what the future will bring. it´s cool but thing is….i personally don´t need graphics like this. an old mini cooper can be more fun than a ferrari sometimes you know.
    a simplistic cel shaded game can be much more awesome than a pimped out pc high end game. it´s about gameplay, artdesign and using the correct tech to make the gameexperience as smooth as possible. but hey i´m just a gamer not a game designer…they kind of have to push the tech. i appreciate that, this video though did nothing to me.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Edo

    @2 Are you hoping to replace back_up…cause you’re almost there.Now…”Reset will be a “co-operative single player”game…that sounded like oxymoron(unless it has both) and this trailer while looking somewhat pretty gives us zero information about the game itself.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. TheBlackHole


    It’s a ‘record and replay’ game, so you do play a single player game cooperatively, with yourself.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. Edo

    @13 That sounds quite interesting and original if I may say so.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. TheBlackHole


    Not really, have you ever played Blinx on the original xbox? Horrible.

    #15 3 years ago

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