Here’s A Thing: Reset

Two-man start-up studio Theory Interactive is working on this "cooperative single player" adventure which focuses on exploration, puzzle-solving and time travel.

The studio was founded by ex-Futuremark staffers Alpo Oksaharju and Mikko Kallinen, who previously worked on multiplayer FPS Shattered Horizons. Their time spent at the graphics benchmarking company is evident in the below video of the pair's new engine, Praxis.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLd8kEQJIzw

On the game's website, Oksaharju stresses that everything in the video is achieved entirely in-engine with "no up-ressed textures, geometry or effects". It's a handsome sequence, showing a fallen mech (and eventually its long-dead occupant) in a future city as nature reclaims the ground around it in simulated time lapse.

At this stage, Reset's pre-alpha and little more than a tech demo, but as tech demos go, it's a thoroughly convincing statement of intent. With the engine shaping up, however, the pair intend to turn their attention to gameplay next. We can't wait to see it take shape.