Two-man development team Theory Interactive has their work cut out for them. Milestone number one is behind them now, though, as they've completed and released the debut trailer for their first game, Reset. The trailer is done entirely in-engine, with no post-processing done to enhance textures or effects. Reset itself may be in a pre-alpha state, but if it can maintain the mood and atmosphere of this trailer, they've got a great game in the works.
Here's Theory Interactive's description of what Reset is:
"Reset is a single player co-op first person puzzle game with a strong emphasis on story and atmosphere. The unique game mechanic in Reset is the ability to travel back in time to solve puzzles co-operatively, with yourself."
An exciting premise to be sure, and if we can trust the trailer this description hardly brushes the surface of what Reset really is. For example, we see that our protagonist is having his grey matter "reconstructed" before being revived by his machine. Is this a process he must go through every time he time travels? What exactly is so important that a man would subject himself to brain reconstruction?
Reset's trailer and all the questions it has already brought into my mind have reserved it a place on my "Games to Watch For" list. Theory Interactive may only just be beginning to work on gameplay, but I'm excited to see what they have to show next.