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A two-person team is about to launch a gorgeous game that shows off the power of Nvidia’s development tools.

Reset is an atmospheric exploration-puzzler from developer Theory Interactive, and it’s launching for PC this summer. The studio has launched a new 13-minute gameplay video that highlights its world and certain Nvidia technologies that will bring its visual style to life. In Reset, you control a robot on what looks like an abandoned island. You explore this setting alongside other, computer-controlled machines.

Players interact with the physics of the world both on land and underwater, and that’s where Nvidia’s tools are coming into effect. Theory Interactive built a proprietary engine called Praxis to help it develop Reset, but that system incorporates PhysX and WaveWorks from Nvidia’s GameWorks SDK.

PhysX is Nvidia’s physics-simulation platform that uses the computing power both CPUs and GPUs to enable more realistic interactions with objects in a game world. WaveWorks, meanwhile, is Nvidia’s tool that promises “cinematic-quality ocean simulation.” This enables an interactive, living body of water that will push and pull against objects with varying energy depending on the motion of the ocean.


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Reset won’t have you manning a sea vessel, but its ocean should still have an effect on your character whenever it jumps into the water.


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