Stencyl Jam #19: Rupert Reset

“Rupert Reset” by havana24.

“[A] puzzle platformer game where you can control and reset objects in the stage just by pressing the big reset button in the level.”

To reset, or in other words to bring a level back to its default state, is often a necessary nightmare for the fans of puzzle games. It feels so unsatisfying when you thought that you were that close to discover the solution for a riddle, only to recognize that everything you did before was wrong. However, in the puzzle platformer “Rupert Reset”, the resetting mechanic is an essential part of solving a level.

By jumping on the big red button, often placed in the center of the eight levels, you can reset certain objects, enemies and even your character – although you are not free to choose what you exactly are able to reset. Whenever you spot white outlines on the walls, you can be certain that one jump on the reset button will bring it back to the shown position. You might ask now “Okay, but why is that something interesting?” Well, the creator of “Rupert Reset” focused the whole puzzle design on this mechanic.

Just imagine for now a level with two closed doors and only one key. Regardless which door of the both you open, the key afterwards is gone. Or it would be, if you could not reset the glorious item! But I will not spoil you the puzzles any longer, as you will have to figure out the rest for yourself. Have fun! >>PLAY