A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

The Reset is a short visual novel set in a world in which the biggest fear of scientists has become a reality. Do you know what it is?

This game has been developed with the goal of learning while having fun. We hope you enjoy it.


Machines are sentient, and full interfaces with humans have been developed. One day, you reset your supporting systems, and lose your persona during the process - a consequence of the reset your AI assistant Bios had warned you about. Why didn't you listen to her? Did you have such a powerful reason to reset your systems? Memory loss, however, is not your only concern. You are alone. There is no one in the facility you find yourself in, nor anywhere else. What's going on?

You explore the world looking for answers.

Installation & Instructions

Windows: extract all the contents of the .zip file into a folder. Go to the folder, and run the file called theReset.exe

Linux: extract all the contents of the .zip file into a folder. Open a terminal, go to the folder, and execute the following command: ./theReset.sh

Mac: extract all the contents of the .zip file into a folder, then run the application. Note: we couldn't test this version of the game because lacked a Mac system for testing, so let us know if you encounter any problems. Thanks!

Instructions: use the Space bar or left mouse button to advance the dialogue, ESC or the right mouse button to open the menu.

Content warnings

The game is recommended for ages 16 and up. There are some mentions to killing or violence, but no visual depictions.


Story & Writing: niko.m.o
Editing: Circe Lowan
Character Art: Lemony Lulu
UI & Programming: niko.m.o
Testing: Friderman & Matias Llizana
Music: Audionautix, Kevin Macleod, Silent Partner, Topher Mohr & Alex Elena - licensed under a Creative Commons Atribution license (see game credits for full details)
Engine: Ren'Py

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rated 4.0 out of 5 stars
(1 total ratings)
GenreVisual Novel
Made withRen'Py
TagsDystopian, Ren'Py, Sci-fi
Average sessionA few hours
InputsKeyboard, Mouse, Touchscreen


theReset-1.1-win.zip 65 MB
theReset-1.1-linux.tar.bz2 69 MB
theReset-1.1-mac.zip 64 MB


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I don't agree with the date given at the end of the story (or rather the scientists who propose it) but I agree with the facts. It will happen. Thanks for sharing ;-)

You're welcome!

The game is entertaining, but as for this ever happening, I don't think it will. We got it wrong, again.