From Phoenix Online Studios, the acclaimed developer behind The Silver Lining, Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller is a four part episodic game, engrossing narrative with truly evocative atmosphere. This chilling point-and-click adventure is a thought-provoking mystery following Erica Reed, a Boston-based FBI agent, haunted by the unsolved case of a serial killer who took her brother’s life. Taking a turn for the strange, Erica investigates her mystery with the help of her post-cognition abilities – seeing an object’s past with a touch. What unravels is a much greater, much more complex and enigmatic thriller, as it becomes clear that someone knows Erica’s secrets.

  • Engrossing, Episodic Narrative – As a fully narrative-driven game, Erica’s story is rife with intrigue and suspense over four episodes of thrilling mystery. Supported by voiced narration, this story is truly engaging.
  • Fully-Realized Characters – A very talented cast of voice actors rounds out the diverse characters with complex motivations. Each new character makes the game that much more dynamic.
  • Mind-Bending Challenges – This game is easy to pick up and play, but it certainly doesn’t skimp out on the challenging aspects of puzzling. Uncovering clues and putting pieces together make for a trial of one’s intuition and savvy.
  • Stunning Art – The breathtaking, hand-drawn art evokes the mood of the narrative. Intrinsic to the atmosphere of the game, dark hues paint gruesome scenes vividly.
  • All-Star Dev Team – Developed by a true indie “dream team,” the lineup includes comics artist Romano Molenaar and renowned designer Jane Jensen (Gabriel Knight, Gray Matter) lending her expertise to the story.
  • Your Choices Matter – Each episode features branching paths, different ways to be complete and solve key puzzles, ensuring different paths for Erica to take to solve the mystery.
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On Thursday May 16th, Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller continues in Episode 3: The Oracle! In this episode, you won’t just be playing as Erica, but also as the killer who’s been playing games with her. Meaning we’ll finally know the answer to one big question: Who is the killer?

Plus! Join us on May 16th at 11 AM PST/2 PM EST for a launch day livestream! We’ll be on Google Hangout, taking your questions, talking about Episode 3, and doing some exclusive giveaways at our YouTube channel. Just go to to Youtube.com and hangout with us!

Cognition Episodes 1 and 2 On Sale In April!

Cognition Episodes 1 and 2 On Sale In April!

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Get 25% off Episodes 1 and 2 on Desura for all of April!

Vote for Cognition on Steam Greenlight!

Vote for Cognition on Steam Greenlight!

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April 17th is the next Greenlight date--vote up Cognition to see it on Steam!

The Debut Bundle

The Debut Bundle

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New game debuts: all new McDROID & 6180 The Moon, new versions Cloudphobia & Wimp: Who Stole My Pants? plus Cognition Ep 1 & Master of Alchemy.

Cognition Episode 1 now Available on the iTunes store

Cognition Episode 1 now Available on the iTunes store

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One of our most popular requests has always been for an iPad version, well, we're pleased to announce that the iPad version is now on the itunes store...

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Akien
Akien

Is a Linux port considered? That would be an incentive :)

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POStudios Creator
POStudios

Yes, we want to port the game to Linux. One of the biggest reasons we haven't yet is that Linux support was only recently added with Unity 4, but we're still working in Unity 3. Once we upgrade to the new version, making that port will become *much* easier. That upgrade will happen at some point, it's just a question of when.

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Player_Review
Player_Review

Bought during IGS feature... will there be Desura keys for us?

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E25mad25
E25mad25

Love point and click :D is this for sale?

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POStudios Creator
POStudios

Yes, it is, you can buy either Episode 1 or the full season pass on our website.

Shop.cognitiongame.com

Moreover, if the game gets greenlit we'll offer everyone who bought the game through our website a STEAM key

You can vote for our greenlight here:

Steamcommunity.com

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wolfcub210
wolfcub210

If I bought that season pass, I can get Desura keys and (highly possible) Steam keys, right?

I want to buy upgrade Season pass. Because, I already have EP1 from IndieGameStand.
So, can you provide Desura key for IGS customers, too?

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POStudios Creator
POStudios

Also, if you already purchased the Episode 1, you'll want to check out the "Season Upgrade" bundle, which contains just Episodes 2-4. That one's intended for people who Ep 1 as a standalone.

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ArchmageRashak
ArchmageRashak

If I buy that full season pass, will I get Desura keys for those episodes? Or do I get just the Steam keys?

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POStudios Creator
POStudios

We can probably give you either one. Steam is once we come out in greenlight, of course.

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ArchmageRashak
ArchmageRashak

That's great! It's good to be able to choose which one I want.

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