Cogs is an innovative puzzle game where players build an incredible variety of machines from sliding tiles. Immersed in a steampunk world with stunning visual design, Cogs is pure eye candy. Players can choose from 50 levels and 3 gameplay modes. New puzzles are unlocked by building contraptions quickly and efficiently.

  • Inventor Mode: Starting with simple puzzles, players are introduced to the widgets that are used to build machines — gears, pipes, balloons, chimes, hammers, wheels, props, and more.
  • Time Challenge Mode: If you finish a puzzle in Inventor Mode, it will be unlocked here. This time, it will take fewer moves to reach a solution, but you only have 30 seconds to find it.
  • Move Challenge Mode: Take your time and plan ahead. Every click counts when you only get ten moves to find a solution.

PC System Requirements: OS: Microsoft Windows XP or Vista
Processor: 1.5 GHz CPU or better
Memory: 512 MB RAM
Graphics: DirectX 9 compatible 64 MB graphics card with hardware transform and lighting (T&L)
DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c or later
Hard Drive: 120 MB Free Space
Sound: DirectX compatible sound card

Mac System Requirements:
OS: OS X version Snow Leopard 10.5.8, or later.
Processor: Intel-based processor
Memory: 1 GB RAM
Hard Disk Space: 320 MB
Video Card: hardware support for OpenGL 2.0 or higher (Does not work with Intel GMA 950 or lower graphics processors)

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3 comments by jeffr on Jul 30th, 2011

David has created another design tour analyzing the classic indie title Cogs. In his design tours, David points out game design details that make different games stand out. Cogs is an innovative, steampunk, sliding puzzle game which is in the Humble Indie Bundle 3.

Be sure to watch it in HD!

I've definitely passed through a solid phase of addiction to Cogs, but I've never really thought about the underlying principles that make the game so fun.

Be on the look out for another design tour soon!

Don't forget to pick up your copy of the Humble Indie Bundle #3 if you have not already.

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Cogs is an innovative new puzzle game where players build an incredible variety of machines from sliding tiles. Immersed in a steampunk world with stunning...

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user870 Mar 19 2012 says:

Any chance of Desura keys from the latest Humble Bundle?

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spayder26 Dec 23 2011 says:

It's 75% off on Steam until January 2nd but full priced here, I don't understand why do you exclude Desura users (I won't buy on Steam as they don't support linux).

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RobbieNor Dec 23 2011 says:

An Awesome Game! :)
Is there any chance of there being Desura keys for HiB4 buyers please (like myself, who missed HiB3 :( )?

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manant Jul 30 2011 buried:


thumbs up\give karma if house hold hacker sent you? :D

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SiPlus Aug 6 2011 replied:

I gave you karma. Negative karma.

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LORDDEREX Dec 22 2009 says:

Have now bought it, cogs.
Awesome! Even if it will take a long time to get gold on every lvl. That's just good that its a challange :)

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neronix17 Sep 16 2009 buried:


arent indie games supposed to be free?

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Crawlinson Sep 9 2011 replied:

Look around you.. do you know where you are?
If anything it should be the non-indie games that are free.

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hermesdavidms Aug 5 2010 replied:

its perfectly valid to ask money for the hard work of indie developers, people think indie means free, but not because you are not a big company mean you do not deserve any money.

so small grocery stores cant sell goods, because walmart does? hahahaha

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dk3c46 Oct 26 2009 replied:

lol... not all indie games are free, a lot of very awesome indie games you have to pay for.

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A fun puzzle game.

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