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.

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Wolfire's David has created another design tour analyzing the classic indie title Cogs: one of the games currently in Humble Indie Bundle #3.

Posted 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.

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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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.sverek
.sverek Jul 30 2011, 3:19am says:

Great game, finished it within a week after release on steam. Was quite fun.

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Metalspy
Metalspy Jul 30 2011, 9:52am says: Online

"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."

A game developer that doesn't think about the things that make a game fun? I thought that came with being a game developer :P I know that I think about the things that make a game fun (or boring) every time I play a game.

I'll try this game soon, I've already downloaded all the HIB3 games but I have yet to play them.

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medve
medve Jul 31 2011, 8:39am says:

we need more of these tours

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