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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Cogs Design Tour

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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.

Humble Indie Bundle 3

Humble Indie Bundle 3

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Introducing Humble Indie Bundle 3! Get 5 classic indie games: Crayon Physics Deluxe, Cogs, Hammerfight, VVVVVV and And Yet It Moves for whatever price...

Cogs out on Desura!

Cogs out on Desura!

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Build an incredible variety of machines from sliding tiles. Immersed in a steampunk world with stunning visual design.

Half a Million Seconds with Rob Jagnow from Lazy 8 Studios

Half a Million Seconds with Rob Jagnow from Lazy 8 Studios

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What do Lazy 8 Studios of San Francisco, CA and Dejobaan Games of Watertown, MA have in common? Both studios are Independent Game Festival (IGF) Finalists...

2010 Independent Games Festival Finalists

2010 Independent Games Festival Finalists

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The Independent Games Festival (IGF) has announced the Main Competition finalists for the twelfth annual presentation of its prestigious awards, celebrating...

Cogs Windows Demo

Cogs Windows Demo

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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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cockroachbastard
cockroachbastard

Xbox is terrible.I rather that is for PC,PS2,PS3 and maybe an GBA or GBM version will be nice.There are milions of gameboy advance and micro.Is this game freeware or else?

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Xaivior13
Xaivior13

Xbox Live Arcade is a thriving place for modern indie games. Games like Limbo and Bastion can make their debut there, report back the interest of the casual/harcore Xbox gamer, and debut on Desura or Steam later.

As for GBA (and GameBoy Micro is the same thing... just smaller), that kinda died out... 6 years ago... (A DSiWare game'd be nice).

So yeah. (Also, Sony - not the place for indie developers... and this game is a real pay-to-play game...)

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Xaivior13
Xaivior13

<Accidental double post>

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Alfrodos
Alfrodos

Great Game!! Beautiful music!

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Robots!
Robots!

i love steampunk artstyle!

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Sanyika
Sanyika

Wow can't wait for release ;)

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Dremth
Dremth

wow this looks really cool!

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HANDofKANE
HANDofKANE

Will this be on XBox Arcade/Live?

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BMauro Creator
BMauro

Currently we just have a PC build but we've had a lot of interest in ports to pretty much everything out there. Probably we will be doing a mac/iphone port first, and xbla is a definite possibility later on down the road.

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INtense! Staff
INtense!

like the art direction you have, and must say the puzzle games at GDC really interested me Dyson, Osmosis etc.

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A fun puzzle game.

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