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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Introducing Cogs, our indie game being released on Steam on the 14th. Did we mention it's moddable?

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This is probably a bad day to be posting actual news, so let me assure you now I'm aware of the date and all the following is in fact true.

I had the good fortune of meeting ModDB's stenchy at GDC last week, who urged me to put up a profile for our game on the site, at which I had a moment of stupid. "Well, our game's not a mod..." I said, and then instantly caught myself. "Oh duh, of course we should be on ModDB, we're moddable!"

So allow me to introduce our game. Cogs is a puzzler, casual you might say, all 3D and being released on Steam in a frighteningly short two weeks. Probably the best way to describe it is to point you to our videos, so have a look at our youtube channel if you like.

As mentioned we're including full support for building your own puzzles and expansion packs (we just ask that you check with us before you go selling them). Puzzles are just a text file, the format of which a keen modder can likely figure out after a quick scan of an example but we'll be posting tutorials once the game is out to make sure anyone interested can follow along. You have full access to all our assets and you can add your own obj's or dds's with a few simple lines of code. We've even got an in-game material editor for enhanced tweak-ability. Once you're done simply drop a file labeled ExpansionPack___.txt in the root data directory and your custom levels will be appended to the in-game selection screen. You can even have multiple packs installed simultaneously.

We'll be sure to post more updates as we near release, but for now feel free to post any questions and I'll answer them as best I can. Cheers!

--Brendan Mauro
Lead Artist

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stenchy
stenchy

This game rocks! I got hooked playing a preview copy until I couldn't keep my eyes open anymore.

*edit* I didn't even know it was mod-able haha. Indie are welcome on our site even if they aren't :D

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Ennui
Ennui

Wow, this looks really cool. It's good that Moddb is attracting more indie developers as well as modders, since they're two sides of the same coin for the most part.

I love Incredible Machine type games, and I'll definitely be picking this up on Steam in a couple weeks. How much will it cost?

Your release date is my 20th birthday, I'll pick it up as a present for myself :D

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BMauro Author
BMauro

$9.99 USD (7.99 EU) and there will be a free demo

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Tex1090
Tex1090

Looks interesting, and something I should buy :D I'll be picking it up as well.

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bomblol
bomblol

This looks awesome, and 9.99 is a great price (polished indie titles usually go for 20 or so on steam, as far as i see). also nice that you actually got the euro pricing right. cool theme and cool looking gameplay

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awesomepossum
awesomepossum

Looks pretty good

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moci
moci

Congratulations, the game looks really solid. And also good with the graphics!

Looks like an easy moddable game. Will this game also be available in the game stores? It's something my girlfriend loves to play, but she does not work with steam...?

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PhyOS
PhyOS

Well, if it will not be in stores you could show her Steam.

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RogerRamjet
RogerRamjet

Excellent work. Have to agree with the above comments, the game looks interesting, very affordable, unique gameplay and the air of obsessive compulsive disorder written all over it... ;) great work... good to see indie titles with such quality and appeal...

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