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Description

Cogs is a 3D puzzle game, where the player rotates a mechanism to solve sliding-tiles puzzles on each of its faces. The object can be turned around by holding down the right button and moving the mouse. The player manipulates the tiles directly by moving them with the left button. The objective for most levels is to unscramble and connect a series of gears or pipes to activate a trigger of some sort. For example, a series of gears of an early puzzle provide motion to turn a final one that hits a bell, or an assembled pipeline goes from the gas pipe to inflate a balloon at the other end of the puzzle.

The game has three modes. In the inventor mode each puzzle shows a different aspect of the game, gradually introducing the player to all gameplay characteristics. Every level completed in inventor mode is unlocked in the next mode. Challenge mode has two variations: in time challenge mode, the goal is to complete each puzzle as fast as possible. The puzzles need fewer moves to be solved, but have to be completed in 30 seconds or less. In move challenge mode, puzzles have to solved in ten moves or less.

The iOS version is free and comes with ten puzzles and the three gameplay modes. Further puzzle packs are purchased in-game, with at least four additional puzzle packs with 40 new puzzles in total. The Android version is not free, but contains 50 puzzles from the start.

Screenshots

Cogs Windows Bell puzzle complete
Cogs Windows A true 3D puzzle
Cogs Windows Main menu
Cogs Windows First puzzle

Promo Images

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Alternate Titles

  • "Cogs HD" -- iPad title

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Critic Reviews

Impulse Gamer Jun, 2009 8.7 out of 10 87
NZGamer May 18, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
Gameplayer May 14, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
Middle East Gamers (MEgamers) May 18, 2009 8.2 out of 10 82
Cheat Code Central Apr, 2009 3.8 out of 5 76
Jeuxvideo.com Jul 20, 2011 15 out of 20 75
Gamers' Temple, The 2009 74 out of 100 74
IGN Apr 27, 2009 7.3 out of 10 73
DarkZero Jul 30, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Boomtown May 20, 2009 6 out of 10 60

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Trivia

1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die

Cogs is mentioned in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by Tony Mott

Awards

  • Indie Game Challenge
    • 2010 - Achievement in Art Direction
    • 2010 - Achievement in Gameplay
    • 2010 - Grand Prize (Professional)

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Macs Black (80165) added Cogs (Windows) on Apr 21, 2009
Other platforms contributed by Sciere (488674), Iggi (13011) and Macs Black (80165)