Cogs Lite

Developer: Lazy 8 Studios

Current Version: 1.1.0

Last Updated: 3 years ago

Download Size: 115.1 MB - Download


Try out this award-winning puzzle game, you'll build beautiful mechanical contraptions from sliding tiles. Players can try their hand at 8 puzzles in this Lite version then upgrade and choose from 50+ levels and 3 gameplay modes in the full version. New puzzles are unlocked by building contraptions quickly and efficiently.


- Cogs won the grand prize in the professional category at the 2010 Indie Game Challenge.
- Cogs was also a finalist at IndieCade 2009 and the 2010 Independent Games Festival.


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.


Does not work with the Intel GMA 950 or older graphics card.


Release Notes:

Fixed graphics issue on OSX Yosemite. Enabled retina display in windowed mode. Enabled two-finger rotation on trackpads.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.0.1
Review by What.!

Nice game - very nice game

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
Version 1.0.1
Review by CLukeW

bad/incomplete download? maybe a virus? - game starts but everything is dark with a few strange purple/green shadows while the music plays. i can click around blindly and eventually something stumble onto a button that takes me to another screen of black with different purple/green shadows. have to force quit to get out of the game. it seems like there's something missing from the download. other reviewers don't seem to have that issue - maybe they've just uploaded an updated version that's buggy? There is a mention at the bottom of the app description saying "Cogs requires hardware support for OpenGL 2.0 or higher" but there's no link to find this requirement, or even test if I have it. Looks like I don't - and I guess that means I'm out of luck. Went to the Cogs Lite Support link, it didn't mention anything about my problem, but it did say some downloads of the game had been infected with a virus called GLaDOS. Maybe that's the problem...I don't know. btw, I'm running 10.6.7 on a Mac Mini - not trying to run this on an outdated machine or OS. Oh well, you get what you pay for. Hopefully, I didn't just get a virus. Definitely didn't pay for that.

Found helpful by 6 out of 11 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.1.0
Review by plmLutheran

Cogs crashes on opening. [Mac OS 10.11.4] - I just got Cogs Lite 1.1.0 a couple weeks ago and was quite pleased with graphics and puzzle challenges. Since I updated El Capitan to 10.11.4, Cogs crashes after a black screen before it even opens. I hope the developer can update this app soon. It was fun! A fixed app will earn 5 stars from me!

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
Version 1.1.0
Review by xint

Fun game, beautiful graphics - Note: v1.1.0 works great on Yosemite. If you haven’t tried it recently, try it again. Enjoyable little game. Just updating this review to note that it works.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people