Cogs

Developer: Lazy 8 Studios

Current Version: 1.1.0

Last Updated: 2 years ago

Download Size: 114.7 MB - Download

Description:

In this award-winning puzzle game, you'll build beautiful mechanical contraptions from sliding tiles. Players can choose from 50+ levels and 3 gameplay modes. New puzzles are unlocked by building contraptions quickly and efficiently.

Awards

- 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.

Description

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

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Release Notes:

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

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Most Helpful Reviews

5/5
Version 1.0.1
Review by rar745

A beautiful and cool Steampunk-themed sliding-block puzzle game - REVIEW: I love this on the iPad and the iPhone, and I love it on Mac OS X. It is easy to get the hang of, challenging to solve, and always fun to show others, with entertaining menu transitions and delightful music and sound effects. Many of these 50 sliding-block puzzles must be rotated to see the sides or the back in order to solve them, and solving the easier ones unlocks the harder ones. OPTIONS: Keyboard shortcuts include command-Q (quits the app), command-M (minimizes the app), and command-F (turns fullscreen off and on). There is a simple how-to-play section, and there are 4 ways to optimize the app for your computer: sound, screen, graphics, and language. (1) There are sliders for the effects volume and the music volume. (2) Fullscreen can be turned off or on, and the resolution can be set by choosing between the common screen widths of 800, 1024, or 1280. (3) Shadows, post filters, and frame sync can be turned off or on, and the anti-aliasing speed can be set at either 2x, 4x or off. (4) The language can be set to either Dutch, English, German, French, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, Polish, or Italian. SURPRISE OPTION: Interestingly, there is a 10th language available called "LOLspeak" which turns all menu language and puzzle descriptions into a peculiarly enjoyable mess of abbreviated and garbled English. This option isn't found in the iOS versions of this app, and that's too bad, because it's pure silliness and harmless fun. WARNING: There are a few quirks with fullscreen mode. When I have fullscreen on, if I want to minimize the app or just switch to another app, I have to first turn fullscreen off with command-F. Plus, the app will crash if, while fullscreen is on, I press command-M (trying in vain to minimize the app) and then press command-F (to turn off fullscreen). Thankfully, I can still quit the app with command-Q. WISH: I wish I could rotate objects with a two-finger tap-and-drag (the Apple system-wide scrolling motion) instead of having to click the trackpad with two fingers and drag while holding down the clicked trackpad. My trackpad is configured in System Preferences not to ever click - using a two-finger tap as a secondary click and a one-finger tap as a primary click. Having to actually click the trackpad at all is loud (I volunteer in a library), and quite physically difficult (I have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome). In the meantime, I'll just have to use two hands, one for the Shift key and the other to rotate the puzzle with a one-finger tap-and-drag; I certainly appreciate the developer giving us that option.

Found helpful by 17 out of 17 people
1/5
Version 1.0
Review by dino(n)

COGS and opengl - It would be nice of you guys to specify that some systems running 10.6.6 will not be able to run this game due to opengl extensions being unsupported. I would really like my money back because your half-off introduction turned into a 100% loss on my part!!!!

Found helpful by 36 out of 44 people