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Cogs - earth-shatteringly simple or complex genius?

LewieP's MummyLewieP's Mummy Registered User regular
edited April 2009 in Games and Technology
If you've not tried Cogs yet, you must. In fact, if you've not tried it, what on earth have you been doing for the last 2 days?

It is beautiful, simple, yet complex at the same time. You remember those little slidey flat puzzle games you played when you were little? Well its like that, only much, much better, and in 3D!

There's a free demo on Steam, its made by Lazy 8 studio, and Kyle Gabler says "the menu system is beautiful", he should know, he made World of Goo.

Just buy it, its fab!!!

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  • LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Trailer

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    I have nearly finished all the puzzles, and it is a wonderful game. It is also only £6.99/$9.99/€8.99 on Steam

  • SorensonSorenson Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    [Homer]Ooooooooo...[/Homer]

    That looks positively smashing in a nice steamy Victorian sort of way.

    This makes me wish that the Incredible Machine-type games would get a nice revival Can you imagine all the fun shit you could do with one of those in, say, Source?

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  • DaxonDaxon Registered User
    edited April 2009
    Sorenson wrote: »
    [Homer]Ooooooooo...[/Homer]

    That looks positively smashing in a nice steamy Victorian sort of way.

    This makes me wish that the Incredible Machine-type games would get a nice revival Can you imagine all the fun shit you could do with one of those in, say, Source?

    Oh god yes, I loved the incredible machine.

    Cogs looks quite brilliant, I may just have to try the demo!

  • jothkijothki Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Sorenson wrote: »
    [Homer]Ooooooooo...[/Homer]

    That looks positively smashing in a nice steamy Victorian sort of way.

    This makes me wish that the Incredible Machine-type games would get a nice revival Can you imagine all the fun shit you could do with one of those in, say, Source?

    Crazy Machines 2 is pretty decent. Less charm than The Incredible Machine, but far more physics. Steam has it and its expansion at a combined $30, which is a bit much for an impulse purchase. If you're specifically looking for a more recent TIM clone I'd recommend it, though.

    The really weird thing about the game is that it's so heavily based on physics calculations that you can sometimes alter the behavior of one part of a machine by moving another part in a completely unrelated section, which I would assume changes how your computer's processer handles the rounding errors that appear. I've had catapult launches and broken wall debris scattering affected by that, which is fairly obnoxious.

  • Rhesus PositiveRhesus Positive Damn these electric sex pants! Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    What a beautiful game.

    What's the name of the music in the trailer? I must download it to banish the earworm that has now burrowed into my skull, and "Doopy doopy doopy-doo" isn't working in Google.

    Edit: never mind, found it on Songtapper.com :)

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  • SilkyNumNutsSilkyNumNuts Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    peer gynt-hall of the mountain king, was it?

  • WulfWulf Disciple of Tzeentch The Void... (New Jersey)Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Oh this just tickles my fancy. Oh yes.

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  • anoffdayanoffday To be changed whenever Anoffday gets around to it. Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    It looks fun. Is it out yet or no?

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  • DarmakDarmak Godking of the Snerkywizards Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    LewieP's Mummy, you're the greatest mom ever. :D

    Also, this game looks cool, I used to daydream about stuff like this when I was a child. I should give it a shot, is there a demo?

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  • SpindriftSpindrift Registered User
    edited April 2009
    To answer the question from the topic: it's a fucking slide puzzle.

  • durandal4532durandal4532 Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Spindrift wrote: »
    To answer the question from the topic: it's a fucking slide puzzle.
    Earth-shatteringly Complex Genius.

  • FireWeaselFireWeasel Registered User
    edited April 2009
    Spindrift wrote: »
    To answer the question from the topic: it's a fucking slide puzzle.

    Say it ain't so!

    ...god I hate slide puzzles.

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  • Rhesus PositiveRhesus Positive Damn these electric sex pants! Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    peer gynt-hall of the mountain king, was it?

    Yep.

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  • ZekZek Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    There was supposed to be an Incredible Machine XBLA but I think it was quietly canceled :(

  • ArcSynArcSyn Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    This game is brilliant!

    I, unfortunately, am not.. :(

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  • CarbonFireCarbonFire Infamously Neon-Powered Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    It's very pretty, and kind of ingenious, but ultimately it IS just a complex slide puzzle.

    So I guess that's great...if you're really into slide puzzles :rotate:

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  • TeeManTeeMan BrainSpoon Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Ohhh these tile-sliding games have always been a thorn in the side of my love of puzzle games. Never really been good at them at all.

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