Experience sci-fi tactical combat and exploration in a procedural world that combines traditional roguelikes with an immersive modern interface like no other. Build yourself from components found or salvaged from other robots. Attach power sources, propulsion units, utilities, and weapons to become a slow tank bristling with weapons, or a fast-moving flier zipping past enemies before they even have time to react, or a stealthy sword-wielding assassin/hacker, or whatever else you can come up with from the salvage you find. The situation can quickly change as you lose components and rebuild yourself from enemy remains. You are the Cogmind. Discover what that means as you explore a living, breathing world ruled by robots.
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Build and modify a unique robot from parts found, or enemies defeated
Dynamic character development without XP/grinding
Procedurally generated world combined with hand-crafted content
ASCII evolved: Most advanced terminal interface ever
Thousands of particle effects and SFX
Fully destructible environment
See the Innovations page for how Cogmind is pushing the genre forward.
At this phase the focus of work on Cogmind strongly emphasizes development over marketing, so there hasn't yet been any media outreach efforts. But over several years of development, Cogmind has gradually attracted greater media attentention, and a lot of fans :D
"Cogmind is an impressive merging of old and new school game design."
Rock, Paper, Shotgun
"Cogmind swaps the traditional fantasy setting of most turn-based adventurers in favour of science-fiction, and finds plenty of interesting features in the mix."
Graham Smith, RPS
"Cogmind is a wonderful thing, carefully and intelligently constructed, and with a gorgeous ASCII aesthetic."
Adam Smith, RPS
Destructoid Top Indie Games - Jan 2016
Rock, Paper, Shotgun Best PC Games - Jan 2015 & Jan 2016
IndieDB player-ranked Top 100 - Dec 2014 & Dec 2015 & Dec 2016
Read quotes from current players here. Thanks to everyone for your support!