Interested in immediate Alpha Access? Read on! (Purchase links further down.)

Curious? Skeptical? >>> Read reactions from current players! <<<


If you're interested but would like to wait until the lower final price, provide your email and we'll notify you when that happens! (Some time in mid-2017?) (This is different from the newsletter--only one email will ever be sent!) - I've also written lots of words on pricing here.


Know that Cogmind is currently in alpha development, and is therefore not complete, but it is fun!

It could also be called 1.0 if you want to compare its polish and content to other early access games, but why stop now if "great" can become "epic"?
For an in-depth overview of Cogmind, see these three pages: 1, 2, 3. Or the abridged version here on Reddit.
See the Innovations page for how Cogmind is pushing the genre forward.
Subsequent progress will be regularly reported on the forums and via the visual roadmap. (Check out the release history here.)
For an idea of what goes into developing Cogmind, see the latest annual review.
You can also learn more via my interview on Roguelike Radio (a podcast), or my talk at the Roguelike Celebration.

System requirements:

  • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 10 (we have many players using Linux/OSX, but not natively)
  • CPU: Intel Core2 Duo E6300 @ 1.86GHz / AMD Athlon II Dual-Core M320
  • RAM: 500 MB
  • Video Card: N/A
  • Disk Space: 20 MB
  • Minimum resolution: 1272x720 (Tiles), 800x600 (ASCII) (preview how Cogmind will look on your screen of choice here!)

*CPU is the most limiting factor, and while Cogmind will run on much slower machines, actions may not play out as smoothly. With anything from the last 8 years or so you shouldn't notice any slowdown. Required RAM is the likely maximum for the game itself, excluding that required by your operating system and other background programs you use at the same time.

The final game will eventually be available for less, but you'll:

  • Have to wait a while, likely mid-2017.
  • Miss out on the benefits of Alpha Access described below!


Play immediately, and join us on the forums to discuss the game and its future. Get release updates throughout alpha.

Get a Steam Key if and when Cogmind comes to Steam.

Everyone who joins the Alpha Access program at the Prime Tier and above gets additional perks:

  • Listed in game as an early supporter. You can use your real name or a name of your choosing (or opt out of being listed).
  • An optional Grid Sage Forums badge reflecting their tier:
    Grid Sage Forums Alpha Supporter Badges

(Due to strong demand, the in-game item attribution reward and Advanced Tier are no longer available.)


Final prices may vary by region due to taxes, choosing an option will show the actual price before you buy! (As of November 15th, 2016, Cogmind's price temporarily includes VAT in EU countries. However, other customers outside the U.S. may be subject to VAT imposed by your local government--the extra cost goes to your government, not Grid Sage Games!)

Buy Cogmind Alpha Access, Alpha Tier

$24.99 Alpha Tier (new as of May 19, 2016):

  • One (1) copy of game with immediate access, including all future updates
  • Steam key1

Buy Cogmind Alpha Access, Prime Tier

$30 Prime Tier:

  • One (1) copy of game with immediate access, including all future updates
  • In-game random gallery item attribution (claim limit reached--700)
  • Name on in-game supporters list
  • Grid Sage Forums badge
  • Steam key1

You can also find two friends and share the Improved Tier to get the game for $20 each! (<--This is a likely final release price, anyway.)

Buy Cogmind Alpha Access, Improved Tier

$60 Improved Tier:

  • Three (3) copies of game with immediate access, including all future updates
  • Two (2) in-game random gallery item attributions (claim limit reached--700)
  • Name on in-game supporters list2
  • Grid Sage Forums badge+3
  • Three (3) Steam keys1

Buy Cogmind Alpha Access, Advanced Tier

$90 Advanced Tier (sold out):

  • Four (4) copies of game with immediate access, including all future updates
  • Three (3) in-game random gallery item attributions
  • Name on in-game supporters list2
  • Grid Sage Forums badge++3
  • Four (4) Steam keys1
  • Free Bonus! One (1) Cogmind T-shirt

Note it is not currently convenient (nor recommended) to buy multiple tiers or more than one copy of a single tier. Instead, if you are interested in purchasing even more copies than Improved Tier offers, first buy a single Improved Tier, then contact to arrange a special purchase of additional gift copies @ $20 each. Gift copies do each come with a Steam Key if/when available, but no other supporter benefits.

Privacy Notice: The address and phone number requested for the payment process are purely for automated fraud detection purposes on credit card transactions. If you are using PayPal then you can simply enter xxx's (or whatever) for those fields!


1Steam keys cannot be issued until Cogmind is on Steam, which will not be until the game is closer to completion, or possibly even after completion, in 2017. When the time comes, Steam keys go out directly to the owners of each copy of Cogmind (i.e. Improved/Advanced purchasers are not responsible for handing them off to those they gave links to!).

2 Regardless of tier, only one name per person/package will appear in the supporters list (decided by the purchaser). The list will be alphabetized and subdivided by tier. If you are an awesome supporter and can't help but buy multiple packages, your name will appear in multiple sections, or in a single section with a multiplier depending on whether or not you purchase the same package multiple times.

3 Regardless of tier, only one person per package will receive the optional forum badge (decided by the purchaser).