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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.
The final game will eventually be available for less, but you'll:
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:
(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!)
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.)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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).