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

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


If you're interested but insist on buying from Steam, provide your email and we'll notify you when that happens! (Some time in mid-2017, as Cogmind already made it through Greenlight) This is different from the newsletter--only one email will ever be sent!


Know that Cogmind is currently in beta development, and is therefore not finalized, but is already a very complete experience, and fun!

It could be called 1.0 at this point 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.
Progress is 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 without issue, 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: 25 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.


Play immediately, and join us on the forums, Reddit, Discord, etc. to discuss the game and its future. Get release updates throughout beta.

Get a Steam Key when Cogmind comes to Steam.

Due to strong demand, the in-game item attribution reward and Advanced Tier are no longer available.
Other 2015-2016 perk tiers have also been permanently removed as we're no longer alpha!


Final prices may vary by region due to taxes, choosing an option will show the actual price before you buy! (Listed prices do include 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 Beta Access, Beta Tier

$19.88 Beta Tier

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

Buy Cogmind Beta Access, Improved Tier

$45 Improved Tier (find two friends and share this tier to get Cogmind for $15 each!):

  • Three (3) copies of game with immediate access, including all future updates
  • Two (2) in-game random gallery item attributions (claim limit reached--850)
  • 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

To learn why Cogmind is not very cheap, I've written lots of words on pricing here.


1 Steam keys cannot be issued until Cogmind is on Steam, which will not be until around mid-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).