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In this point & click adventure, take on the role of FBI agent Erica Reed, with an uncanny talent to see the past and piece together how a crime unfolded. But not even this sixth sense could save her younger brother, Scott, from a brutal serial killer. Three years later, the investigation into Scott’s murder has gone cold -- but Erica’s work has only just begun. But now a new serial killer is loose in Boston -- one who seems to be leaving deliberate clues that only Erica, with her unique post-cognitive abilities, can uncover. Is she finally on her way to solving Scott’s murder? Or, blinded by vengeance, is she falling into a trap that could cost Erica her life?

Developed by Phoenix Online Studios (the team who made the King’s Quest spin-off The Silver Lining), with contributions from veteran game designer Jane Jensen (Gabriel Knight, Gray Matter) and comic book artist Romano Molenaar (Batman, X-Men, The Darkness), Cognition is a thrilling adventure that grips you and won’t let go.

Episode 3 Launch Party


Episode 3 Launch Party

On Thursday May 16th, Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller continues in Episode 3: The Oracle! In this episode, you won’t just be playing as Erica, but also as the killer who’s been playing games with...

May 10, 2013 News
Cognition Episodes 1 and 2 On Sale In April!


Cognition Episodes 1 and 2 On Sale In April!

Get 25% off Episodes 1 and 2 on Desura for all of April!

Apr 7, 2013 News
Vote for Cognition on Steam Greenlight!


Vote for Cognition on Steam Greenlight!

April 17th is the next Greenlight date--vote up Cognition to see it on Steam!

Apr 5, 2013 News
The Debut Bundle


The Debut Bundle

New game debuts: all new McDROID & 6180 The Moon, new versions Cloudphobia & Wimp: Who Stole My Pants? plus Cognition Ep 1 & Master of Alchemy.

Mar 9, 2013 News
Cognition Episode 1 now Available on the iTunes store


Cognition Episode 1 now Available on the iTunes store

One of our most popular requests has always been for an iPad version, well, we're pleased to announce that the iPad version is now on the itunes store! On sale for just $3.99 for a limited time.

Feb 28, 2013 News
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cpholmes9 Sep 20 2013, 11:21am said: Online

Do you know if we will be getting Steam keys for the Indie Gala Weekly sale that Part 1 and Part 2 were in? I do have Part 1 and 2 on Desura now, but they are not listed as steam keys on Indie Gala page or here on Desura. Thanks for the great game and congratulations on being Greenlit!

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quillyquillquill Oct 5 2013, 3:11pm replied:

This is late but there are probably other people that may have a question about this, so if you redeem the keys Steam will give you a discount to get the whole season, I was wondering too and found the solution so thought I'd share it here too.

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commodore256 Sep 16 2013, 6:06pm said:

Do you think you can re-build for Linux?

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joeadamhill Sep 13 2013, 8:27am said:

Great game!

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mike801012 Sep 4 2013, 3:47am said:

Its in Groupees bundle for $1, soon they'll unlock Cognition 2 too.

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Proteus123 Jun 14 2013, 4:38pm said:

A question about this excellent game: I run it on a win7 64 bit system with first gen i7 cpu and a GTX660 gfx card. The system has 12 GB ram. Now, more or less every time I run the game it crashes on me a while in. The place is random but at the moment it happens att the first case after the introduction. In the room while I talk to all the people. Is this anything known to happen? I've tried to run the game in compatability mode (win XP sp3) but it does not help. Please advise...

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s_d May 13 2013, 3:39pm said:

I'd just like to add another polite request for a Linux version! I hope that some of the Linux sales will help with licensing of Unity3D version 4 (which, supposedly, has other very nice features for developers, as well). There just aren't enough graphic adventure games, but I'm happy to see this changing!

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MiniDude Mar 15 2013, 1:38pm said:

Dewd this game is so awesome, i am going to buy Cognition 2 as soon as i have da monay! :P Loved it, class Voice acting and story telling. Some lag here and there but thats nothing to worry about. You guys should get this :)

Checkout the PlayDB Video, if you are interested in this game

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POStudios Apr 7 2013, 7:25pm replied:

Thanks MiniDude! :D

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POStudios Mar 12 2013, 10:25am replied:

Hi MIK0,

Email support@postudios.com with your receipt or invoice #, and we'll send a key your way :)


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