music-boxCogs is a game that takes unique spin on the Pipe Mania formula for the PC currently available via Steam and Direct2Drive. In the game, players move around pipes and gears to transfer either rotational or steam power from one side of the game board to the other. The twist is, instead of simple 2D game fields, Cogs has you solving puzzles on a 3D cube.

Forum member Owl emailed the developers asking about a potential iPhone port of the game, and sure enough, it's already in the works, but may be a while before the game gets to market. Check out this trailer for the PC version of the game to get an idea of what could be coming. Make sure you watch at least to the 35 second mark or so, as that's when the video gets really cool.

Nothing in the trailer looks like it would be a problem for the iPhone. Some of the fancy lighting might need to get cut, but overall the core gameplay elements should work fine. Pieces could be controlled using single finger movements on screen, and the view controls could easily be done with two finger gestures. Cogs has a free demo available for the PC on their web site, so in the meantime you could either check that out or come participate in the thread on our forums. While Cogs currently has no release date, it's at least nice knowing that it's coming.

  • http://dclivetracks.com TonyRockyHorror

    This looks fanf***ingtastic! I will definitely be holding out for the iPhone version! Geared is already one of my fave iPhone games. :)

  • http://dclivetracks.com TonyRockyHorror

    This looks fanf***ingtastic! I will definitely be holding out for the iPhone version! Geared is already one of my fave iPhone games. :)

  • Owl

    :O First time I've ever been mentioned on the front page. I feel special o.o

    The guy I emailed was pretty nice. He said he'll give me news about the game when he can.

  • Owl

    :O First time I've ever been mentioned on the front page. I feel special o.o

    The guy I emailed was pretty nice. He said he'll give me news about the game when he can.

  • SalsaMD

    Well, the fancy lighting could be left in for the 3GS (hopefully...pleeeease!)

    • Don Loomis

      I agree completely! I can't remember what game it was that was reviewed on here ... but they made it for the 3GS and it looks just as graphics intensive as this. I can't WAIT! Between this, Enigmo, EDGE, and Blocks2 (SOON TO BE LUMINES! :D!!!!!), I have my puzzle desire fulfilled!

  • SalsaMD

    Well, the fancy lighting could be left in for the 3GS (hopefully...pleeeease!)

    • Don Loomis

      I agree completely! I can't remember what game it was that was reviewed on here ... but they made it for the 3GS and it looks just as graphics intensive as this. I can't WAIT! Between this, Enigmo, EDGE, and Blocks2 (SOON TO BE LUMINES! :D!!!!!), I have my puzzle desire fulfilled!

  • http://www.buzzabit.com/aaron Aaron Sullivan

    This looks great, but I think it will be PLENTY challenging to bring this to the iPhone, lighting effects or no. Plenty of polygons in those cogs, plenty of geometry overall. A big part of the charm comes from the intricate details and the palpable feel of the contraptions, so the look and feel is important. Can't wait to see what they come up with, but it won't be an easy job, in my estimation.

    @Don Loomis
    But, but... what about my game? :oP

  • http://www.buzzabit.com/aaron Aaron Sullivan

    This looks great, but I think it will be PLENTY challenging to bring this to the iPhone, lighting effects or no. Plenty of polygons in those cogs, plenty of geometry overall. A big part of the charm comes from the intricate details and the palpable feel of the contraptions, so the look and feel is important. Can't wait to see what they come up with, but it won't be an easy job, in my estimation.

    @Don Loomis
    But, but... what about my game? :oP

  • http://www.buzzabit.com/aaron Aaron Sullivan

    (ignore the deformed smiley, there. lol)

  • http://www.buzzabit.com/aaron Aaron Sullivan

    (ignore the deformed smiley, there. lol)

  • mrbass

    There is already a game similiar to this instead of twisting pipes on multiple surfaces to connect a path you instead FIND the path.

    It's called 3D Logic in the appstore now
    http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=314102229&mt=8

    • arn

      3d logic is a very different and simpler game.

      arn

  • mrbass

    There is already a game similiar to this instead of twisting pipes on multiple surfaces to connect a path you instead FIND the path.

    It's called 3D Logic in the appstore now
    http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=314102229&mt=8

    • arn

      3d logic is a very different and simpler game.

      arn

  • Benj

    That PC version looks really nice!

  • Benj

    That PC version looks really nice!

  • http://knuspar.dk Knuspar

    I will buy it for sure when it is ported, it looks awesome. I actually never saw it for PC .. but now im gonna wait for the iPhone edition =)

  • http://knuspar.dk Knuspar

    I will buy it for sure when it is ported, it looks awesome. I actually never saw it for PC .. but now im gonna wait for the iPhone edition =)

  • Adams Immersive

    Looks great! I'm a sucker for steampunk.

  • Adams Immersive

    Looks great! I'm a sucker for steampunk.

  • Dark NRG

    I want this YESTERDAY!

  • Dark NRG

    I want this YESTERDAY!

  • http://gamebashing.com | Balu |

    Wow that game looks awesome! I think I'll try out the demo

  • http://gamebashing.com | Balu |

    Wow that game looks awesome! I think I'll try out the demo

  • Patrick

    can´t waith to buy it in the app store

  • Patrick

    can´t waith to buy it in the app store

  • Dominick

    I want this game now!

  • Dominick

    I want this game now!