Express Media’s Cognitile Out Now!

Cognitile is an extremely well-polished game, and Express Media has lots of plans to expand on it.

Cognitile is an extremely well-polished game, and Express Media has lots of plans to expand on it.

Express Media has had this amazing game in the works for the past few months. I was honored to do the sound, video game music and some of the level design on this amazing game!

 

Cognitile is very much inspired by classic adventure movies like Indiana Jones. We tried to make sure it had a soundtrack to match. It’s exciting, epic yet a bit playful. The game has to making your way through 60 jungle and temple levels infested with traps and treasures. You’re shown a pattern of traps which fire and reset at different turns and then have to plan a route through the level to the treasure. It sounds simple at first, but some of these levels get pretty insane.

Dragging your finger plans the hero's path to the treasure. It seems easy but you'll die quite a bit!

Dragging your finger plans the hero’s path to the treasure. It seems easy but you’ll die quite a bit!

Cognitile also has a full-featured level builder that lets you create your own levels. You can put anything into your level that you see in the game’s actual levels. The traps are all simple on-off toggles; step on a fire tile while it’s on, you die, if it turned off, you pass through. It’s simple to design but lends itself to making impossible to remember patterns. Even when you fall in a whole or something, you’re treated to a hilarious animation that takes the frustration away. The fact that your path through the level is maintained makes it easy tweak your route and make it to the end. It doesn’t feel like starting from scratch each time.

 

 

Lush jungle paths, dark temples and desolate caves comprise Cognitile's treasure hunting world.

Lush jungle paths, dark temples and desolate caves comprise Cognitile’s treasure hunting world.

The graphics are beautiful and fun. And of course I love the video game music and sound 🙂 The animations of the main character alway crack me up. Express Media did a great job infusing each level with its own flavor and personality. There were many level designers (including myself) hired to create the game’s 60 stages and the variety of strategy and creativity really shows, yet Express Media made sure the whole thing is cohesive too. Have fun when you get to my last level (Muahahaha!). This game is only a buck and it’s well worth spending. Pick it up today!

 

(iOS / Android)

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