Factsheet

Developer:
Cognitive Forge
Based in Melbourne, Australia

Founding date:
2012

Website:
auraofworlds.com

Press / Business contact:
glider521al@gmail.com

Social:
twitter.com/cognitiveforge
facebook.com/AuraOfWorlds
Skype

Releases:
Auraofworlds

Address:
Balmoral Avenue, Pascoe Vale South

Phone:
+61 450 143 277

Description

Formed at the conclusion of 2011, Cognitive Forge is a small, independent software studio based in Victoria, Australia. As fellow gamers, we go by what's unique and fun to play, using our small-scale to become agile in delivering unique experiences that challenge the way you think.We constantly strive to deliver unique experiences with a focus on complex mechanical depth and obsessive polish.

History

Early history

Back in 2012 we made a game called Catapolt. Despite good reviews (e.g. from appreviewer and Kotaku) the game didn't sell enough to be sustainable so we made it free before taking to contract work in 2013-2014 to pay bills.

Aura of World's Project

We started work on our most ambitious project to date in 2013. A procedural generated platformer called Aura of Worlds. This has been in development for several years now, with constant refinement from developer meetups and public playtesting events. For example the game has been demonstrated at IGDA Melbourne, the Freeplay Festival, PAX 2015 and Mini Pax 2016. ... We are presenting at PAX again this year, in addition to launching a Greenlight campaign towards the end of October.

Projects


Videos

This video is Outdated (2015) but demonstrates some of the mechanics: YouTube

Trailer for Catapolt (our first mobile game): YouTube


Images

AoW_AtPaxMini_s.jpg
colossalWorm.png
team2015_s.jpg
AGrappleAndChain.png
catapolt_wipscreen.png
onlineIllustration.jpg
catapoltReviewImage.jpg

There are far more images available for Cognitive Forge, but these are the ones we felt would be most useful to you. If you have specific requests, please do contact us!


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Awards & Recognition


    Selected Articles


    Aura of Worlds Project
    Creative Strategy Roguelite Platformer http://www.aurofworlds.com.

    Other games we've made
    Home page cognitiveforge.com.

    Twitter Updates
    twitter.com.

    Facebook Updates
    facebook.com.


    Team & Repeating Collaborator

    Anthony Liew
    Project Manager, Programmer and Marketer

    Lachlan Cartland
    Pixel Artist, Freelancer

    Jessica Turner
    Pixel Artist, Freelancer

    Amanda J. Lim
    Musician, Freelancer


    presskit() by Rami Ismail (Vlambeer) - also thanks to these fine folks