You can't hide your past from her.

Use your precognitive powers to find the serial killer before another innocent life is destroyed.

Platforms: PC, Mac, iOS



FBI agent Erica Reed has an uncanny talent: she can 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. A 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? And how does this new killer know her secret? Cognition is a thrilling adventure that grips you and won’t let go.

  • Use Erica's post-cognition ability to explore crime scenes and find the clues
  • Track down four different serial killers over four episodes
  • Gorgeous, gloomy and atmospheric hand-drawn graphic novel style
  • A thrilling episodic adventure game with a gripping storyline and plenty of twists
  • Award-winning soundtrack by Austin Haynes and featuring the Scarlet Furies
  • From the creators of the The Silver Lining, with Story Consultant Jane Jensen and Art Director Romano Molenaar


The Steam summer sale is on and we’re celebrating!

Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller features an award winning soundtrack. One of songs that attracted the most praise and attention was ‘The Taking’. Composed by Robert Holmes of Gabriel Knight fame and performed by the voice of Erica Reed herself, Raleigh Holmes, it has become synonymous with Cognition.

Take a look back at the creation of Cognition – the obstacles faced, the lessons learned, and the eventual release – in today’s feature, “The Reckoning – Exploring Cognition”.

For the very first time, Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller is available as a physical product.

Thank for voting Cognition the Best Adventure Game of 2013–and more!


June 19, 2014 - Steam 2014 Summer Sale

It’s finally here, the 2014 Steam Summer Sale is on and we’re celebrating right along with it! (more…)

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"It's a breathless ride."

- Adventure Gamers, 4/5

"Simply gripping."

-, Top 10 Indie Adventure Games of 2012.

"Hits the ground running with a great opener and well-executed twists."

- Rock Paper Shotgun

"Phoenix Online is in it to win it."

- RPGFan, 8.5/10

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