[prMac.com] Edmonton, Canada – Canadian indie developer, Itzy Interactive, today announces the release of their electrifying puzzler, Vex Blocks 1.0 for iOS devices via the Apple App Store. Nominated for “Best Brain & Puzzle” and “Best Casual Game” in this year’s “Best App Ever Awards” Android edition, the easy-to-play, exciting and addictive block game is now available for the iPhone and iPad. An alternative to traditional, “Match 3” type puzzle games like Bejeweled or Candy Crush, players create chains of colored lightning by matching up blocks based on symbol, color or both.
Rotate your device to change up the playing board while you draw lightning chains on your screen horizontally, vertically or diagonally to surround and neutralize bomb blocks before they explode or to capture power-ups and increase coin count. Collect coins to gear up with unique power-ups like the Black Hole, X-Block or Nuke to help along the way. Players can also challenge their Facebook friends to beat their score and earn more coins, or team up and take on score trials together.
“This electrically-charged colour-matcher marries slick neon visuals with classic Bejeweled-esque gameplay. We approve of the game’s polished visuals and Thor-like obsession with lightning bolts.” – PocketGamer
Vex Blocks Features:
Four Ways To Play
* Freeplay: Relax with a screen full of blocks just waiting to be Electrified and Exploded
* Timed: How long can you keep playing? Rack up as many points as you can while earning precious seconds with each lightning chain as you race the clock in the timed mode
* Arcade: Use your lightning or power-ups to destroy blocks and reach your level goal, but don’t let the falling blocks fill the screen as the difficulty increases with each level
* Puzzle: 80+ puzzles. Can you clear the blocks in the fewest moves possible? Challenge each unique puzzle level and clear all blocks without using up all your moves
Play with Friends:
Connect to Facebook and challenge your friends to earn a higher score or play cooperatively to beat score trials and earn even more coins.
Rotate your device to alter gravity and change the block configuration, or use gravity to help you surround and capture Mystery Block power-ups or to neutralize Bomb Blocks before they deaden the blocks around them!
Cross Platform Play:
Play Vex Blocks on your phone while on-the-go, then connect to Facebook and access your power-up arsenal and view existing friend challenges on your tablet at home and continue the action across devices and operating systems.
Earn Unique Power-Ups:
Capture Mystery blocks in game to add to your power-up arsenal or earn/purchase coins to select each strategic power-up for later use.
* iPhone 3GS/4/4S/5, iPod touch (4th/5th generation), and iPad 2 Wi-Fi, iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G, iPad (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi + 4G, iPad (4th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (4th generation), iPad mini and iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular
* Requires iOS 5.0 or later
* Universal app optimized for display on all iOS devices
* 46.5 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Vex Blocks 1.0 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.Vex Blocks 1.0
Purchase and Download
Itzy Interactive is an independent, Canadian game developer formed in the spring of 2011. While tackling the lofty goal of making unique, creative games that are accessible to all players, the company spotlights the video game magic of simpler gaming times. As avid gamers, Itzy Interactive is dedicated to using their experiences to introduce exciting and captivating new titles to the mobile marketplace. Copyright (C) 2013 Itzy Interactive. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.