By Nate Adcock on Fri, 01/10/2014
I can call this a CES mini game review, because I was able to enjoy a bit of a gaming break here at the show while at the Venetian at CES (which I desperately needed). The FlipSquare concept at first look seems way too simple and easy, but after I blasted through a few levels, it became apparent I needed to put on the old thinking cap. Starting position is key, but basically this block connection style game requires clever thinking and pattern visualization skills to master. Once you select a block direction to fill, you have to fill the entire row before going in another direction. The developers are offering the first 75 levels for free (unlock 100 with a $0.99 IAP, and 4 extra hints also cost $0.99). It looks boring, but I stayed through at least 14 levels and still wanted to keep going (later levels add new block types and conditions)... Ah, back to the show, darnnit! Grab the already popular FlipSquare at the link above.
In other gaming news, I was briefly semi-famous (at least until Richard, Anthony, and Daniel walked up) playing a space invaders clone in South Hall, called Cable Invaders—don't ask as even I wasn't sure I understood the reference. This was one of those CES deals where someone grabs you from the crowd, and next thing you know you are playing a video game. There is no end of distractions to catch the eye at the Consumer Electronics Show. One minute you are walking the booths, the next playing "Cable Invaders."