Flipcase: your iPhone 5c case becomes part of the game

Flipcase 1.0 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 001)

To say that Flipcase, a new iPhone game by Dave McKinney and Stuart Hall, is interesting would be understating its cleverness, originality and inventiveness.

This ingenious take on Hasbro’s classic four-in-a-row invites you to use Apple’s iPhone 5c case with its circular holes on the back as a grid, which makes it fun and more three-dimensional.

Simply attach your case to the device’s front and tap through the holes in the case to play. Whoever connects four holes of the same colors wins. How cool is that? Very cool! Jump past the fold for more awesomeness…

If you invite over some friends, you can take turns to make it the most absurdly amusing Connect Four session you’e ever played. The game is free and you’ll of course need to have an official iPhone 5c case from Apple in order to play.

Here’s the one-minute Flipcase video.

This has got to be the most original use of Apple’s iPhone 5c case I’ve seen to date.

By the way, I would have loved the ability to choose background and dots colors to match my iPhone 5c case.

Download Flipcase free from the App Store.

For iOS developers out there, the game uses the new UIKit Dynamics in iOS 7 for the nice physics effects and bounce animations.

The 1.8MB download is optimized for the iPhone 5’s taller screen and works on any iPhone running iOS 7.0 or later.

As the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5 are of similar size to the playful iPhone 5c, Flipcase “works” with these devices without a hiccup.