Canadian indie developer Itzy Interactive  has announced 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. 
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.
- Control Gravity: 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.
Vex Blocks 1.0 is available on iTunes for $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Vex Blocks is also available on Google Play  and Samsung Apps  for $1.99USD (requires Android 2.2 and up).
Vex Blocks is compatible with iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation), 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. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.