AlphaFlip is to Rubik's Cube as Flip Is To Twist! A Word elzzuP & niarB Teaser.
Game Play Overview
Like Rubik's cube, AlphaFlip provides a user with the known-end achievement — a phrase or word. At start, the player is given a row of scrambled letters, including spaces between words, and is tasked with unscrambling these letters, through a series of moves called "flips", until the known phrase or word is reassembled.
A flip is when you select a string of letters and they are rearranged – "flipped" – into the opposite order they were in. For example, the letters "A-B-C" would be "flipped" to "C-B-A" and the letters "Y-R-T" would be flipped to "T-R-Y"
Depending on the game being played, the objective is to (re)construct the phrase in as few flips as possible, usually in the least amount of time and/or with the highest score (more points for doing more strategic moves).
AlphaFlip is also like chess! To win, you need to think many flips ahead so you can realign the letters into the phrase or word in 1 or 2 or even 3 fewer flips than your friends and other players. We all know game players who thrive on being fast, and others who take forever to move and receive high scores due to their strategic thinking. For most of our games, being fast is easy. The player who is both fast and chess-like strategic will win. That's the challenge and the fun!
AlphaFlip is the first game of an international company, Flip Games International Pte Ltd, formed between 3 entities, Rob Steir (the inventor); Playken.com (the game developer based in India) and Copenhagen Concept, an early stage incubator in Denmark.