Flip your iPhone 5c case for virtual Connect Four

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The first game that uses the new iPhone 5c's punched case has hit the iTunes store.

(Screenshot by Michelle Starr/CNET Australia)

The iPhone 5c comes with a range of brightly coloured cases with holes punched in the back for a very vivid effect. One developer team seems to have looked at those holes, though, and thought outside the "blue and green should never be seen" box.

Australians David McKinney and Stuart Hall — the team behind the Discovr apps — have made Flipcase: a game that uses the holes in the iPhone 5c's case as the "frame" with which you play Connect Four.

"I was at the Apple Store testing the cases on the demo phones, and the apple staff guy was like, 'ah, it's meant to go on the back'," MicKinley said on Twitter of how he conceived the idea.

To play the game, users tap the holes to place their pieces. You can either play against another player or computer AI, and you don't technically need the case... but it does make the experience a bit more in line with what we remember from the ol' blue plastic frame.

Flipcase is available now for free in iTunes.

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