EA Salt Lake, the local video game developer mostly known for creating "The Sims" titles for the PC and family-oriented games for consoles such as the Nintendo Wii and the PlayStation 3, is releasing its first title for mobile phones on Thursday.
The game, "Tetris Blitz," is "a whole new take on a classic game," said EA Salt Lake executive producer Jon Dean. The game is a version of the famous Russian puzzle video game first introduced in 1984 by designer Alexey Pajitnov and made popular on devices ranging from the PC to the original Nintendo GameBoy.
In "Tetris Blitz," the player still tries to fit falling stacks of shaped blocks into a pile, all while trying to eliminate horizontal rows. Only this time, the game has powerups to aid the user, and the game can be played in shorter chunks of time.