Splix-like IO games are IO-style version of oldschool and glorious Xonix video game. In these games you have to cut free territory piece by piece increasing your share of it. You cannot bump into territory of some other player — that would lead to game over. Usually movement direction is limited to vertical and horizontal directions. You are vulnerable while you cut your piece of territory. Complete the cycle to get back to safety. Your score and leaderboard position are depend on are of territory you have.