Learn magic on your iPhone with new Potter game
Washington, Jul 17: If you envied Harry Potter and his friends' opportunity to study at Hogwarts', iPhone has just the ting for you.
Harry Potter fans can now practice their magic wand skills on their iPhones, all thanks to a new application called 'Magic Wars'.
The free iPhone app trains Hogwarts' newest students in the art of casting spells and prepares them for duels with other wizards.
Launched three weeks ago by pocketfungames, the game, trains players for wizard battles by making them practice motions with an iPhone while reciting an incantation.
After boot up, the application asks aspiring wizards and witches to flick their wrist to find a matching wand and are asked a series of questions to determine the house in which they will reside.
One can even give themselves a wizard name and upload a photo before getting on to studying spells and proposing duels with other players.
Using the iPhone as a stand-in for a magical wand, players study and practice movements in a virtual classroom while reciting incantations such as 'Flabilis' to cast the spell for levitation, for example.
After casting a spell, each player's magic wand ability is scored by a percentage, reports The Christian Science Monitor.
Later, one can even cast spells outside the classroom and find another nearby wizard by using the iPhone's GPS capabilities to challenge another player to a duel.
Players then take turns reciting incantations and moving their wrists in semi-circles and other patterns to conduct various spells on each other.
And when the duel gets over, the players' scores are calculated to see who had the most effective spells.
Sara Lewis, who created the app, told TechCrunch that the game receives around 2,000 downloads per day.