Mavenfall uses 3D Touch for deeper gameplay

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With battle card games like Magic: The Gathering and Pokémon TCG dominating the market, it seems impossible for new titles to make a splash with card gamers. Mavenfall stands out from the pack with a few special features that are unique in the card game world, at least for now. Taking advantage of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus 3D Touch, Mavenfall lets players go deeper into the battle.

The game is familiar to anyone that has played a battle card game before. Players build a deck of cards that are used to attack and defend against other players. Unlock new heroes and select different skill cards for your “Mavens.” Use your well-crafted deck against real players in live online multiplayer games. Matches only last about five to 10 minutes.

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Where the game takes a unique turn is with 3D Touch. When you press the screen harder, you’ll be able to access additional information.

Tap a card in your deck to read its affects. Use 3D Touch on the card to see a visual of what will happen when you use the card. For example, one enemy may take two damages while reducing its armor affect.

Although it is not necessary to use 3D Touch to play the game, the added benefit is that you have a clearer understanding of what affect a card will have on the enemy.

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In addition to 3D Touch the game’s creators also decided to add phonecasting using Apple’s ReplayKit framework, available in iOS 9. You know all of those YouTube gameplay videos you see with the guy in the upper corner making stupid comments? Well, now you can make your own gameplay video in Mavenfall, complete with your mug in the upper corner, making stupid comments.

The game uses the iOS’ FaceTime camera to record video and audio, while the screen’s gameplay is also being captured. After you’ve made your gameplay video, you can easily edit it and share it on social networking and video sites.

Mavenfall is free and available on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Download it in the App Store today.