The Harry Potter series may have finished 10 years ago with the Deathly Hallows, but fans could one day look forward to the next chapter in the saga being written by a computer. "Hogwarts Mystery", players would get to create their own characters and experience the magical school life of Hogwarts for themselves. That is, unlike Pokémon GO or Harry Potter Wizards Unite, you can play the game without leaving home.
This is the first game under WB's new Portkey Games label, a banner devoted to creating games inspired by J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World.
While fans can walk around inside a physical recreation of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios theme parks, there's nothing that simulates the experience of being a student at the school from the Harry Potter books and movies. The company, known for its work on puzzle games like Cookie Jam and Panda Pop, has licensed the IP from Warner Bros. The keyboard was programmed using all seven Harry Potter books, and then it wrote its own chapter of its own imaginary book. Yep. However, Jam City, the studio known for Cook Jam, Avengers Academy and Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff, is developing the mobile game. The result is just as weird - and, uncomfortably for some of us, readable - as you might expect, filled with the characters and whimsical vocabulary notable to Rowling.
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Hogwarts Mystery is coming to mobile devices, and is being developed by Jam City, a developer that - among its more time-waster projects - put together the pretty-okay Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow. According to WB and Jam City, most of the iconic professors from Hogwarts will appear in the game.
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It continues in this vein: nearly making sense, but mostly just gloriously bonkers, like: "To Harry, Ron was a loud, slow, and soft bird".
There's no release date for this mobile app available at this time.