MuggleNet Goes Behind the Game with “Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery”
If you tuned in to our coverage of A Celebration of Harry Potter in Orlando last weekend, you may have seen our live stream where we got to experience a demo of the much-awaited mobile game Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery. If you haven’t seen it, check out the video below!
We were also given the opportunity to interview some of the people who helped bring this game to life: Jam City’s Andrew Green, Head of Business Operations; Rocio Salas, Community Manager; and Matt London, Senior Narrative Designer. We got answers to some of our most burning questions and were also able to get their inside opinions of the game.
When asked what makes them stand out, Green stated that the fact that you actually get to attend Hogwarts as yourself really is a unique factor that separates Hogwarts Mystery from the other games being released this year.
We are the only game where you get to go to Hogwarts as yourself and as your student and play through a story experience that also has some action, mystery, adventure, and then all of the things that make it really personal, which is the school experience: the friends, the foes, the pranks, and also everything about school that makes growing up so incredible, which is the tests. But not just the tests [in] the curriculum but [also] the tests of like, ‘Who are you going to be?’
On if the game will ever be released on other platforms, Green revealed that this game will be exclusively for mobile and not available on other platforms such as PC or Xbox.
Yeah, [we] don’t have any plans yet, but who knows? [It] could happen. Yeah, so Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery will be available on all iOS devices and all Android devices in spring of 2018.
We were able to learn that one of the Hogwarts mysteries is the fact that your brother (in the game) has suddenly gone missing. According to Green, that particular mystery takes you “to some very interesting places and introduces some new really cool dynamics to the world.”
Check out the full transcript of our exclusive interview below!
Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery will be available for download on all iOS and Android devices in spring 2018!
Will you be exploring the mysteries of Hogwarts? Let us know in the comments below!